Sunday, September 04, 2005

Firefox Mplayer plug-in

Firefox Mplayer plug-in

The Firefox/Mozilla Mplayer plug-in I could apt-get in Fedora was a better one than the one I installed with Synaptic for Ubuntu. I need the Mplayer plug-in for some Windows Media streams.

Especially the full screen option was something I missed in Ubuntu.
Of course it's available for Ubuntu too, I found this solution on the Ubuntu forum.

"http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=60505&highlight=mplayer+plugin"

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Opinion about Linux / Open Source vs Windows

Opinion about Linux / Open Source vs Windows

I think we (open source community), should stop trying to convince Windows users to join 'our club'. Even the debate about the quality of free software vs commercial is something I don't really find interesting.

What I do find interesting is comparing free distro's, keep an eye on FreeBSD and Solaris. Try new updates of software, watch for games on www.happypenguin.org and read the linux news on www.linux.org.
If we stop comparing, be happy with what we've got and try to help newbies in the open source community with good information, this community will grow without trying to convince others.
The philosophy of free open source (share) doesn't need marketing, it will find it's way to the people anyway.
It may take a few years, but I believe it's a process that will not be stopped.

Just my 2 cts :)