martinalderson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 18:48:01 CST 2004
Give Ubuntu a EULA also then. Press yes, it sets up mp3. Press no, it
doesn't and you get a completely free (as in liberty) desktop.
On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:39:20 +0900, Daniel Miller
<sound.the.shofar at gmail.com> wrote:
> The next time you go through a Mandrake install, be sure to fully read
> the EULA thoroughly before you put a check in the box that says you
> agree. I'm sure after reading the Mandrake's EULA you will come to
> understand why they do have MP3 support out of the box.
> Daniel Miller
> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 00:11:32 +0000, Martin Alderson
> <martinalderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1) First and foremost there is a real problem in that mp3 support
> > doesn't work out of the box. I was under the impression that you
> > didn't have to pay the patent fees if it was software and a decoder
> > (as opposed to hardware and a decoder for example). Have I got the
> > wrong end of the stick here?
> > Without mp3 support out of the box it's pretty much useless as a
> > desktop distro for those who can't understand apt-get (ie: 95% of
> > people). Please persaude me why Mandrake can have out of the box mp3
> > and ubuntu and fedora can't. Also, why isn't the gstreamer plugin in
> > synaptic?
> > Also, why on earth is bug 2691 marked NOTABUG. Fine, so we can't have
> > mp3 support. However, crashing rythmnbox because of it defnitley _is_
> > a bug. I'm Mr Joe First Time Linux user. I double click on
> > some-crappy-band.mp3. My mp3 player crashes. I have no idea what is
> > wrong. I put a pirated copy of Windows on and it works fine.
> > Therefore, I assume Linux is buggy and crappy, basically.
> > If it can't play mp3 support, it should just say 'mp3 support is
> > disabled. Please visit [link] to enable it' or something. Also, why
> > are the radio stations in the default install using mp3? Basically
> > it's a bit like going on firefox and the default home page crashes it.
> > It's bad bad behaviour.
> > 2) Why can't Ubuntu please please please recognize my all five (or
> > seven if you include the mousewheel) of my mouse buttons. We have had
> > 5 buttoned mice for ages, yet it never works out of the box. My mouse
> > is a Microsoft Intellimouse.
> > /endofrant.
> > It's a very good distro but I do think lack of multimedia is going to
> > be a big problem for it to become a good desktop distro that I can
> > hand out to less techincally able friends and collegues.
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