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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Our definitions of "incredible failure" must not be the same. About the only thing my desktop has been "incredibly failing" at for over five years of use now is running Windows only latest game titles.

My guess is that you don't bother to look beyond retail market share percentages which are missleading at best. Retail success is also a limited goal which only a few distributions compete for.

Now, I'll agree that a linux based distribution may not fit some of your specialty needs (all specialty needs dictate the OS choice) but it's far from an "incredible failure".

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