Congrats on the new press!

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Oct 10 16:22:24 UTC 2007

> On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 07:36:17AM +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 15:56 -0400, Monkey Boy wrote:
>>> NY Times article about Ubuntu on the new Dells.
>>> They even link to the Ubuntu home page for downloads.
>> And to Automatix. "To watch a movie, the Linux user must install
>> necessary codecs, or decoders. One way to do that is to first download a
>> program called Automatix from"
>> It's incredible how pervasive this meme is, and since Feisty the codec
>> things even works automatically for most things (except DVD, and there
>> is a 2-line command right there in the Ubuntu help in the System menu).
>> It just seems to never go away, and new users will keep to get burnt.

	Maybe there should be something added to ubuntu-base that watches for 
the user starting to run Automatix, then either a) stops it cold; or b) 
give the user a full screen warning about the danger of using it, and 
that it's a bad idea to use Automatix.

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