[sf-lug] Youtube Issues

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 7 17:49:35 PST 2007

Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):

> When my brother asks me, "How do I put Flash on, and how do I add support 
> for MP3 decoding. and where do I get Google Earth?", do you have 
> another suggestion for what I should tell him?

1.  I strongly concur with Kristian about Automatix.  It's a classic
case of a plausible-looking trap for the unwary -- and is a good
illustration of a broader point about how you should be extremely wary
of installing software outside your distribution's package regime.  More
at: http://linuxgazette.net/118/weatherwax.html#1

2.  Google Earth for Linux is a really incredibly badly designed program
(completely aside from being proprietary).  

3.  See: 

Etc.  I strongly suspect you didn't actually look very hard for
non-Automatix methods.

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