First impressions with Ubuntu

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Fri Sep 17 08:57:00 UTC 2004

<quote who="Julien Olivier">

>  - After installing toolame (I also tried with lame), I still can't rip
> to MP3 with sound-juicer. Do I need to do anythig else ?

sound-juicer uses gstreamer, which is not built with lame support, because
there are legal issues with providing mp3 encoding/decoding. We are looking
at ways to solve this.

>  - Why don't you provide ndiswrapper packages. Are there any legal
> reasons not to ? I think it would be great to have it by default, and to
> even build a front-end so that one can easily install Windows drivers
> for his WiFi card.

We may provide ndiswrapper in our unsupported 'restricted' set of packages
in the future.

> - How to install Flash and the JRE for Firefox ? How to install DVD
> playback, additional multimedia codecs ? Is there a repository for all
> this problematic packages, such as for Fedora or PLF for
> Mandrake ?

Not yet.

> Finally, a suggestion:
>  - I like Ubuntu's default theme, except one thing: the brown color on
> the window title bar. I think brown isn't a very neutral color. I would
> prefer something blueish... But that's only a  question of taste of
> course.

The artwork in our final release will be quite different - stay tuned. :-)

> Sorry for the long email, I just hope it will be useful. And
> congratulations for this great distribution !

Cool, thank you!

- Jeff

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