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[Osdir-daily] Linux and Audio Production: Simplicity Required

I am a musician. I spend a reasonably large proportion of my life creating and
recording music. My home studio has all the marks of a musician - guitars,
drums, mics, mixers and of course a computer.

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While most developers use popular languages such as C, C++ and Java to create
solutions on Linux, others are using somewhat obscure or strange languages to
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[Osdir-daily] Ottawa Linux Symposium, Day 3

The third of four days of this year's Ottawa Linux Symposium started before I
did in the morning but the remainder of the day offered a great deal of
interesting information on Linux virtualisation, women in the community, and an
update on the state of Canadian copyright law.

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2. Editor's Pick: Study: Legal Music Downloading Triples Worldwide
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New data suggest legal downloading of digital music is experiencing
dramatic growth worldwide, with the number of songs legally acquired
online tripling in the first six months of 2005. The report said 180
million tracks were downloaded globally between January and the end of
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Internet search powerhouse Google garnered 37.6 percent of all U.S.
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EBay is an icon for online merchandising for both private sellers and
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A number of software and service offerings allow computer users to
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Microsoft is admitting a security flaw in its operating system could
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and Windows Server 2003 are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack
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Mozilla on Tuesday released the latest version of its popular Firefox
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Watching television over an Internet connection is no longer a
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