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

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at
Wed Oct 4 10:11:22 BST 2006

On 10/4/06, Chanchao <custom at> wrote:
> It seems Freespire is exactly the thing I wondered about way back when I
> started using Ubuntu:  "It Does Not Have To Be That Hard" to get stuff
> to play, and I always felt Ubuntu was over-cautious on licensing
> issues.. You'd think that if ANYONE would have the connections/clout to
> get the licensing issues for home users sorted then it would be sabdfl..
>   Yet it never happened, and now there's Freespire with others likely to
> follow suit.  (OpenSuse perhaps?) So how about it?  Let's do an
> 'enriched media edition' of Ubuntu.
> I did notice however that Freespire uses KDE, which I hate A LOT more
> than a bit of DIY'ing on the RestrictedFormats page.
> I bet dumping KDE in favour of Gnome is a lot more involved than a bit
> of gstreamer downloading......

I stop bashing KDE when my grandma told me last 3 months ago that she likes
KDE more than GNOME.

I keep arguing with her, I said "lola, KDE sucks, trust me, it's hard and
it's really complicated", then she replied "If you want me to learn these
things, I have to learn it the hard way.".

It's a lesson I learn now she's dead. That people have different tastes.

So in answer to the Freespire ad about 'steps needed to make X the
> perfect OS', I'd like to see their instuctions to ditch KDE on Freespire
> and bolt on something more humane.
> Cheers,
> Chanchao
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