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Donncha's Thursday Links

  • SMPlayer is a nice front end to the mplayer movie player. .deb packages available for Ubuntu! (via)
  • Gamma Goblin has an innovative solution to the new learner driver laws here in Ireland.
  • Meanwhile, Grandad introduces his how to drive in Ireland series.
  • Recommended tags for WordPress – just one of the new plugins springing up to make tagging in WordPress easier. This Blog Herald post lists lots of other similar plugins too.
  • I really like this picture.
  • Kae got hit by a truck! No damage done thankfully.

    Tomorrow, I’m buying a bike. An upgrade from walking. See, I’m sneaking up on the 21st century, but very slowly.

    It’ll be a BMX, so I can use it in that skatepark that opened recently.

  • Yesterday morning I got another Shelfari invite, but this time from Bernie Goldbach which made me think it was legit as I fished it out of the Junk folder. Not so. As James reports, mass invitation spam is becoming the default because Bernie accidentally spammed his Yahoo address book when he signed up to Shelfari. Bad, bad, bad. I hope Shelfari get kicked for this.

Joseph found this collection of Windows startup screens and sounds. Wow, Windows 3.1. I remember the install disks for that although I can’t remember how many 3.5″ floppy disks it came on now. AFAIR, they ended up being Linux boot disks.

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Can I run Windows viruses in Linux?

It’s almost possible, but the results in this article on running Windows viruses with Wine are disappointing. There are problems but things are improving so Linux users can enjoy all the benefits of Windows!

It just isn’t fair that Windows users get all the viruses. I mean really, shouldn’t Linux users be in on the fun as well? Well… thanks to the folks running the Wine project, Linux users can “catch the virus bug” too — sort of.


Woo! Look at those wages!

So, where the hell can I go to be payed as much as the people surveyed in this report? What do I have to do? Sell my soul? (aka – use Windows ;))