Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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RE[4]: Great release!
by nelvana2005 on Fri 5th Oct 2007 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great release!"
nelvana2005
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2005-07-29

First of all, you don't need these w32-codecs anymore. Try Debian Etch and you'll see that most video and audio files will be played out of the box, even without Marillat's packages.

Moreover, I am from Germany and here most Linux users simply do not care about this patent stuff. The new copyright and patent laws are from 2003, but up to now, no Linux user has been accused by any copyright holder, not even for the use of libdvdcss2. Moreover, since it is possible now to buy such "multimedia licenses" (Fluendo, LinDVD, etc.), this is nowadays a minor problem in my opinion.

But we have real severe problems now. A new hacker law (the so-called "Hackerparagraph") has recently declared most common security tools (e.g. nessus, nmap, etc.) illegal.

So the download of a Linux distro which contains such tools (~100% of all Linux distros) is currently illegal in Germany.

This is a real problem, not this patent stuff.

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