Finally, not in lame-oh music devoid desktop

I’ve recently made the switch to Linux as many of you have read my previous blogs on the matter. 

One of the things that I missed dearly, but was not a critical priority, was getting streaming MP3 (shoutcast) on my headphones.  Too many higher priority things on my plate, but I finally got XMMS and the MP3 codecs.  What a pain those pesky patents have caused for end users like me. 

977 the Kickin Country Channel never sounded so good!

7 thoughts on “Finally, not in lame-oh music devoid desktop

  1. Matt Casters

    Actually, what I did to get multi-media fixed on my l33t dual core laptop was going over to the MPlayer guys ( at the Linuxtag conference a couple of months ago. Not only did they manage to have including MPEG playback, MP3 etc. running in a couple of minutes, they are also really nice guys. But, they write open source software, what do you expect? 🙂
    Remember Nick, it’s now what you know, it’s WHO you know…

  2. ngoodman Post author

    We’re finding that out more and more these days, eh? WHO I know is definitely helping more than what I know…Although, I’m not sure that’s a good thing to espouse pubilcally! 🙂

    I’m feeling the siren call of OS X. Need some things like printer drivers, wireless firmware that doesn’t need patched, java that works with desktop manager, etc. I love “not windows” but too much I need to do quickly and OS X may be the ticket… thoughts?

  3. Ben

    Hey Nick,

    I have just made the switch to a new macbook pro and I have enjoyed every aspect of the switch. The only downside is that Oracle will not work on the new Intel based machines. But Parallels or the soon-to-be-released vmware fixes that minor probem.


  4. Lee Cheng


    Come over to the light side! Life on a Mac is sweeter by far… and Parallels solves all your “must use Windows” woes. Who knows, I might even be able to score you a deal on a barely used 17″ MacBook Pro, as my techno lust draws me to the oh so temptingly smaller and sexier black MacBook.

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