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Old 07-28-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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need a multimedia distro for typical window users.


I require a distro which comes with all the media codecs and can play DVDs.
It doesnt matter if it is an unofficial one.
Something not too heavy since I want it for a laptop 1.5GHz with 256RAM.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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I would guess something like PCLinux or Mandriva One (the latter has plenty of drivers and codecs but I'm not sure whether it covers everything).
 
Old 07-29-2008, 12:05 AM   #3
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Hi,

I would suggest that you look at some LiveCDs too see what fits you.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 07-29-2008, 05:41 AM   #4
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try dreamlinux and tell us what it was like.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 08:39 AM   #5
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With around 512 mb ram I was able to run Ubuntu Hardy DVD with acceptable performance. It played dvds and cds without any further codecs installed.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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Thank you OneBuck for your suggestion, but I am bandwidth poor (only 1 Gb per month).

My own system is Debian and I installed the w32codecs package by hand (only 1 package and no dependencies ). I think I will have to try something similar. I have the Kubuntu 8.04 cd but its such a bloat. It is so slow in loading and accesses cd even if you click the menu button !!! So never got a chance to see if it has the required codecs.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 07:55 PM   #7
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Hi,
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Thank you OneBuck for your suggestion, but I am bandwidth poor (only 1 Gb per month).

My own system is Debian and I installed the w32codecs package by hand (only 1 package and no dependencies ). I think I will have to try something similar. I have the Kubuntu 8.04 cd but its such a bloat. It is so slow in loading and accesses cd even if you click the menu button !!! So never got a chance to see if it has the required codecs.
1 Gb/mo is rather limiting. I would use that in just a few days. I'm sure you can find a source for Linux distributions CDs in India.

How about checking 'Linux User Groups' world list for a local user group in India. Most would be glad to assist you.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #8
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Maybe one of the Puppy derivatives, perhaps Teenpup?
 
  


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