Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Tests at Microsoft's Linux lab show that counting the raw number of security updates required by the various operating system flavors is not as meaningful as examining the efficiency of the update process.
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errr.... hmmm... arrrr... yep I made a mistake there I weren't going to write dvd in there my fingers were faster than me. With just downloading libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1.i386.rpm thats all? WOW how great is Linux <sarcasm> I didn't even had noticed it without you making me see the light thanks</sarcasm>. Do Windows plays DVD out of the box? Man you should learn a bit about the OS world. POOR guy.

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Tom K Member since:

So in order for Linux, the operating system of freedom fighters and open-ness evangelists everywhere, to play DVDs you have to install something illegal? Works out nicely.

Oh, and insofar as Windows is concerned, all Windows PCs you buy with a DVD drive come with a DVD player package. If you build your own PC, the video card or motherboard usually comes with a DVD player package. Nice try.

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kensai Member since:

Man you are poor poor guy. Still isn't out of the box since someone had to install it. Nice try poor poor guy. I feel pitty for him is there some charity out there that recollects donations for poor poor "Linux is Poo"?

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dylansmrjones Member since:

Actually it's perfectly legal ;)

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hal2k1 Member since:

"to play DVDs you have to install something illegal?"

Not illegal where I am sitting.

"Works out nicely."

Yes it does. Works a charm, actually.

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hal2k1 Member since:

Hey, fanboi Poo, does Windows play Ogg Vorbis out of the box?

(Actually, I know the answer to this. You click on an .ogg file, and Windows asks you what application? You take a stab and guess 'Windows Media Player' - and Windows tells you "This format is not supported". It spits the dummy badly, and refuses to download a codec - even though codecs for Ogg Vorbis for Windows are actually available).

Edited 2006-01-12 10:16

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hal2k1 Member since:


You try to play a DVD and if it requires descrabling (and the distro respects American weirdness about the "decss" library and does not include it by default) then Linux will tell you that you need to install "libdvdcss".

Configuration -> Packaging -> Synaptic Software Manager
(enter the root password)
Click the "Search" button.
Type "libdvdcss" & hit enter. This finds the libdvdcss package in the repositories.
Select the libdvdcss package for installation.
Click "Apply".


Now you can play DVDs.

Edited 2006-01-12 09:59

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