ubuntu common customizations for eft

July 22nd, 2006

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I’m probably utterly alone here, but I find this stuff fascinating — it’s a wiki page that documents the Ubuntu developers discussing the current crop of community scripts that enable and install all kinds of popular yet proprietary “non-free” items into the Ubuntu linux distribution. It’s an interesting discussion if not only as a peek into what does and what does not make the cut into Ubuntu, and why; but also because the developers aren’t taking the standard stodgy greybearded linux developer “people shouldn’t install this software” stance, but instead “people shouldn’t go about installing this software in this comparatively kinda messy way, and so hey let’s try and make it easier/safer/better for them to what they want to do or what they’re going to try and do anyway.

Mark my words: Ubuntu will outpace all the other linux distributions — and you know why? Because it’s a dancer.

~jeff

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