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Jason
2004-10-11, 18:54
Slim might not be complaining but they certainly have had a few terse words
about Roku, and let's never forget this gem;


http://www.slimdevices.com/au_press_dorku.html


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Roger Mitchell
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 5:10 PM
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox vs. SoundBridge - reviews anywhere?

Oh come on Jason......!!

No - I don't like the idea of folks gaining from other peoples work and I
agree that in a perfect world they would be giving credit (and money!) to
Slim, or someone, or the many, many, people that have made slimserver work;
or whatever! Our poor friend Oscar asked for a comparison of the 2 products,
not for a moral standpoint. What about the thousands of people who download
music illegally, or copy software (yes, even Microsoft's overpriced
software!). That's life! Its full of people (of all races), stealing from
others, freewheeling, claiming benefits their not entitled too, succeeding
off the backs of others. Etc, etc!!

Get used to it, cos sure as hell won't freeze over, things aint gonna
change. Bottom line? I agree with you; but who cares? You and I both know
that the folks at Slim are way cool - I don't hear them complaining!

Regards
Roger, UK





-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: 11 October 2004 22:29
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox vs. SoundBridge - reviews anywhere?

I'm sure if you spent a lot of time and energy developing open sourced
software you would just be tickled to death if someone else took your
software to drive their own device which pays you nothing.

Maybe you like the idea of folks having a great time working for other folks
gain, the least Roku could do is give Slim some credit for developing such
great software.

And no, I'm not British or French but thanks for playing.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Roger Mitchell
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 1:36 AM
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox vs. SoundBridge - reviews anywhere?

Everything was going well until you got to the last 2 sentences. The comment
about Roku - what possible use was that??! With that attitude you must be
either British or French. Get real, people use other peoples ideas all the
time. It's the way the world works!

Regards
Roger, UK

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: 11 October 2004 04:43
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox vs. SoundBridge - reviews anywhere?

The only way for Soundbridge to get Squeezebox type function is by them
latching on to the Slim Server software. Slim Server does not support the
Soundbridge so if you want full compatibility, guarentee of plugins working,
future proofing, etc, you are pretty much on your own.

The other way the Soundbridge works is through iTunes. One additional
thing, Roku does not pay Slim Devices a red cent for their use of Slim
Server and does not even give them any credit for developing it. In my
opinion this makes them wankers and I would not give them any of my money.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Oscar Fowler
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 4:52 PM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox vs. SoundBridge - reviews anywhere?

I'm looking for some comparisons between the two devices. I currently have
a Squeezebox which I'm quite happy with, but I was thinking of getting a
second device for another room in the house, and the look of the SoundBridge
would work better there. I'm not willing to sacrifice on functionality,
though. Comments?

Kevin O. Lepard
2004-10-11, 19:15
>Slim might not be complaining but they certainly have had a few terse words
>about Roku, and let's never forget this gem;
>
>http://www.slimdevices.com/au_press_dorku.html

I wouldn't call that "terse," exactly. "Darn funny," maybe. :-)

Kevin
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