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Re: Fedora Core 2 - review.

On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 05:43, Davy Brion wrote:

> as good as that sounds, it's not a very realistic view. People want to
> share multimedia files.  I'm not talking about warez but a lot of
> regular computer users often like to share fun stuff with other people.
> This stuff could be sites they find amusing, a song they like, a funny
> movie clip, etc...  And unfortunately, those files usually are mp3,
> flash, mpeg, etc.  
> I know Red Hat can't support this stuff in Fedora from a legal point of
> view, but it is hurting linux adoption IMHO.  No matter how much better
> our alternatives are (like Ogg Vorbis for instance), if we can't support
> what other people are using, a lot of people simply won't care about how
> much better our alternatives are.  I'm talking about regular people. 
> The kind of people who don't even know a site is using Flash, or what
> MP3 or MPEG is all about... they simply don't care.  And if Linux
> systems don't support these technologies, to them it will seem as if
> Linux can't do as much as Windows can.
> We may have the best technology, but you can't expect people to use it
> if they don't want to use it.
> Just my 2 cents.

Reminds me of an old joke.

Cray Computers (big super computer manufacturer) builds a computer the
size of wrist watch with 100GB memory, 1 terabyte of disk storage,
running multiple processors at 100GHz each, and able to produce and sell
them for $1000 a piece.  

What is the first question everyone asks?  "Does it run Windows?"

Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com>

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