[ubuntu-uk] Linux Mint

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 3 18:04:15 GMT 2007

Have to admit I've never played with it though it does seem to get good

Would there be any gain to following Alan C's example and createing your own
spin including the codexs you want to install - or would that give you Linux
Mint anyway?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Dougie
Sent: 03 November 2007 12:46
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Linux Mint

Hi Chris,

On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 12:12 +0000, Chris Rowson wrote:
> I did think about that and it's a valid point, and this software is
> only of any use to people who don't care about the philosophical and
> moral sides of free software.
> I do think that it's a pretty good drop in replacement for ex-users of
> Windows XP who mightn't care about free software concepts as such...
> As for patent problems. This is something that always confuses me. In
> this country we don't recognise software patents do we ?

No, I believe the European Union does not recognise them. However, it
hasn't really been put to the test yet and it has been argued that
codecs aren't software patents but algorithm patents.

It is a good drop in, I can't argue about that.


Dougie Richardson

ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com

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