[sf-lug] Linux install on Older Laptop (Ubuntu??)

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 18:02:35 PDT 2007


On 9/27/07, Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/27/07, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On the other hand, YAST has always done a better job for me in
> installing
> > flash, as opposed to Kubuntu.
> This will change in Gutsy.  Now Ubuntu has a firefox plugin built-in


which specifically communicates with the package manager to pull
> plugins when they are required :-)

Awesome idea, but what does the word "required" mean here?  In other words,
how is Ff making it easier to get this stuff?

I am annoyed at having to use proprietary media formats, and I wish that we
could accelerate the adoption of open standards.  But even for the Internet
Archive's Digital Tipping Point Video Collection, we were forced to use both
MP3 and Ogg Theora because the free (ogg) formats are not yet as popular,
and were supported unevenly by Archive.org at first.  And the
Archive.orgruns on Linux, of course, as does YouTube and MetaCafe and
Daily Motion, all
of which use flash.
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