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

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Wed Aug 9 00:12:46 BST 2006


On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 11:10:31PM +0000, Max Q wrote:
> Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> No, I understood your post. I know that the proprietary drivers are
> available, but my slothful nature hates having to jump through hoops,
> however inconsequential (like, for example, having a "restricted"
> section that needs to have permissions altered to access).

"on the CD", you really don't have to do anything special to have them
installed.

Jonathan



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