On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 11:55 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On 12/1/06, David Lara <dlara(a)fls-es.com> wrote:
> El Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:22:23 -0800 (PST)
> "Frank S." <franklinux392(a)yahoo.com> escribió:
> > Why don't you create an easy ferdora like (easy ubuntu)or a fedora
> > mint (linux mint) for people new to linux. please do not get me wrong
> > I love Fedora but to make it usable is a lot of work and I would
> > never recomed to a friend because I would slave myself to his dektop.
> > people NEED a dirty Fedora as you would call it. they will call it a
> > usable OS. thank you so very much for your hard work!!
> Fedora is usable for me out-of-the-box. I can listen my music (Vorbis)
> and watch my videos (Theora) without need to touch anything.
> Slave to desktop ? Sorry ?
> Oh, are you talking about people using propietary software like Adobe
> Flash, slaved to x86 machines and operating systems that are in Adobe
> whitelist (if you use BSD you are not allowed to use Flash, read the
> Flash EULA) ?
> People needs to take care about the problem of closed source programs
> and formats that make restrictions. Perhaps, some day Adobe will put
> (for example) x86-32 bits systems on Flash blacklist. Must Fedora
> ship Flash and support this software ? Or is better to promote
> (coding, testing, translate) free alternatives like Gnash ?
> The same with MP3, MOV, etc...
> Btw, you can install this software without problems. This process is
> well documented in WWW. Or use other distributions that don't care
> about this things. Remeber what is Fedora: "It's the best combination
> of robust and latest software that exists in the free software world".
> Nothing more, nothing less :)
All I need now to ban mp3 are inexpensive digital media playing
devices that support .ogg
I have been encoding my CDs into .ogg files after finding this player a
few months ago (I believe there was a "review" of it in Red Hat
Magazine), but check out the stuff from iAUDIO....
That is the one I bought so as not to worry about "recharging" and I
just carry a spare AA around with me....