Someone who has never watched/heard one webcast finds himself wanting
to catch one tomorrow - May 24th. What do I need to catch it in linux?
What's the quickest way?
The distros on the box are:
1. Scientific Linux (RHEL 4 clone) offering sound, but
_NO_video_software_ that I can find. I am not usually interested in
sound, but can play a cd through the thing, so alsa is in there.
2 Hardened linuxfromscratch (compile your own, after you compile the 20
libraries requred to get going in the first place). Many Pax, &
Grsecurity features enabled, full ssp compiler, /dev/erandom, too many
hacks to mention. Video is notoriously insecure software, & this rebels
at non-pic code, non-pie executables, assembler, et al. This has
Xorg-6.9.0, I don't think I bothered with alsa yet. A learning
3. Hardened linuxfromscratch with less hardening. I still have to cook
the kernel, and spend a few hours tweaking & installing X. This is the
system of next week, or next year.
4. Windows 98SE. Only run when there is a specific requirement for it.
The kids get on & wreck it - usually left in a mess. Who wants windows
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