Other areas of the site include a Site Map to help you navigate the site, an Archive of previous festivals, and the Featured Content area that includes the GABBF Hall of Fame section.
The redesigned Web site for the host band of the festival - The Advocate Brass Band - easily can be accessed by clicking on the Advocate Brass Band link. The direct link to the ABB site is www.gabbf.com/ abb/.
ABB's site features a band biography, discography, band personnel with an updated photo and information, articles, overseas tours, spring and fall concerts and more. New photos from their trips and a video from one of their spring concerts also were added to the site.
Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems Inc., announced at a recent gathering his company's open-source Zettabyte File System (ZFS) file system would replace Apple's Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+) file system in its new Mac OS X 10.5, codenamed "Leopard," when it ships this fall. ZFS was designed by Sun for its Solaris OS but it is licensed as open-source. Read more here.
AnywhereCD, a new online music store, and Warner Music Group, a top music label, have settled their differences. AnywhereCD will offer Warner's music catalog through the end of September. AnywhereCD also has adjusted its prices to match Amazon's CD prices. Learn more here.
Free online courses
CNET's Online courses will offer an "Ultimate Home Theater for Sports and Movie Fans" class beginning Monday. The course will show you how to set up the ultimate home theater in six short lessons. You will learn the important factors of HDTV and surround sound, various acronyms and formats, your choices for HD programming, which movies best suit your home theater and how to set up the room. Learn more or register here.
CNET's Online Courses is offering a "Save Video Home Movies to DVD" class beginning Monday. The free course will teach you how to convert your analog VHS tapes to digital form and then burn them onto DVDs. You will learn how to connect your VCR to an analog-to-video converter, how to connect your analog-to-video converter to your PC, how to configure your video-editing software and how to capture the video. You will also learn how to edit the video and the audio in your video and then how to burn your edited video to DVD. Learn more or sign up here.
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