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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RE[3]: ... - Nvidia, Flash...
by jabbotts on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I'm having no luck with Gnash replacing Adobe Flash Player which sucks because Adobe has shtcanned 64bit development and I don't want to dirty my install with a bunch of 32bit infrastructure to support Flashplayer.

Nouveau is not delivering 3D processing yet, Nvidia has backed out of helping with NV since Nouveau is at feature parity with it. Nvidia-GLX remains without an OSS equivalent.

Like the original post said; where there is an equivalent FOSS alternative, go with the FOSS alternative. Where there isn't, you either live without or you go closed source. Even Mr Stallman suggests this approach.

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