Fedora's way forward

Cam camilo at mesias.co.uk
Tue Mar 28 11:30:12 UTC 2006


If art is all you have to complain about then that shows just how far we 
have come. I'd rather see art relegated to the sidelines so people can 
choose a distro on real tangible features. Or would you rather people 
chose Ubuntu for it's brownness, Fedora for it's blueness or Suse/Novell 
for it's greenness?

The point about handling modern media is more interesting for me. As a 
geek user I'm *this* close to re-ripping my entire collection as ogg. 
The main motivator is because it's more open than mp3. Fedora has been a 
strong influence in this. At work I can imagine Fedora being used on the 
desktop and the lack of multimedia support would not be a big issue.

I think it's clear that there are distros with more seamless support for 
media out there, and it's never been that much of an impediment for 
Fedora. Notwithstanding that, a separate commercial addons disk might 
help bring more users to Fedora. I don't think anyone would stand in the 
way of a third party doing this - so if you really believe it, put your 
money where your mouth is... I can't speak for RH but I imagine they are 
more focused on keeping the developers happy than users, and developers 
get by with livna et al.


camilo at mesias.co.uk                                                 <--

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