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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re: Java & proprietary stuff
by theantix on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 21:29 UTC

What, you think they aren't because they don't want to? They legally cannot distribute "proprietary stuff" because it's, uh, proprietary. It's kind of the point. All Ubuntu and other distributions can do is make it easy for end users to add support for these nonfree formats, and they have done so quite well.