Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jan 2007 15:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first screenshots have emerged of the new official Ubuntu meta package 'ubuntu-restricted-extras'. This package enables the multiverse/universe repositories (after a warning), after which it installs various non-free packages such as Flash and various codecs. The package is for the upcoming Feisty Fawn release only. More information can be found in the Wiki. Thanks to Digg.com for pointing this out.
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RE: Bad news !
by shiny on Mon 8th Jan 2007 17:41 UTC in reply to "Bad news !"
shiny
Member since:
2005-08-09

The system itself doesn't have any non-free codecs. It is up to user to decide and install those packages. Instead of doing:

apt-get install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gxine libxine-main1 libxine-extracodecs ogle ogle-gui

as one had before, user now types 'only':

apt-gt install ubuntu-restricted-extras .

After reading TFM one can see the clear warining:

"The use, modification and distribution of restricted extras is restricted by copyright or by legal terms in some countries."


I fail to see you logic, and the reason why is this "bad news".

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RE[2]: Bad news !
by lezard on Mon 8th Jan 2007 17:50 in reply to "RE: Bad news !"
lezard Member since:
2005-10-11

The article is blocked by my proxy, but hey :
"The use, modification and distribution of restricted extras is restricted by copyright or by legal terms in some countries."

Is that all you've got ? Nothing about freedom, free software ?

Ubuntu is definitly not for me...

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RE[3]: Bad news !
by FooBarWidget on Mon 8th Jan 2007 19:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Bad news !"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

Do you think 99% of the users give a damn about that?

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RE[3]: Bad news !
by cmize on Mon 8th Jan 2007 20:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Bad news !"
cmize Member since:
2006-09-17

That's fine that it's not for you but it's that attitude that has been keeping Linux from wider acceptance. There are many people who are very interested in an alternative to Microsoft but who don't care that they are running 100% free software.

Distributions are going to have to start compromising on things like this and proprietary video drivers if Linux is ever going to be more than a niche product.

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