Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs such as Adobe Flash or Skype or the ability to play proprietary audio and video formats such as MP3 or commercial DVDs to your Linux desktop. Here's how to do it.
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H.264 is the product of an alliance of evil and I hope Google destroys this alliance with (latest favored open source codec).

That is - a little - unfair. The problem is that the geek is web-centric. The problem is that the geek expects the world to turn on a dime.

For example, production and marketing decisions for this year's back-to-school and Christmas shopping seasons have been made - and we are already into the next cycle.

The "Flip" pocket camcorder that supports WebM is at least two or three years down the road. It may never happen.

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