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Old 12-19-2011, 04:45 AM   #16
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Ubuntu lah, best for me,
I am chinese, ubuntu is the easiet Distro to install chinese input methods.
which have you tried so far?
I am also almost 100% certain Mandriva will also let you easily install Chinese input, GUI and so forth.

give it a try as dual boot, it is also very easy for new users, but at the same time more friendly to advance users.
 
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:49 AM   #17
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PClinuxOS also has all the codecs out of the box like Mint. The only codec you'll need to install is libdvdcss to play encrypted dvd which is a few clicks away.
PCLinuxOS I liked for many years until I discovered it's a buggy version of Mandriva.

with most distroes it is quite easy to install codecs even if not out of box. all you need to do is go into the package manager and install libdvdcss/libdvdread, VLC and most Gstreamer packages.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 05:01 AM   #18
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If the OP is happy with Ubuntu, why do you guys keep suggesting yet other distros and therefore keep reviving this somewhat pointless thread?

TigerLinux finds Ubuntu the best distro. I'm glad. Case closed. Move on.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 12:49 PM   #19
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Re: I need to make a decision

You'll hear this quite a bit, but...

Every multimedia program that's available on SUSE will be available on Fedora and Mint, so there's no real difference, as all of those distros are pretty general in their aim, not really a niche multimedia distribution. It really comes down to preference rather than necessity.

However, if you want my opinion (of course you do), Linux Mint is a good choice, Fedora tends to be pretty bleeding-edge and SUSE can be a bit resource-hungry.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 01:19 PM   #20
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Guys, you do realise that TigerLinux has been a member for 6 years,
has a post-count of 1600+ and has a long-standing history of trolling?

He usually doesn't seek solutions, but tries to kick-off aggravated
discussions, and makes an effort to tie peoples energy up in a highly
counterproductive manner.

Just don't feed the troll. My two cents.


Post 7 just proves salasi's statement in post 8.
3 months after the initial thread he comes back w/ z.



Cheers,
Tink

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:44 PM   #21
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You'll hear this quite a bit, but...

Every multimedia program that's available on SUSE will be available on Fedora and Mint, so there's no real difference, as all of those distros are pretty general in their aim, not really a niche multimedia distribution. It really comes down to preference rather than necessity.

However, if you want my opinion (of course you do), Linux Mint is a good choice, Fedora tends to be pretty bleeding-edge and SUSE can be a bit resource-hungry.
bleeding edge can only be from bleeding at the edge of your head after hitting it in frustration trying to setup this Fedora distribution to work as you want instead of the way they want and intended. Fedora is the Linux distro in my opinion that is most similar to Microsoft in this aspect.@It is also quite slow and sluggish.

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:02 PM   #22
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Anyone use Linpus?
 
Old 12-21-2011, 07:38 AM   #23
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As anticipated in post 20, this is likely to become an endless and sterile discussion. Not to mention the countless threads over the one distro is better than another one topic. For these reasons, the thread is closed.
 
  


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