Playing Blu-Ray under Linux

One of the many deficiencies of Digital Restrictions Management is the fact it makes doing legal authorised things hard for paying customers. For example my brother still can’t play Blu-Ray disks on his laptop despite it having the requisite a) drive, b) power and c) display resolution. Because the OS on his machine (Vista?) can’t …

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Gentoo USE flags

I run three distributions most of the time. My servers all run Debian which despite recent cock-ups is a stable, unsurprising distribution. Exactly what you want from a server OS. My work desktop runs Ubuntu which is regularly updated, runs pretty much the latest Gnome, Firefox etc and is simple to administer. However for the …

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