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Thulemanden 06-01-2006 02:08 PM

No 100% distro
 
After more than 5 years I can't find a distro that has everything; only a few (Xandros and Mepis) had satisfying multimeddia support but there was other problems along the way of some kind or other.

Ubunto won't install. (Don't like the look anyway) Bad multimedia support.

Mepis install but doesn't allow for koffice og gnumeric. OpO.org is too slow and I experience blled throug: That is data copies itself to other sheets.

XP is still the only 100% solution. (Have never had a virus/hack).

I don't want to play my money on a paid distro; I am not encouraged.

gues its usd100 for another XP :-(

By the way, I have earlier biught Suse, Red Hat and Mandrake and they also lacked among other things multimedia one thing or another.

Linux is still a play of chance.

ctkroeker 06-01-2006 02:24 PM

Hey! don't give up yet. You can easily install koffice on Mepis, the new version of Ubuntu was released today and it's much better than the old one, Xandros isn't really free though.
Give Ubuntu or Kubuntu a chance, it might not have booted because it was a bad cd. The will send you the CD for free. Go too http://ubuntu.com
BTW, XP is NOT the 100% solution, why else would there be thousands of people using Linux, including myself?
Give Linux another chance.

meng 06-01-2006 02:26 PM

If XP is perfect for you, then that's great. $100 is a small price to pay for something that suits you. I haven't experienced the same problems as you have with Ubuntu, and for me XP falls far short of the mark. So I guess my experience is the opposite.

ozar 06-01-2006 06:29 PM

Yeah, I'd say that if Linux doesn't suit you after "more than 5 years" of using it, you are probably much more geared for using Windows. Still, there are about three or four hundred distros out there so there might be one that fits your needs and style. If not, Mr. Gates would probably be quite proud to see you return. ;)

Either way, good luck with it! :)

ethics 06-01-2006 07:48 PM

5 Years and all you have is "bad multimedia support" and "dont like the look anyway"....

Well if that is as far as you have looked in that time then no wonder it can't do what you want, you havent given it a chance, if you mean by 100%, that it does it all automatically, then no, you are not going to find that in Linux. Anything can be achieved with a little research and learning. If you aren''t prepared to do that, it's pretty much a non starter.

Linux is about 90% for me, i use it whenever i can, the only thing i have XP for is gaming, and i can't blame Linux for windows only games.

I've just sat here for 5 minutes wondering whether to delete this and look for someone else to help, i decided to keep it, but i think it's a shame that people expect a computer to do everything for them, this is detremental to learning and doesn't bode well for future generations.

Computers are dumb, you need to tell it what to doLinux can do what you want, if you can't configure it correctly, who's fault is that?

Your multimedia problems make me laugh, i've seen people solve all their codec etc. problems in an hour, 5 years!?!?!

peter_89 06-01-2006 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thulemanden
After more than 5 years I can't find a distro that has everything; only a few (Xandros and Mepis) had satisfying multimeddia support but there was other problems along the way of some kind or other.

Ubunto won't install. (Don't like the look anyway) Bad multimedia support.

Mepis install but doesn't allow for koffice og gnumeric. OpO.org is too slow and I experience blled throug: That is data copies itself to other sheets.

XP is still the only 100% solution. (Have never had a virus/hack).

I don't want to play my money on a paid distro; I am not encouraged.

gues its usd100 for another XP :-(

By the way, I have earlier biught Suse, Red Hat and Mandrake and they also lacked among other things multimedia one thing or another.

Linux is still a play of chance.

Fine. Goodbye. I hope you have better experiences in Windows.
Seriously, apparantly Linux doesn't work for you. That's just fine. Nobody is forcing you to use it. Not everything is for everybody. What I don't get is why you are telling a group of users who are happy with Linux why you aren't. It's pointless. You don't like Linux so we should dislike it too?? It doesn't make any difference to us, we gain nothing from you using it. Have you ever thought that maybe Linux doesn't have the same goals as Windows? That maybe our goal isn't to make things easy for new users? Do you expect a distribution to do all of your tasks for you automatically with no intervention? Can you realize that maybe Linux is not like Windows, that they are both different and unique and require you to actually do your homework for full understanding? Are you expecting us to feel bad for you and solve your issues for you? Do you hope to get us to all use Windows or something? After five years of something not working out for me, I'd hope I'd eventually figure out that I'm probably not suited towards it in the first place.

rkelsen 06-01-2006 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thulemanden
only a few (Xandros and Mepis) had satisfying multimeddia support

Personally, I've never had a problem with "Multimedia" under any distro.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thulemanden
Ubunto won't install. (Don't like the look anyway) Bad multimedia support.

Sounds like a case of PEBKAC to me.

(Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thulemanden
XP is still the only 100% solution.

Whatever floats your boat. For me, XP is horrible. After all these years, Windows still can't multi-task properly.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thulemanden
Linux is still a play of chance.

Maybe for you. For people who actually read the documentation and spend the time to properly learn how Linux works, it is a wonderful experience.

Approximately once or twice a month people post comments here saying that they've tried Linux and it is crap. Fine. Go back to Windows. Don't expect the people here to miss you.

Read this on your way out:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

XavierP 06-02-2006 01:16 PM

Rants go in General. As I say every single time I move on.

Dragineez 06-02-2006 02:35 PM

Between The Ears
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rkelsen
Sounds like a case of PEBKAC to me.

(Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair)

I've always referred to that as a grayware problem. But I like that description too.

Cogar 06-02-2006 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thulemanden
I don't want to play my money on a paid distro; I am not encouraged.

gues its usd100 for another XP :-(

It's a little hard to tell from your English (not your native language?), but it appears you are willing to spend $100 on Windows but $0 on Linux. :rolleyes:

Regarding other statements, I cannot recall running across a computer that would not install Ubuntu--or Kubuntu for that matter. But hey, I haven't seen everything.

I understand the point regarding multimedia play, though. Linspire plays everything except DVD movies out of the box. To play those, you need to purchase their DVD player, which licenses you to legally play the encrypted DVDs. You need to subscribe to their CNR warehouse to get it, though. Ah--more money. It may almost be up to the amount you spend on Windows. Can't have that. ;)


Edit: correct typo.

Cogar 06-02-2006 02:50 PM

Oh, I almost forgot to add that Windows XP won't play DVD movies out of the box either. Hmm. Bad OS!! :tisk: I guess it's not "100%" either. ;)

masonm 06-02-2006 05:49 PM

Geez, yet another one of the whiny posts? I have had no problem with multimedia in any distro I've used and I've used a great many over the past 10 years or so.

No Linux distro is going to be perfect "out of the box". It's up to you to make it what you want it to be. But then, Xp can't do much of anything either until you add third party apps for DVD, CDROM burning, etc. Try burning an iso image in Xp without adding some third party app first.

What you're really saying here is after 5 years you still haven't learned how to set up and use Linux properly. You sound like a prime candidate for Redmond to me.

Mega Man X 06-02-2006 06:09 PM

I think Thulemanden has a point. In Windows, everything is already installed out of the box: Codecs for all media types, Realplayer, QuickTime, Java and all drivers for every piece of hardware as your SoundBlaster, Nvidia/ATI cards, Webcam, Scanner, printer and etc. Hmmmmm.... wait a minute, none of those things are installed in Windows either. And if anything, I never had to search for a driver for Linux for my scanner, network card or printer. In Windows I have to (and also reboot everytime a new driver is installed).

Seriously though: I don't think you understand that Linux is a "free" Operating System. Mixing "free" programs with non-free formats (as mp3) don't go very well. I hope one day you will understand that and when you do, you will realize how pointless your thread was...

Maritime 06-02-2006 09:06 PM

I think peter_89 is very attractive.

grump1 06-02-2006 10:11 PM

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Don't throw rocks at the TIGERS, poke at snakes with short stick.

Put your pet FOX in the neighbors hen house.

If it does what you want it to do, then keep it.

If you want to RUN you must first learn to walk and before you can walk you have to crawl..

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