from small one page howto to huge articles all in one place
 

search text in:




Other .linuxhowtos.org sites: www.linuxhowtos.org
toolsntoys.linuxhowtos.org



Last additions:
How to make X listen on port 6000

How to make X listen on port 6000

words:

34

views:

46028

userrating:

average rating: 1.5 (4 votes) (1=very good 6=terrible)


May, 25th 2007:
April, 26th 2007:
Apr, 10th. 2007:
Druckversion . pdf icon
You are here: Home->News archive


May, 25th 2007
This is a short essay about why the use of adblockers is bad for the viewer (user of the adblocker).

A huge amount (not exact numbers are known to me) of those sites are made by individials or a group of individuals in their spare time.
They spend great amounts of time for the content which they offer to be read by you for free.
Most of them have one thing in common: they get no money for writing and you pay no money for reading.
Some content creators publish just for the fun of it, some to become famous, some to help a.s.o.

"So what?" or "What does it have to do with me and my adblocker?" you might think.
The sites cost money for hosting, domain name and service. Usually not much, but a few $ per month can sum up.
For a lot of sites, advertising is the only income for those sites.
By using an adblocker, you take away their only income.
If you own a shop and every visitor goes to the magazine rack and reads the news for free and nobody buys anything, how long would YOU keep the rack?
Do you get the point?

If the sites get no income to keep up the costs of the sites, they will disapear or get no maintainance any more and will die slowly.
So you have no new stuff to read, interesting things to learn except those sites made by a few big publishers.
Would the internet still be that interesting?

By the way, reading this did cost ME money, did the ad on the site show up? no?
Would it be such a pain to have an ad on the site, no not one of those nasty layer ads or pop ups, just a normal text or image block without flicker, audio or flash crap?
Sure, you are always free to donate some money, but lets face it, nobody wants to do that.
Almost everybody wants to have stuff for free, no payments or concessions.
Disabling the adblocker would be a small step to keep the internet and its millions of small and interesting pages alive. It would be a tiny sacrifice but would make a difference.

Just out of curiosity and the technical possibilites, I checked and found out, that 40% of my visitor use an adblocker.
You never know, maybe there was something really interesting you might have missed.
So please give it a try and disable the adblocker for your own interest. Keep the popup blocker active if it annoys you, but please give the site owner a chance to get a little money back.

Sometimes just displaying the ads is helping, not all banners get paid per click, some of them get paid by view.

If you like a site (like this, hint hint) make an exception rule for the adblocker to allow it to show its banners, please.
back



Other free services
toURL.org
Shorten long
URLs to short
links like
http://tourl.org/2
tourl.org
.
Reverse DNS lookup
Find out which hostname(s)
resolve to a
given IP or other hostnames for the server
www.reversednslookup.org

New Packages

- as rdf newsfeed
- as rss newsfeed
- as Atom newsfeed
2019-05-21
moneyguru - 3.0.1
Ebuild name:

app-office/moneyguru-3.0.1

Description

Future-aware personal finances management

Added to portage

2019-05-21

2019-05-20
android-file-transfer-linux - 3.8
Ebuild name:

sys-fs/android-file-transfer-linux-3.8

Description

Android File Transfer for Linux

Added to portage

2019-05-20

ansible - 2.8.0-r1
Ebuild name:

app-admin/ansible-2.8.0-r1

Description

Model-driven deployment, config management, and command execution framew

Added to portage

2019-05-20

beets - 1.4.8
Ebuild name:

media-sound/beets-1.4.8

Description

A media library management system for obsessive-compulsive music geeks

Added to portage

2019-05-20

calibre - 3.42.0
Ebuild name:

app-text/calibre-3.42.0

Description

Ebook management application

Added to portage

2019-05-20

checkbashisms - 2.19.5
Ebuild name:

dev-util/checkbashisms-2.19.5

Description

Perl script to check for commonly used bash features not defined by P

Added to portage

2019-05-20

cpuminer-opt - 3.9.0
Ebuild name:

net-p2p/cpuminer-opt-3.9.0

Description

Optimized multi algo CPU miner

Added to portage

2019-05-20

cri - 2.15.6
Ebuild name:

dev-ruby/cri-2.15.6

Description

Cri is a library for building easy-to-use commandline tools

Added to portage

2019-05-20

eudev - 3.2.8
Ebuild name:

sys-fs/eudev-3.2.8

Description

Linux dynamic and persistent device naming support (aka userspace devfs)

Added to portage

2019-05-20

exo - 1.3.0
Ebuild name:

app-admin/exo-1.3.0

Description

Command-line tool for everything at Exoscale compute, storage, dns.

Added to portage

2019-05-20

file - 5.37
Ebuild name:

sys-apps/file-5.37

Description

identify a file's format by scanning binary data for patterns

Added to portage

2019-05-20

fwupd - 1.2.9
Ebuild name:

sys-apps/fwupd-1.2.9

Description

Aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable

Added to portage

2019-05-20

getdns - 1.5.2-r1
Ebuild name:

net-dns/getdns-1.5.2-r1

Description

Modern asynchronous DNS API

Added to portage

2019-05-20

git - 2.22.0_rc1
Ebuild name:

dev-vcs/git-2.22.0_rc1

Description

stupid content tracker distributed VCS designed for speed and efficiency

Added to portage

2019-05-20

git-sources - 5.2_rc1
Ebuild name:

sys-kernel/git-sources-5.2_rc1

Description

The very latest -git version of the Linux kernel

Added to portage

2019-05-20

harfbuzz - 2.4.0-r1
Ebuild name:

media-libs/harfbuzz-2.4.0-r1

Description

An OpenType text shaping engine

Added to portage

2019-05-20

kio-gdrive - 1.2.6
Ebuild name:

kde-misc/kio-gdrive-1.2.6

Description

KIO Slave for Google Drive service

Added to portage

2019-05-20

kronometer - 2.2.2
Ebuild name:

x11-misc/kronometer-2.2.2

Description

Stopwatch application

Added to portage

2019-05-20

libvirt - 5.2.0-r2
Ebuild name:

app-emulation/libvirt-5.2.0-r2

Description

C toolkit to manipulate virtual machines

Added to portage

2019-05-20

libxmlb - 0.1.10
Ebuild name:

dev-libs/libxmlb-0.1.10

Description

Library to help create and query binary XML blobs

Added to portage

2019-05-20

lightdm - 1.30.0
Ebuild name:

x11-misc/lightdm-1.30.0

Description

A lightweight display manager

Added to portage

2019-05-20

net-sftp - 2.1.2-r4
Ebuild name:

dev-ruby/net-sftp-2.1.2-r4

Description

SFTP in pure Ruby

Added to portage

2019-05-20

nextcloud - 14.0.12
Ebuild name:

www-apps/nextcloud-14.0.12

Description

Personal cloud that runs on your own server

Added to portage

2019-05-20

opencolorio - 1.1.0-r2
Ebuild name:

media-libs/opencolorio-1.1.0-r2

Description

A color management framework for visual effects and animation

Added to portage

2019-05-20

opera-developer - 62.0.3323.0
Ebuild name:

www-client/opera-developer-62.0.3323.0

Description

A fast and secure web browser

Added to portage

2019-05-20

pelican - 4.0.1
Ebuild name:

app-text/pelican-4.0.1

Description

A tool to generate a static blog, with restructured text or markdown input f

Added to portage

2019-05-20

postfix - 3.5_pre20190518
Ebuild name:

mail-mta/postfix-3.5_pre20190518

Description

A fast and secure drop-in replacement for sendmail

Added to portage

2019-05-20

qemu - 4.0.0-r3
Ebuild name:

app-emulation/qemu-4.0.0-r3

Description

QEMU + Kernel-based Virtual Machine userland tools

Added to portage

2019-05-20

smb4k - 2.9.90
Ebuild name:

net-misc/smb4k-2.9.90

Description

Advanced network neighborhood browser

Added to portage

2019-05-20

rdf newsfeed | rss newsfeed | Atom newsfeed
- Powered by LeopardCMS - Running on Gentoo -
Copyright 2004-2018 Sascha Nitsch Unternehmensberatung UG(haftungsbeschänkt)
Valid XHTML1.1 : Valid CSS : buttonmaker
- Level Triple-A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 -
- Copyright and legal notices -
Time to create this page: 74.3 ms