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

Chanchao custom at
Mon Oct 9 08:36:36 BST 2006

Shawn McMahon wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 04:31:01PM +0700, Chanchao said:
>> This is getting pretty philosophical.. In rigidly pursuing absolute
>> Freedom, people can't play their music without jumping through hoops.. 
> This is what I was talking about.  If you're not happy with Ubuntu
> because it isn't Freespire, shouldn't you be working on Freespire?

Gawd, the eternal cop-out..  "If you don't like it here, feel free to go 
somewhere else.".

Hello, it's NOT about me.  I can whizz through the RestrictedFormats 
page after installing Ubuntu with my hands tied behind my back using a 
little straw in my mouth to poke at Synaptic, with the monitor off. :) 
Freespire gives me nothing I don't already have.

I do however care about Ubuntu and discussing ways of making it EASIER 
and BETTER than any other operating system out there.

At the very least, even if we all decide to become FLOSS-nazis, then we 
STILL have to present the case better to new users, AND give them a 
one-click option to get all the RestrictedFormats enabled, after 
agreeing to some legal blurb.


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