Kubuntu KFA

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Sat Dec 30 04:23:27 UTC 2006

D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Friday 29 December 2006 12:56 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> On the bright side, GRUB went away, and now I only have the use of half
>>> of my hard drive.
>> Not a serious problem.  Just search the archives of this lists - I know
> Oh yeah, I know.  I fixed it.  I just thought that was spectacularly helpful 
> of Windows.
> Not.
> Bleah.  It's interesting seeing Windows after all this time.  It gets some 
> things right, some things wrong, and a lot of things just annoyingly 
> different, but basically the same.
> Plus for Windows, the software I couldn't get to run under WINE, and watching 
> Youtube with the video actually synchronized to the audio.  Lots of stupid 
> web content stuff is working that I never saw work before, which is sort of 
> interesting.
> On balance though, none of that glitzy froo froo is worth putting up with 
> having every other thing you click offer to take your money to buy some 
> stupid new dongle.  It's a lot worse now than it was at the turn of the 
> century.  Or maybe five years of beer free software just spoiled me and made 
> me a cheap bastard.
> Either way...
With the beta of flash 9, I have no audio sync problems any more. Also 
with all the right codecs and mplayer, real player and java, it's rare 
that my Linux box can't display a web page that the windows box can. It 
took a while to get it all ironed out though.

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