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Can external HDD be larger than 2TB with MBR?

I want to expand my media player’s storage with a 4 TB external HDD. The media player does not support GPT, however, just MBR. I read that MBR only allows a maximum partition size of 2 TB. Are ...
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Alternatives to Proprietary USB wireless LAN Adapters

Hope So I've picked up a Sony BDP-S270 Blu-ray player advertised as being "wireless LAN ready". I figure this is no problem for a guy that hooked up his second PC to the wireless LAN in the house. I ...
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Are there non-GPL alternatives to Busybox?

Busybox seems to be sort stumbling block for vendors that want little embedded linux. There are even lawsuits regarding Busybox. Are there more liberally licensed (BSD, MIT or at least LGPL) analogue ...
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Instead of VTP , what protocol can be used for non CISCO switches?

I got to know that VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is a Cisco proprietary protocol. So VTP can be used only on CISCO switches. So if there is a non-Cisco switch in a network, what kind of protocol can be ...
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What actually is “Cedar Trail drm driver in DKMS format”?

I know that it is somehow related to the video driver and hardware acceleration, but what exactly this driver is? It seems it is not the video driver itself. So, what actually it is and how exactly is ...
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Benefit cost analysis software

I was wondering if anyone knows about a benefit cost analysis software geared towards transportation projects. I use microBENCOST, but it's old and buggy. MicroBENCOST SUMMARY. if you have ever done ...
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Remote Desktop software: Why is Teamviewer so much faster than the open source competitors?

TeamViewer is faster compared to FLOSS alternatives concerning 2 aspects: The whole configuration process before the actual session: Determine IP, traverse through NAT & firewall, etc whereas in ...
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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How to install skype in an ALT Linux distro (Simply Linux 6)

I've installed Simply Linux 6 (a distro by ALT Linux Team which based on the "p6" branch of their package repository; ftp, torrent). Now I want to use Skype, but there is no skype package in the list ...
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How can I convert a .msdvd file to … well, *any* video file that isn't .msdvd (Haven

I've used Windows Media Center to create several .msdvd files. I just want to convert them to something else, preferably .avi but any common format will do. I don't want to burn it straight to DVD and ...