“The Ubuntu Technical Board has voted not to install the
non-free extras package by default during a standard Ubuntu
“This an option that, if selected, installs proprietary software
including hardware drivers, media codecs and the Flash player. It
has been opt-in rather than opt out since its first appearance.
“When considering the issue, bear in mind that the fact that
many proprietary technologies ‘just work’ is often cited as a
superiority of distributions such as Mint.”