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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Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

nt_jerkface, please stop being a troll, and please make your name less self-descriptive.

You really never add anything to the discussions, you just troll. It's okay to have a different opinion about something, but please be nice about it. Most OSNews commenters seem to do that fine - the people on this site are much smarter and more respectful than any other site I know of. So please don't be a jerk.

And, I don't quite see how the part of the parent comment that you quoted is opinion. He simply stating the fact that it will be very hard for anything to overcome H.264 because it is so ubiquitous. And that's true. (And this is coming from one of the usual open source advocates.)

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

My post was sarcasm, sorry if you didn't catch that.

His post was originally voted down to -2.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

My post was sarcasm, sorry if you didn't catch that.

His post was originally voted down to -2.


I could be sarcastic but I won't be ... I'll just come straight out and say it. The web has non-proprietary requirements. Web technologies are required to be non-proprietary. It is the whole point of a universal-access web in the first place.

Quoting the ubiquity of h.264 in non-web applications such as Blueray players has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that h.264 is unsuitable for use as the web video codec.

Anyway, why don't you have a look at what can be done with open, non-proprietary, free-access-for-all-peoples-as-intended web technologies before you sprout your proprietary-is-best spam all over OSNews?

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-releases-second-Fire...

http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/07/firefox4-beta2/

Nice, hey?

We don't need no stinkin' Silverlight or Flash ... everyone can have a rich web experience, no matter what OS they run, and even if they don't have a desktop machine!

Enjoy!

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