Freespire's Google ads: "What is Ubuntu Missing?"

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Tue Oct 3 11:47:37 BST 2006

On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Alexander Jacob Tsykin wrote:
> > Whatever distribution or window-manager a machine is running, that's still
> > one more Free [GNU/Linux] desktop in the wild than there was before.
> > People should be applauded for that.
> Except that it is not a free desktop if it comes with proprietary software
> installed, like proprietary multimedia codecs

Sure, and by the time you've manually installed the 'w32codecs', or
'nvidia-glx' on Ubuntu then---that's in the same league.

Freespire could be a halfway step in the right-direction.

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