[kubuntu-users] Re: Reasons ro choose Kubuntu over Knoppix?

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 8 22:51:00 BST 2006


On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 09:35:18PM +0000, Max Q wrote:
> Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 02:41:23PM +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
> > > 
> > >    I can see your point there... I hate this drivers business
> > > myself and    wish most distros were not so "pure at heart" on this.
> > 
> > Freedom is important.  Proprietry drivers are both legally dubious and
> > impossible for distributions to support properly.  Nethertheless we do
> > include nvidia and ati drivers on the CD contrary to what you say
> > below.
> > 
> > The latest version of amarok in Edgy also includes automatic setup and
> > download of mp3 codecs.
> > 
> > Jonathan
> 
> I agree with the ethics, but the pragmatic reality is that one needs
> one's box to "just work" as the odious aphorism goes. Three years of
> Mandrake made editing the x86config second nature to me, so the absence
> of built-in proprietary drivers is not a dealbreaker, just a minor
> nuisance. My only real concern with Ubuntu's stand is that smells a
> little of Stallman, whom I regard as a dangerous loon.

You may want to re-read what I wrote.

Jonathan Riddell



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