Linked by V. Deseinture on Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Unlike Apple and Microsoft, and despite numerous demands from their users, Linux distributions have been traditionally unable to directly ship the popular Adobe Flash Player with their packages, due to the closed source nature of the software and the restrictive license chosen by Adobe. While it does seems shorter than a regular EULA made by Microsoft with all the legalese that goes with it, it does still restrict redistribution in most cases, and the FAQ seemed to be clear about that point.
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RE[4]: I don't get it
by Nth_Man on Sun 31st Jul 2011 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I don't get it"
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I just open up Firefox and the first time it hits a website that needs Flash, it prompts me to install, and it's done.

That kind of hints have made botnets possible. In Windows, instead of people going to the official site, they are told to install what they are told in any web page. Who knows what they are installing?

the command-line bullshit

If you choose one of the best distributions, like Kubuntu, to install a package you can use a GUI. Or the command line (*) if you need it. Each one has its advantages, as you probably know.

(*) I executed a simple sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras, without adding extra repositories nor doing anything else.

Edited 2011-07-31 11:26 UTC

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