Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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Java & proprietary stuff
by Metic on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 21:22 UTC

I hope that Ubuntu - as a commercial distribution and unlike noncommercial Debian and most variants - could include Java in the default install so that Firefoxx (= the default Ubuntu browser) would support Java out of the box too.

It may not be an impossible task to install and configure Java manually, but too difficult for newbie users.

Same with other such important proprietary stuff (like some multimedia codecs).