gdstark at atnet.net
Mon Jan 6 10:33:10 PST 2003
I agree w/ Ethan;
Multimedia certainly isn't and wont be RedHat's focus... As a pure
productivity suite, this is a really nice desktop. Iv been craving
coherency in my GUI since the begining of fancy X windowing systems, I
think redhat is the *best* effort iv seen to date. I have my mac for
multimedia stuff, for work applications, redhat 8/bluecurve is a
My next step is to actually dualboot this OS at work... I'v got no
clue how to join my linux computer onto a windows domain... Ugh.
On Monday, January 6, 2003, at 08:19 AM, Ethan Merritt wrote:
> On Monday 06 January 2003 01:12, Andrew Gorcester wrote:
>> Yeah, I mean out of the box. I'm perfectly comfortable installing
>> all of the missing multimedia components myself (it's not my idea of
>> a fun evening, but it's not something I'd mind doing once or twice).
> You could just switch to Mandrake instead of RedHat. I think they
> do a much nicer job of packaging an out-of-the-box desktop
> configuration. The default installation gives you a fully functional
> Xine multimedia setup, barring only the codecs with potential legal
> entanglements. Those you would have to download separately
> (but pre-packaged for Mandrake) from the Penguin Liberation Front
> site (plf.zarb.org).
>> Maybe I should make a CD with all of the requisite media packages,
>> and an install script to use on new RH installs? But it seems like
>> something Redhat should be doing, not me.
> [Shrug] Each of the distros chooses their priorities. Sounds to me
> like Mandrake would be a better match for what you want.
> Ethan A Merritt merritt at u.washington.edu
> Biomolecular Structure Center Box 357742
> University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
> phone: (206)543-1421
> FAX: (206)685-7002
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