--- Craig White <craigwhite(a)azapple.com> wrote:
On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 19:04 -0800, Antonio Olivares
> --- Les Mikesell <lesmikesell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 21:38, John Summerfied
> > > Today, I suggest that
> > > If you want stability and support, buy RHEL in
> > appropriate flavour
> > > If you want stability and cheap, download one
> > the EL clones such as
> > > TAO, CENTOS, WBEL (are there more?)
> > > If you want the latest and can bear the
> > breakage, use Fedora
> > > Core 4.
> > > If you don't care for stability and/or want to
> > help refine things,
> > > Fedora Core 5 beta (maybe blend in some
> > is for you.
> > But realistically, what people want is
> > latest plus
> > some stuff that none of the above includes, like
> > mplayer, xine,
> > xmms with mp3 support, java, flash and the
> > plugins for
> > them, etc., so you want FC3 or FC4 with all
> > updates
> > and a bunch of 3rd party packages. It can be
> > but
> > it's not necessarily pretty.
> Very well said. Users want a product that just
> straight out without having to "search, yum their
> compile their way", etc with all the great stuff
> mplayer, xine,
> xmms with mp3 support, java, flash and the
> plugins for
> them, etc.
> and since Red Hat is "releasing"/"has released"
> on its own, why not have all these things within
> Fedora. No more trademarks/patents other
> to get what users want. What is holding Fedora
licensing restrictions - which of course has nothing
to do with Red
Hat's involvement or non-involvement with Fedora.
Ok! We can still get all the goodies, no problem a
little bit of work. I can live with that, but other
people want the cake and eat it too. Thank you for
the explanation. I thought that the Fedora Foundation
upon release from Red Hat's grip, would allow for
inclusion of the programs that could not be added
because of licensing issues.
> By the way is this the longest thread of the year,
> will it be Peter Whalley, petsupermarket.uol.br
> Enquiring minds want to know.
Just a curiosity! No damage or hard feelings
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