Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu If there's one consistent piece of criticism that gets lobbed in Canonical's and Mark Shuttleworth's direction, it's that they do not contribute enough code - or anything else for that matter - to the Free software world. Mark Shuttleworth has apparently had enough, and has written a very, very lengthy blog post detailing how he feels about this criticism.
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felipec
Member since:
2007-09-25

I didn't say Ubuntu made the codec install easy, I said it's easy in their distro. Other distros just don't have this setup right or they don't have the repos to support the codecs that are being asked for.

Have you tried or are you just guessing? It works just fine here.

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SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Providing you have the repos to support the codec installer, it will works but my point is, distros like Fedora, openSUSE and most others don't, so there for it's not seamless.

Edited 2010-09-15 22:53 UTC

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felipec Member since:
2007-09-25

Providing you have the repos to support the codec installer, it will works but my point is, distros like Fedora, openSUSE and most others don't, so there for it's not seamless.

No, the codec installer is there, what isn't there is the codecs, which are not free. All you need to get the repos is click one link.

Canonical will get sued eventually for distributing these codecs without paying royalties.

This is a problem that will stay there until we start using royalty free codecs like VP8, or the copyright of other codecs expire.

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