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P@trick99 12-16-2008 05:49 PM

Which Linux Distro? Most complete out of the box Linux distro?
 
Hi there,

I would like to know, which Linux distro is most complete - out of the box linux distro. (I can't try them all, that is the reason why I am asking)

What I mean by that is, everything is pre-istalled by default. All the media/DVD codes, most programs, plugins, tools and configurations.
(Not like Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora)

I know only one, Ultimate Edition (known as Ubuntu Ultimate)
but it is little bit buggy. This Linux distro has everything out of the box, Compiz, vine, plugins, media/DVD codes, most tools and a lots of programs.

So which other linux distro is Most complete out of the box linux distro??

Thanks
Patrick

Hern_28 12-16-2008 05:58 PM

Have one I think does.
 
I think Dreamlinux installs with all the codecs. Don't hold me to it though.

XavierP 12-16-2008 05:59 PM

Linux Mint also I think.

jay73 12-16-2008 06:19 PM

Possibly Sabayon.

rickh 12-16-2008 06:23 PM

Assuming you are interested in a Distribution that tries to be as much like Windows as possible, and includes lots of non-free stuff that a real Linux user wouldn't want anywhere near his system unless he chose to install it himself, ...

You're looking for any of the beginners distros with training wheels.

Any of the major distributions would be equally satisfactory, if you have some patience, and can follow simple written instructions.

As always the answer to that not very smart question is ... "all of them."

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 12-16-2008 06:37 PM

Mandriva One & PCLinuxOS are two that I know of.

roshantux 12-16-2008 07:51 PM

if u have money and want to pay for linux , u can buy a boxed version with all included . goog 4 it.
but if u have all in one , u will not get the actual fun of (using) linux. pls try to find the fun. but u can select what u want. its up to u.

zrdc28 12-16-2008 08:15 PM

Try Mepis Or Mint
 
I would give the first call on that to Mepis 8 it is solid as a rock and all you have to do is install and play. The mepis 8 is still in Beta but I have not heard of hardly any problems. Another reason I make this call is that it is based on Debian and there are more programs than most others.
My second would be Linux Mint KDE that is another great distro it is based on Kbuntu but with most all codecs needed to install and play.

There are so many really good distros out there,these are just my personal choice.

lakedude 12-16-2008 09:15 PM

Mint or Sabayon.

Mint is more popular, Sabayon is faster.

halw 12-17-2008 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zrdc28 (Post 3378003)
I would give the first call on that to Mepis 8 it is solid as a rock and all you have to do is install and play. The mepis 8 is still in Beta but I have not heard of hardly any problems. Another reason I make this call is that it is based on Debian and there are more programs than most others.
My second would be Linux Mint KDE that is another great distro it is based on Kbuntu but with most all codecs needed to install and play.

There are so many really good distros out there,these are just my personal choice.

Second, the recommendation for Mepis.

benoy4007 12-17-2008 05:34 AM

Ubuntu studio, have it all,, but box-pack

CQ1ST 12-17-2008 09:11 AM

Sabayon >has compiz so it totally rocks for a new machine, its ultra cool!
Wolvix >is a little older but.. >its live >it installs like a dream,fast,neat >it uses xfce >firefox has flash >mplayer plays 'everything' >check the apps on the website, its xp-ish really >gnome-look/xfce-look has you sorted for looks >but it looks sweet anyhow >
Mepis >really is sweet though... look also at google site:www.youtube.com learn linux chapter for a larf
(I think kde sux asthma so xfce/wolvix is my favourite and I use xubuntu (which has 'no' support for proprietary codecs) because it has the wireless drivers on the laptop)

IndyGunFreak 12-17-2008 10:11 AM

I fail to see why this would be an issue for 99% of users w/ Ubuntu. All you have to do is add the medibuntu repository, and you'll have all codecs, etc in about 10sec. Another 5sec, and you'll have libdvdcss to play DVDs.

http://www.medibuntu.org/

Beyond that, I'd probably choose Mint.

IGF

CQ1ST 12-18-2008 05:31 AM

it actually could be an issue for underprivileged people/countries where access (and especially high-speed continual access) to the internet is scarce /non-existent

and also an issue is the kind of boxen you'd like to run your OS on >a p1,64/128MBram system or a p4,512/1024MBram system? (you'd realise that once you have a disk and want to 'pass it on' it would have to be reliable/usable for others in your circle of friends/colleagues (hopefully))

beachboy2 12-18-2008 05:44 AM

Another strong recommendation for Mepis 8 beta.
Mepis 8 final will be out soon but the beta 6 version is rock steady, as mentioned above.
There is no need to do a fresh install later with M8 final if you start with the beta version. Just upgrade.

Another tip is to choose a distro which uses Synaptic Package Manager.
It is the best by far, IMO.


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