Anything for home user and not the technical one??

Parshwa Murdia b330bkn at
Fri Jul 23 17:55:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at> wrote:

> And install flash plugin in firefox. And skype. And googleearth. And maybe kmod-
> nvidia, if he needs it. And wine, if he wants to play some windows games. And
> VirtualBox, if he really needs true windows environment for something.
> And all multimedia stuff --- mplayer, VLC, xine, various good/bad/ugly codecs,
> mp3 support, etc., from the two rpmfusion repos.
>> Then,
>> when his wife or kids visit some media serving website, or try to
>> listen to their iTunes music in Rhythmbox, the system will prompt them
>> to click 'OK" a bunch of times to automatically install the correct
>> codec support.
> And to provide root password a bunch of times. :-)
> But seriously, did I miss something here? Since when is that automatic? I
> thought Fedora was forbidden to even point a link to a website with non-
> free/patent-encumbered things, let alone automatically prompt you to install
> them from rpmfusion?! Did something change in that respect lately?
> The only thing that came even remotely close to what you describe was that
> Fluendo thing, which offered the user to *buy* codecs and licences for various
> multimedia things.
> Really, in order to provide equivalent functionality of a typical Windows
> desktop, Fedora requires more than one hoop to jump through. A novice user is
> maybe better off installing Omega instead, if he doesn't want to bother with
> this stuff.

Many things to install to play a simple game of chess!

Parshwa Murdia

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