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Old 08-04-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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does linspire plays everything right out of the box or not ???
i heard a rumour that it does not play DVDs .......
and also i would like to ask that " do all linux have a software dependency problem or just debian based ones??"
please reply ppl.......
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #2
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No operating system does everything right out of the box--Not Windows, Not Mac, Not Linux.
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i heard a rumour that it does not play DVDs .......
Where did you hear this--from someone that knows about Linux??
Most modern Linux distros will do just about everything--but there may be a bit more tweaking.

What does the Linspire website advertise? Since they are selling a product, you should be able to call them and ask.

All operating systems--Windows, Mac, and Linux--are built up of modules that depend on other modules. So--in a sense--they all have dependency issues. A distribution is a package that is tested to work together. When you add things, you can have issues with ANY OS.

Finally--if you are just starting--I would begin with one of the free distros---then buy Linspire if the value is obvious to you.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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Only distro I have noticed to have problem with dependency is Slackware as it requeires you to fetch all files manually... or use third party programs for it.

I have no experience about linspire but SuSE atleast won't play DVD's mp3's etc. out-of-box because licence issues but they only need few packages installed and all will be well
 
Old 08-04-2006, 04:56 PM   #4
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well linspire aint gonna be my first disto, i have simplymepis and have had only one trouble with it ,that is dependency prob and i cant install software from apt-get command cuz my isa server blocks it.............my home pc is also behind an isa server......u ppl know any proxy bypassing software....????
 
Old 08-04-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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What is an "isa server"?----- and why would it block access to a repository?
What is your internet connection setup and what other restrictions do you have?
 
Old 08-04-2006, 05:13 PM   #6
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ISA server is a proxy for LAN i have my internet through LAN ........and well they block my repositories....so i cant install software for apt-get
so i download the binary .DEB package and try to install it and the only thing i get is an error which something like this
" http://whatever the address is.com blocked : contact your ISA SERVER"
 
  


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