[brlug-general] newbie distro
andrewmb at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 10:42:02 CST 2005
Agreed, but the procedure in Ubuntu to install this is
non-straightforward and involves searching forums. Same with
installing xmms and mp3 support. Also IMHO the use of xfree vs xorg
pulls me away from ubuntu.
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:31:05 -0600, Tim Fournet <tfournet at tfour.net> wrote:
> In other words, it's a violation of the GPL to write or distribute
> software that makes uses of patented algorithms, so there's really no
> such thing as a _Free Software_ DVD decryption in the US. That's why US-
> based distributions can't/won't include DeCSS.
> On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 01:14 -0600, Will Hill wrote:
> > The last I read, you had to get a non-US package to make DVDs work. That
> > means that you won't find any US distro that plays DVDs because there's some
> > kind of stupid law against sharing DeCSS.
> > On Tuesday 22 February 2005 07:20 pm, Karthik Poobalasubramanian wrote:
> > > I don't know of any linux distro which comes with a decent dvd player
> > > that works after out of the box.
> > > I would recommend Ubuntu.
> > >
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