Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs such as Adobe Flash or Skype or the ability to play proprietary audio and video formats such as MP3 or commercial DVDs to your Linux desktop. Here's how to do it.
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So you are saying that Linux is of such poor quality that the only reason people use it, is access to free Open Source Software... [i][/i]

What I'm saying is that, for all practical purposes, Linux runs a sub-set of the apps available to the OSX and Windows user.

That is not a good place to be when you hold a bare 1% share of the desktop - and the iOS threatens to become an even bigger presence on the web.

That is not a good place to be when you are all but invisible in OEM system sales. The kit builder - the technical hobbysist - does not drive adoption.

Applications drive adoption. Applications drive development. The technology of the OS is secondary - always.

That is why the Amigas of this world fall by the wayside.

The OSX and Windows user rates zero for ideological purity and political correctness.

He cannot be moved on that basis.

---and the truth is that you need him. 86% of the funding for The Moz Foundation comes from AdSense. From the mass consumer market.

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