Joined: Feb. 2005
||Posted: July 20 2005,12:26
Unfortunately, I live in the abovementioned unfortunate banana republic. Corporations are considered "people" and the laws intended to protect the rights of individuals have been warped and twisted to protect the corporations.
I can't even begin to describe what the brain laundries have done to the humanity of individuals, other than to say that the phrase "American human" is an oxymoron; I can't advocate bigotry based on a person's nationality, but I can say that if you have limited time and energy, you might want to adjust your first impressions and decisions on who is worth interacting with accordingly.
Getting stabbed in the back for no reason by someone you have invested a lot of energy in isn't fun.
Anywho, all I had to do to play DVDs in Simply Mepis was open command prompt, type in "apt-get --libdvdcss2" and there it was.
That was literally all I had to do other than a basic install, but I'll check out the suggestions for my Kubuntu box. I'm still glad I bumbled across DSL as a rank, raw newbie, even though I have quite a bit to learn and some hardware to buy before I can give up newbie distros altogether.
I can't even remember the last time I had to boot into windows for anything, though; waste of hard drive space for my lappy, even though I've got a perfectly legal copy of '98. I never did do anything with the XP partition on my Slack box, either.
We get there, us newbies, but I guess we all take slightly different paths.
Sorry, I don't do windows.