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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RE[4]: Interesting
by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 27th Apr 2007 04:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting"
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

Using libdvdcss2 is illegal in the USA because it isn't a properly license CSS decoder. Plus it sucks and wont play some DVDs with new encryption schemes. Many new Sony DVDs movies are like this.

Since I live in the U.S. it affects me. While its unlikely I'll be arrested at my home, its still not legal.

Might as well just pirate movies from torrent sites. Thats illegal too but I'm unlikely to be caught, right? ;-)

Your right. Users probably wouldnt be sued but they can force the distributor to halt sales/pay large settlements that would inadvertently affect users.

Anyway... why has LinDVD been ommited from 2007.1? The guy even mentions this issue in his review/rant. I guess I'll just buy 2007.0 Discovery.

I know I can use the RPMs on Fedora.

Edited 2007-04-27 04:09

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