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Best combination for Www & Multimedia.

Google Chrome & Amarok.
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33%
Mozilla Firefox & Audacious.
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No votes
Microsoft Internet Explorer & MediaPlayer.
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No votes
Opera & Rhythmbox.
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No votes
Apple Safari & iTunes.
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No votes
Microsoft Internet Explorer & iTunes.
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No votes
Mozilla FireFox & iTunes.
1
17%
Donut Care.
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No votes
AN Otter. Please specify below.
3
50%
 
Total votes : 6

Best combination for Www & Multimedia.

Postby Alex01UK » Tue May 20, 2014 3:30 am

I say Google Chrome & Amarok, on a 64bit OS.

Amarok is better than iTunes methinks. What do you reckon? Got a Windows version of Amarok running on 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

Hey, at least IE multi-threads, like Chrome... Dos FireFox do that yet? Why Knot? ;) 8) %)
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Postby heiowge » Tue May 20, 2014 5:19 am

I'm sure I've already said this once, but...

Firefox and VLC.
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Postby purplepenguin » Tue May 20, 2014 10:18 am

I don't really know anything about Itunes I don't use Apple products.

Anyway for audio I use:

XBMC to host all media. Bubbleupnp on my Android devices and Banshee on my desktop.

If I want to take music with me (not very often) I copy a few albums to my phone. :D

Q: What do you mean by Google Chrome and Amarok, what does the browser part have to do with playing music? Maybe I'm missing something.
Forget that I misread your question.

On a real computer I use Firefox. I think my phone has Chrome.
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Postby johnhudson » Tue May 20, 2014 8:47 pm

This assumes you use just one of each. For research Konqueror is by far the slickest browser but for non research work I often use chromium.

For multimedia I tend to use Kaffeine.
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Postby Alex01UK » Wed May 21, 2014 9:13 am

Q: What do you mean by Google Chrome and Amarok, what does the browser part have to do with playing music? Maybe I'm missing something.

Nothing really. It's the apps I use most of the time, when I am playing that is, as opposed to work. I think the point I was making was that for the majority of users use their machines for Www & media playback, and the open source options are best I think currently, but we all know that! And Windows 7 is quite good at running these apps too...
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Postby purplepenguin » Wed May 21, 2014 10:44 am

Alex01UK wrote: Windows 7 is quite good at running these apps too...


Wait. Open source and Windows. Get out of here. I would have thought MS would have a fixit for that. Isn't all open source malware? :lol:

Any reason why you use Google Chrome over Chromium? (just curious).

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Postby Alex01UK » Wed May 21, 2014 11:04 am

purplepenguin wrote:
Alex01UK wrote: Windows 7 is quite good at running these apps too...


Wait. Open source and Windows. Get out of here. I would have thought MS would have a fixit for that. Isn't all open source malware? :lol:

Any reason why you use Google Chrome over Chromium? (just curious).

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Most of the time I have been running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium recently. But I use all the same opensource apps regardless of operating system booted. I need to run Virtual DJ & Ableton Live for work. At home currently running mostly Linux. On a laptop with external vga monitor on my Laptop the max screen res I get is 1024 by 768 but on Windows get a 1280 by 1024 screen res. never managed to fix. this currently soak testing myLaptop booted with lowlatency kernel light speed distribution.
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Postby guy » Wed May 21, 2014 2:38 pm

purplepenguin wrote:
Alex01UK wrote: Windows 7 is quite good at running these apps too...


Wait. Open source and Windows. Get out of here. I would have thought MS would have a fixit for that. Isn't all open source malware? :lol:


Ah, but when faced with one major customer too many saying, "If we are forced to choose a single-platform corporate environment, we will choose Linux", coexistence suddenly seemed the better part of valour. Better to have those OSS apps running on Windows than Ubuntu and, Mr. B*llm*r, the door is thataway.
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Postby Alex01UK » Thu May 22, 2014 2:21 am

guy wrote:
purplepenguin wrote:
Alex01UK wrote: Windows 7 is quite good at running these apps too...


Wait. Open source and Windows. Get out of here. I would have thought MS would have a fixit for that. Isn't all open source malware? :lol:


Ah, but when faced with one major customer too many saying, "If we are forced to choose a single-platform corporate environment, we will choose Linux", coexistence suddenly seemed the better part of valour. Better to have those OSS apps running on Windows than Ubuntu and, Mr. B*llm*r, the door is thataway.


absolutely.
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Postby purplepenguin » Thu May 22, 2014 10:41 am

guy wrote:coexistence suddenly seemed the better part of valour. .


Perhaps they will rethink Secure boot then. Or better still respin Windows using a Linux base. "Winbuntu" has a nice ring to it.
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Postby Rhakios » Thu May 22, 2014 6:38 pm

purplepenguin wrote:Perhaps they will rethink Secure boot then. Or better still respin Windows using a Linux base. "Winbuntu" has a nice ring to it.


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Postby guy » Thu May 22, 2014 7:59 pm

purplepenguin wrote:
guy wrote:coexistence suddenly seemed the better part of valour. .


Perhaps they will rethink Secure boot then. Or better still respin Windows using a Linux base. "Winbuntu" has a nice ring to it.

Secure Boot seems more about collecting license fees from Linux servers than replacing them: "If we can't sell them an OS license, let's make a profit from the box some other way."
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Postby Alex01UK » Fri May 23, 2014 7:27 am

purplepenguin wrote:
guy wrote:coexistence suddenly seemed the better part of valour. .


Perhaps they will rethink Secure boot then. Or better still respin Windows using a Linux base. "Winbuntu" has a nice ring to it.


I had a vision once, that, now that it has reached end of life, MS were going to make XP open source, and call it Microsoft Linux. It could still happen................
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:28 pm

firefox and itunes every time 8)
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Postby guy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:03 am

Better late to the party than never. Welcome back Paul, mine's white, half sugar.
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