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[6]: I don't get it
by Nth_Man on Mon 1st Aug 2011 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I don't get it"
Nth_Man
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2010-05-16

Actually Firefox finds you the correct plugin ... are you saying Mozilla cannot be trusted to give you the right link to flash ... seriously?

We were talking about going to the official site to download software, that includes the official site of Firefox, not web pages that, for example, say "Download Firefox there". Also people must beware if Firefox says that one site asks for the "FIash plug-in" [let's notice it's not "Flash", but "FIash", with a capital "i"] and people click to install it, because sometimes the plug-in it's a surprise, like the trojan horse one.

But apt in general is a bit shit anyway ...

I use apt normally, in the latest Kubuntu, 11.04 (it's not Ubuntu 10.04 like the video one) and I can install Wine without errors. I can talk about what I use.

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

http://tmrepository.com/trademarks/useesotericworkarounds/

If, instead of using a GUI and instead of using the command that was shown, you want to use esoteric commands, you are free to do it.

Edited 2011-08-01 16:51 UTC

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