Linked by V. Deseinture on Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Unlike Apple and Microsoft, and despite numerous demands from their users, Linux distributions have been traditionally unable to directly ship the popular Adobe Flash Player with their packages, due to the closed source nature of the software and the restrictive license chosen by Adobe. While it does seems shorter than a regular EULA made by Microsoft with all the legalese that goes with it, it does still restrict redistribution in most cases, and the FAQ seemed to be clear about that point.
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RE[6]: I don't get it
by Nth_Man on Mon 1st Aug 2011 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I don't get it"
Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

Actually Firefox finds you the correct plugin ... are you saying Mozilla cannot be trusted to give you the right link to flash ... seriously?

We were talking about going to the official site to download software, that includes the official site of Firefox, not web pages that, for example, say "Download Firefox there". Also people must beware if Firefox says that one site asks for the "FIash plug-in" [let's notice it's not "Flash", but "FIash", with a capital "i"] and people click to install it, because sometimes the plug-in it's a surprise, like the trojan horse one.

But apt in general is a bit shit anyway ...

I use apt normally, in the latest Kubuntu, 11.04 (it's not Ubuntu 10.04 like the video one) and I can install Wine without errors. I can talk about what I use.

> (*) I executed a simple sudo apt-get install
> kubuntu-restricted-extras
, without adding extra
> repositories nor doing anything else.

http://tmrepository.com/trademarks/useesotericworkarounds/

If, instead of using a GUI and instead of using the command that was shown, you want to use esoteric commands, you are free to do it.

Edited 2011-08-01 16:51 UTC

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RE[7]: I don't get it
by Nth_Man on Mon 1st Aug 2011 16:54 in reply to "RE[6]: I don't get it"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Anyone can also install the latest Kubuntu in a virtual machine and install Wine and see it for himself. It's free, and there are no license problems :-)

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RE[7]: I don't get it
by lucas_maximus on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:14 in reply to "RE[6]: I don't get it"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

We were talking about going to the official site to download software, that includes the official site of Firefox, not web pages that, for example, say "Download Firefox there". Also people must beware if Firefox says that one site asks for the "FIash plug-in" [let's notice it's not "Flash", but "FIash", with a capital "i"] and people click to install it, because sometimes the plug-in it's a surprise, like the trojan horse one.


Well this is down to common sense isn't it.

Anyway it is standard practice to give a link to flash if the player isn't installed/enabled. I am not just leave a gaping hole on my webpage with no explaination to user as to why they aren't seeing what they are expecting.

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RE[8]: I don't get it
by Nth_Man on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 08:18 in reply to "RE[7]: I don't get it"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

It's good that you give explanations to users, there has been no discussion about it. The problem is saying people to follow the orders that they are given when they arrive to any web page.

Edited 2011-08-02 08:20 UTC

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