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Old 12-16-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 12-16-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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Have one I think does.

I think Dreamlinux installs with all the codecs. Don't hold me to it though.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Linux Mint also I think.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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Possibly Sabayon.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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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."

Last edited by rickh; 12-16-2008 at 06:28 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 06:37 PM   #6
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Mandriva One & PCLinuxOS are two that I know of.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 07:51 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 08:15 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 09:15 PM   #9
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Mint or Sabayon.

Mint is more popular, Sabayon is faster.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 12:27 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 05:34 AM   #11
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Ubuntu studio, have it all,, but box-pack
 
Old 12-17-2008, 09:11 AM   #12
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Thumbs up

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)
 
Old 12-17-2008, 10:11 AM   #13
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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
 
Old 12-18-2008, 05:31 AM   #14
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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))
 
Old 12-18-2008, 05:44 AM   #15
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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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