A little help please!

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Wed May 2 00:44:56 UTC 2007

On 4/30/07, Bob Cortez <rjcortez at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now compare that to Automatix or either of the major proprietary OS's
> setting up to play an encrypted DVD.  Why haven't the best and the
> brightest Ubuntu developers come up with a comparable solution?  Is it
> because they can't, won't or don't care?
> If we are really interested in getting Ubuntu into the mainstream, we
> have a long way to go for the 'average' computer user who expects to
> just insert a CD/DVD and  have it play.

It has to do with licensing issues. If you read the documentation
carefully, you can see that you may be breaking the law as you install
DVD software on your system, for example.

The proprietary operating systems have greased some palms (paid
license fees) on your behalf.

Something to ponder: How much would the typical linux user want to
spend to make it "easy" and "legal" at the same time?

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