Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:01 UTC
Editorial Today's confirmation that Apple is going x86 makes today a historic day in the industry. It may mean that Microsoft might see a few percent decline of their market share the next few years, but what about Linux? If Linux were to lose an equal amount of share it would alter its spread to the desktop, a spread that has been very positive so far.
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RE: @linux will be way better in 2006 crowd
by Ookaze on Tue 7th Jun 2005 14:39 UTC

in 2006, will i be able to install a free linux distro and play mp3's, movies, etc without configuring my package manager to look at the shady repository and download codecs, software, etc that might be illegal?

You troll amaze me :
You are asking if in 2006, a problem which has nothing to do with Linux will be resolved, without using the solution available to you now ? Can't you be at least subtle in your stupidity ?

this is my biggest beef with linux right now.

Obviously, as a good troll that can't use his brain, you forgot to say that what you ask for is simply impossible in other OS (because other OS that include MP3, movie codecs are NOT free). But still Linux has to do it, of course. Amazing.

I know the multimedia issues, and inability to include browser plugins, etc is not "linux's fault". But the problem still exists. Like a friend of mine said: "linux is free if your time is worth nothing"

You are of course completely wrong. There ARE Linux distro that include these things in shrink-wrapped boxes (like Mandriva). You, as a pitiful freeloader, just don't want to pay for them, you want it free, but don't want to move a finger for it.
Fight for your right, instead of relying on others to do all the work for you.
Actually, what you and your friend should understand, is that "Linux is free if you have a brain".
I find this way better than what I was experiencing with WinXP : "Windows is expensive if your time is worth nothing. If it's worth sth, then it is even worse".