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

Scott geekboy at
Sat Oct 7 10:06:38 BST 2006

On Friday 06 October 2006 08:15 pm, Karl Goetz
(kamping_kaiser at spake thusly:

>> In his exmaple he just cited MP3s and Windows Media Player plays them
>> out of the box with a fresh install of Windows (from the Windows CD).
> Not on any install i've ever done.

Let me get this straight. You're saying you've installed Windows and
Windows Media Player (part of the default installation) didn't have
support for wma, wmv and mp3 files to begin with???????

I guess that's what happens when you get those counterfeit CDs eh? ;-)
>> You mention OEM installs and and imply it's not a fair compariosn.
> Its not a fair comparison.
> Just because an OEM does the legwork for 'mum 'n' dad' doesn't mean
> the point about OEMs is irrelevant. it just means the playing field is
> uneven. kk

It is indeed relevant.

If the major PC makers started shipping PCs tomorrow with Ubuntu
installed instead of Windows, don't you think they'd tweak it to "just
work" when a customer takes the PC home and sets it up?

Oh and could you work on your quoting and trimming?


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