[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu CNR deal

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Feb 12 08:25:19 GMT 2007

Toby Smithe wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 23:06 +0000, Stephen Morrish wrote:
>> OK I'm new here, so Hi to everyone. Now that's out of the way... I
>> tried FreeSpire before ubuntu. There were several things I didn't like
>> about it and one of those was CNR. Not the method, but the whole feel
>> of the thing. It felt like I was in the bargain isle of a supermarket.
>> It just didn't feel right to me. I can understand why there is a
>> tie-up with the LinSpire guys. I'm not against the use of proprietary
>> software, heck the first thing I do with a fresh install is download
>> "Automatrix" 
> I strongly recommend you do not use this. It is quite likely to break
> your system in the long term, when you come to try an update. And
> although it makes your life easier in the short term, it means you do
> not learn why the codecs (amongst other things) are not there in the
> first place, and how you go about getting them by yourself.

I am fully dedicated to using linux, and spend a lot of time 
advocating at  computer fairs and exhibitions etc and giving talks at 
local clubs.

I have had no problem with automatix or with easy ubuntu. I *do* know 
why the codecs are not there initially and I do know how to go about 
getting them myself, but life is short and I do *not* want to spend my 
life learning linux inside out, I want to *use* it.

alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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