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06 Nov 2006

Ripping to Ogg Vorbis

I have as some senior bod at EMI recently said ripped all my popular-CDs to Ogg Vorbis. I'm glad to see EMI now admit that DRM is no way to sell CDs, in future EMI will encourage people to buy their disks by adding more value to them, rather than removing it.

I'm now in the process of ripping all my classical and jazz CDs to Ogg Vorbis. I suppose I should actually rip them to FLAC but I don't have enough disk space to spare and on my PC it is hard to hear the difference between an Ogg Vorbis and FLAC encoded file.

Please Leave Your Prejudice At The Door

I recently saw a comment where an long time Unix user was shocked at the comments that a new Linux user said. The Windows user found Ubuntu Linux great as it only crashed every now and then, and he only needed to reinstall it every few months. The Windows user use to Windows crashing, frequent reinstalls and malware infections found the relative stability of Ubuntu great but in reality he should expect more.

At the same time I know long time Unix users, who constantl gripe about Linux not doing things the old insecure way that Unix does. All this SSH and secure by default annoys long time Unix users use to wide open server from the halcyon days before the great unwashed were let loose on the "net" with their infected Windows "pee-cees".

It's nice that Windows and Unix users are upgrading to Linux, but they both should expect more from Linux. Linux is neither Unix nor Windows and it does not and should not behave like either of these legacy operating systems.