Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Multimedia, AV This is a problem I hadn't yet heard of, so it fascinates me to no end. We all know VLC, right? It's one of the best video players out there, and while I myself generally just install the K-Lite Codec Pack, VLC is definitely a good alternative - and pretty much the norm on Linux. They're having a problem, though: malicious folk are bundling VLC with malware, offering it up for download as the official VLC, and misleading users in the process. Not only does this violate the GPL - it's pretty damn low, too.
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RE[3]: More widespread
by _QJ_ on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: More widespread"
_QJ_
Member since:
2009-03-12

Ho and "lucas_maximus"... Please read this:
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=nonlinux-manifesto.jottit....

;-P

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RE[4]: More widespread
by lucas_maximus on Tue 12th Jul 2011 11:31 in reply to "RE[3]: More widespread"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So it is running Linux ... your point being?

I honestly don't care that that particular website is running Linux, the fact that it is running Linux is irrelevant since all I care about is that the application is working as expected.

The same service can be hosted on Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD ... it doesn't matter.

If Linux worked as a desktop for me and my need[s/i] I would certainly use it ... however it doesn't.

[i]Edited 2011-07-12 11:33 UTC

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RE[5]: More widespread
by gilboa on Tue 12th Jul 2011 17:04 in reply to "RE[4]: More widespread"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... And we should care because? *

- Gilboa
* Point being: Lemur2 pointed out that the problem was -not- open / free source, but the broken software distribution model (or lack of) that's being to distribute 99% of all software under Windows - a problem that was solved years ago in Linux, *BSD and Solaris.
In response a useless link was posted (I don't like Linux! Baah! in your face!) and just as irrelevant why-I-don't-use-Linux story.

... It would have been far easier to conceded that the Windows ecosystem does indeed have an issue with software distribution and continue, no?

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