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Re: [vox] [dozakdai@hotmail.com: I am a new Linux user]

Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):

> i thought libranet development was stalled?

Maybe you're thinking of Progeny?
> i totally agree, but i think the typical end-user doesn't want to do
> that sort of thing.  

On reflection, since the guy said his interests are computer use for
"video editing and for a mp3 and dvd player" (which I didn't really 
heed the first time), he may be in for some unpleasant surprises with
essentially any Linux distribution.  Mp3 players, yes, but between the 
interference of the MPAA/RIAA clowns and impatience of volunteer
programmers with users wanting to be catered to in fine detail, all of
those things on Linux can entail some considerable hassle.

I'll be happy to be pleasantly surprised, but I think this guy's heading
for a big pile of initial frustration that he probably won't have the
patience to work through.

"Is it not the beauty of an asynchronous form of discussion that one can go and 
make cups of tea, floss the cat, fluff the geraniums, open the kitchen window 
and scream out it with operatic force, volume, and decorum, and then return to 
the vexed glowing letters calmer of mind and soul?" -- The Cube, forum3000.org
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