Another Unofficial UbuntuGuide?
ompaul at eircom.net
Mon Nov 7 15:19:20 UTC 2005
Timothy A. Holmes wrote:
>Having worked in a couple linux distros, that is a fairly common
>sequence. And in my opinion, it is something that the linux community
>has got to fix --- basic stuff has just gotta work, Sorry folks, say
>all you want, but in the business of computers and dealing with average
>(non technical) users, playing DVDs and MP3s is basic services, and the
>excuse of "it's a proprietary format, we cant include it" sounds an
>awful lot like "its too hard for us to figure out" or "our operating
>system is second rate". We know that this is not the case, but that
>doesn't carry any water with the general public.
>Just my USD.02
If you would care to read http://wiki.ubuntulinux.org/RestrictedFormats
then perhaps you would understand.
I'll see your two cents and raise you the chance to use Free Software.
Just my smiley. :-)
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