[ubuntu-in] Guide for installing useful apps on Ubuntu Gutsy

Nilesh Trivedi nilesh.tr at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 06:03:49 GMT 2007

On Nov 11, 2007 6:40 AM, Parthan S R <parth.technofreak at gmail.com> wrote:
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>  Nilesh Trivedi wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > I wrote a short and simple guide for those who are trying out
>  Ubuntu
>  > for the first time. This will also save time for us who have to
>  do
>  > handholding for them while we make their Ubuntu installation
>  usable.
>  >
>  > http://ubuntu-in.org/wiki/Fixing_Gutsy
>  >
>  > Please contribute to it and make it a definitive place to point
>  > people to.
>  >
>  I actually wanted to welcome this, but when I checked it out I was
>  just left wondering what you were trying to deliver ? Was it a guide
>  for first timers or adding more masala to Gutsy in the name of fixing
>  it ? I won't actually suggest using wine, adobe reader, msfonts and
>  nonfree-flash. I am not sure whether doing this is any good for a
>  first time user. Rather we should show him how free alternatives that
>  by default we have in Ubuntu to be an equal option for them to
>  consider using. Personally I wouldn't not suggest anyone to use non
>  free things until and unless there is no other way out :)
>  - --
>  With Regards,
>  Parthan aka Technofreak

Well, lets go for a quick solution. I have removed the said page from
Ubuntu-in. :-)

But I do think it is an useful doc. There are no absolutes and
everyone's practical solution will differ. Ubuntu includes non-free
software by default too (drivers, firefox). Claiming that people
should adopt your practical solution over their own, especially when
coming from people espousing freedom, might not go too well.


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