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  1. 7

    Gl3X

    Just work…. Last time i checked even with windows it dont just work. If you are too lazy to just add a repo and type a command then hell linux may not be for you..

    Hell with windows do get most formats to work you have to download the codecs for anything or get vlc…. Linux is no different my friend.

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    1. 7.1

      Gl3X

      sorry that was ment for the arguement lower.

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  2. 6

    vallabhJ

    Unable to share any resources to the network in this project

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  3. 5

    yoander

    The default file manager for GNOME desktop is nautilus not Thunar.

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    1. 5.1

      finid

      You are right. Mea culpa.

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  4. 4

    Stephen Green

    Hey wait a minute everybody, the reasoning here is not sound, if you must have all the the codecs and other proprietary files out the box just get one of the many re-mixes out there. The best one I is Hanthana Linux based on Fedora 14. It’s excellent, does it all, and is readily available..

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  5. 3

    Henrik

    Thats why Fedore never will be a major Linux distribution at the top like for example Ubuntu or Linux Mint. It’s a distro for power users. Of course Fedora contribute a lot for for the Linux community and so on. But a ordinary user want a distribution that just works. Ubuntu not include all things to but those packages are easy for even a beginner to install like “Ubuntu restricted extras” and “Libdvd”.

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    1. 3.1

      Finalzone

      Fedora is actually one of major Linux distributions. Any operating system will require some settings despite working out of box should an application or format are missing.
      Teaching ordinary users how to maintain their own system should be essential.

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      1. 3.1.1

        Henrik

        It depend how much time you want to do the settings and how easy it is. Ubuntu have a good balance in that aspect. If it’s to complicated users just chose another distribution. For a Linux power user maybe thats not a problem, but for a ordinary user it is. And there are actually system that works “out of the box” to like Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS or Pardus for example.

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        1. 3.1.1.1

          Finalzone

          Once those ordinary users got taught about the setup and installation of additional software, they will find not harder to use.
          Even non-Linux bases systems require extra step to fully “work of box”. Remember a system like Fedora had to abide to laws for some patented software.
          I think a good education about operating system will be very useful for those ordinary users.

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          1. 3.1.1.1.1

            DxSepley

            You took the words right out of my mouth. Same goes for the explanation of DVDs; nice one there. Props to Fedora for adhering well to principles of free software =)

            Though I have to disagree with your comment about CDs below: most CDs that I know of are still sold with a generic specification that shouldn’t run into patent boundaries or anything – CDs have always worked right out of the box for me, on any distro, not just Fedora 15. In fact it worked fine on a fresh install of 13; I have a feeling there’s been a config problem in the installation in this article.

          2. finid

            If there was a config problem, it came right out of the box. One thing I did not mention is that I am able to play audio CDs on Fedora GNOME edition, and the Xfce edition.

          3. 3.1.1.1.2

            Finalzone

            You are right, DxSepley. Wav is the generic format for Audio CD.

    2. 3.2

      Stephen Green

      AMEN

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  7. 2

    Kailash

    U can configure the required media codec for audio/video playback using rpmfusion or easylife :-)

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    1. 2.1

      finid

      You missed the point. I shouldn’t need to configure it. It should just work.

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      1. 2.1.1

        Jeffrey

        This isn’t possible for Fedora due to software patents and Fedora being a U.S based project and one that is focused on free and open source software

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        1. 2.1.1.1

          finid

          But what has software patents got to do with being able to play an audio CD or an encryption-free video DVD. You can play those types of media out of the box on the main edition.

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          1. 2.1.1.1.1

            Finalzone

            Majority of encrytion-free video DVD uses vob (video object) format based from mpeg streaming format, most audio CD uses either mp3, wma or acc; for those reasons, those format cannot be included in Fedora release due to its free and open source philosophy hence rpmfusion for the rescue (you can the repository on DVD version of Fedora during installation as long you have online access). Only webv, theora, vorbis, flac and other free and open source media format can be played out of box.

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