Adding S3TC Support to Mesa/DRI in Debian

S3TC (sometimes called DXTn or DXTC) is a proprietary image compression algorithm. This was patented (US Patent 5,956,431) and thus Mesa cannot use it directly nor external library can enter Debian archive. If you want to have libtxc-dxtn installed you have to do it yourself.

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Wine with on-access ClamAV scanning

Using Wine introduces new threats to your Linux box. One day every computer virus prepared to run under Windows will smoothly run under Wine. Some time ago I wrote ClamFS, a FUSE-based user-space file system for Linux with on-access anti-virus file scanning. It uses well known Open Source virus scanner – Clam AntiVirus. ClamFS was designed to protect Samba shares and FTP servers with upload enabled. Here is small guide how to configure ClamFS to protect Wine installation form viruses.

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