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Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem



On Thursday 17 January 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
> > Well, it is sort of like customizing your car.

> If you start with the realization that the manufacturer omits vital
> parts and you are required to customize to have something useful.

Fedora 8 is useful out of the box.  No customizing required to make 
it 'useful.'

After all, not every Fedora user is wanting to watch DVD's or play mp3's.  If 
you want to do e-mail, web, word processing, spreadsheets, databases... it is 
perfectly useful.

Going back to the car analogy, just because a car doesn't include the Z-rated 
tires necessary to go 160 MPH doesn't mean you can't buy the Z-rated tires to 
let it go 160MPH, even though going 160MPH is illegal.  At least Fedora 
doesn't have a governor installed that makes you stay below the speed limit.  
Or a tachygraph to incriminate you if you do 'over-rev' things, like many 
school buses have.

Oh, and my car has Z-rated tires, and a 160MPH speed rating... Ford Contour 
SVT.  But I haven't ever had it at 160.
-- 
Lamar Owen
www.pari.edu


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