post-install media formats wizard

Florian Zeitz Florian.Zeitz at
Wed Feb 22 16:19:30 GMT 2006

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Murray Cumming schrieb:
> On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 09:58 -0500, Chris Wagner wrote:
>>>> we could improve my proposed dialog by making it install realplayer
>>>> (or some other non-free package) on "cancel".
>>>> but anyway, when was my text "baffling"?  i only said patents ONCE...
>>> And there the baffling begins. People don't read stuff, let alone try to
>>> understand it.
>> That baffling is nothing compared to what a typical Windows user is used
>> to (and I'm assuming our targeted audience, here, is primarily Windows
>> users).  Everytime one installs an application he's expected to read a
>> EULA far uglier than that "baffling".
> Which 99% of people ignore because it's irrelevant to their goal.
>> I would say that it is quite important to at least make some note,
>> giving the user some small reason *why* he cannot have these things
>> working as is.
> But he _can_ have it working, if we allow him to pay the small amounts
> of money that it requires.
> 1. Baffling text that I don't understand + Buy Code + Movie Plays
> is far better than
> 2. Baffling text + Movie Doesn't Play.
> At least in 1. the text seems to be part of achieving something, but in
> 2. it's all about confusion and failure.
That would be true if this really were the two options, but they aren't.
The first one is not valid because there is no such code to buy (you may
prove me wrong, but I'd bet you won't be able to)
The second one is only valid in the US (and maybe some other small parts
of the earth), so everywhere outside US this option reads "Baffling text
+ Movie Plays"

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