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Is there a way to find out what type of software is used legal or illegal? [on hold]

A lot of users use proprietary softwares illegally for their own benifits. Is there a method or way to find out if the products they produce is either by using a fully accessed software or a cracked ...
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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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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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unable to manually change hdmi resolution when using a tv as a monitor

Recently i hooked up an old tv for use in my home studio. It is a 32" JVC LCD screen...pretty old: http://www.cnet.com/products/jvc-lt-32g80su-32-lcd-tv/specs/ What I want to do is to connect this TV ...
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Are there non-GPL alternatives to Busybox? [closed]

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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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 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 ...