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

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Sat Oct 7 10:15:30 BST 2006

Scott wrote:
> 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???????

mp3. strangely, Microsoft products support Microsoft formats :o, and 
yes, I'm saying that the shiny cds i used didn't support mp3.

> 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?

You cant compare a not OEM Ubuntu install with an OEM Windows install. 
(well, you can, but its that 'uneven' bit taking effect imo)

> Oh and could you work on your quoting and trimming?
whats wrong with it?
> kthx.

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