[oclug] Mandrake files for bankruptcy protection.
ben at reser.org
Fri Jan 17 15:31:03 EST 2003
On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 10:50:19AM -0500, Shad Young wrote:
> This is a very odd piece of software. I fail to understand any benefit
> it may provide, except for a few people who need the one or two plug-ins
> not yet supported by Linux. Missing from the base install is the
> Quicktime Plug-in... (sure its supported, but not part of their
> installer and is fiddly to get working properly (never mind the abysmal
> frame rate)
Actually Quicktime is supported just fine... Perhaps you tried a
previous version which didn't work nearly as well? At any rate here's a
rather large screenshot, but you'll note there is a quicktime movie
playing embeded in Galeon...
> Who needs WMP 6.4? That is 3 years out of date and does not support
> modern codecs.
I haven't run into anything it won't play yet. It does have the ability
to update it's codecs just like pretty much all of the players do.
At any rate I didn't mention Crossover to suggest it was good software,
though I do like it. It was simply an example of inexplicable thinking
regarding the fonts package...
Ben Reser <ben at reser.org>
"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is
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champion only of her own." -- John Quincy Adams, July 4th, 1821
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