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Old 02-22-2006, 03:19 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by unclejerry
I still don't have it. I like ubuntu, but why would they release a crippled distro, knowing it won't play dvd's? It looks to me like linux would appeal to more people if it was just a little more user friendly. Geeks will snear and laugh at nongeeks, but there are more of us out here who would like to do without Microsloth, if it were a little easier.
I would not say that any Linux distro is "crippled" because it lacked a particular functionality. The distro gives you a starting point from which you can build your own custom system.
I am very frustrated that I cannot use Fasttrack and Photoshop under Linux, but these are not "crippling" factors--they are issue to be worked.
The ergonomics of linux will evolve naturally with the demographics of the user base. There are already many potential users for whom I can set up a linux box that is easily as friendly as MS.
Old 02-24-2006, 11:04 PM   #32
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Ok, Maybe a little "lame" would be a better description of the Totem player. I tried to play a non-copyrighted disc with no real success. As I said in an earlier post, I got sound, but only some kind of swirls on the screen as it tried to play it. I know it is a good dvd because PowerDvd plays it just fine.
I don't have the computer on-line that I have Ubuntu installed on, so the easy way to install all this extra stuff is out for now. Maybe I should try to get it on-line. I use BellSouth dial up. What would be my first step?
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