Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:35 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "After making a lot of progress with Mandriva Linux 2007, I thought perhaps Mandriva had turned over a new leaf, and was using that release as a starting point for an overall better quality operating environment. I was totally wrong. Both the PowerPack Edition and Discovery/LX have slid so far back with version 2007.1 that I have serious doubts as to the future of Mandriva's viability as a commercial desktop operating system." Read more at SoftwareInReview.
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Interesting
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 26th Apr 2007 21:04 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
Member since:
2006-08-18

Does Discovery 2007.1 still have the legal LinDVD DVD player and Cedega?

I'm interested in buying it for legal solutions that I can transfer to Fedora. I'm not really interested in Mandriva though.

Lets just say I have those things in Fedora already but wish to make them legal by buying a cheap copy of Mandriva. :-)

Oh and I also plan to buy the Fluendo codecs for legal audio codec support. :-D

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RE: Interesting
by DittoBox on Thu 26th Apr 2007 21:46 in reply to "Interesting"
DittoBox Member since:
2005-07-08

Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trolling or slighting you...but:

Why would you want to make your MP3, DVD and WMV/A decoding "legal?"

Personally I have no interest in supporting the jack-booted patent thugs that own the distribution rights to any number of overly ubiquitous and technically dated and inept audio/video codecs.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 26th Apr 2007 22:03 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Ditto Box,

I want the peace of mind that comes with running legal Linux software in the United States. Technically, any other way is illegal in the USA and several other countries.

Think of it this way:

What chance does Linux or any other Unix OS (besides OS X) have at gaining widespread acceptance if basic things like watching DVDs or listening/watching to music/video in WMA/V, MPEG2, etc. formats cannot be or arn't done legally?

The DMCA act, MPAA, so on would put their foot down very quickly. Patent lawsuits could follow and affect users.

It could get very ugly fast if Linux was in any dominate position on the desktop.

Edited 2007-04-26 22:07

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RE: Interesting
by shapeshifter on Fri 27th Apr 2007 06:15 in reply to "Interesting"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Does Discovery 2007.1 still have the legal LinDVD DVD player and Cedega?

I'm interested in buying it for legal solutions that I can transfer to Fedora. I'm not really interested in Mandriva though.

Lets just say I have those things in Fedora already but wish to make them legal by buying a cheap copy of Mandriva. :-)

Oh and I also plan to buy the Fluendo codecs for legal audio codec support. :-D


I'll bet you're the kind of guy who will hold it untill he gets home no matter how painfull instead of going behind a tree and exhale in relief ;)

Don't get ofended, just messing with you.

I bet you can crush a rock with your as.. I gotta stop, sorry. lol.

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