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After trying ALL the distros from Mandrake to Xandros, it's a definate, that MS has the monopoly on commercial DVD playing, not one Linux distro can play commercial DVD's, even though Windows or Linux can not play them out of the box, all one has to do to play DVD's in windows is to install a third party player, such as Power DVD, and BINGO! commercial DVD's can be played immediately. Linux on the other hand, there is not a ready available (either DEB, or RPM) DVD player that can be installed and immediately play DVD's, WITHOUT compiling, de-compiling if errors found, checking this and that, then spending weeks or even months, only to realize that it won't work, and having to re-install Linux because the kernel is screwed up, hence my title to the post, LINUX is Soooooo OUTDATED.
Also, Windows can detect and install drivers for every piece of my hardware, camera, printer/scanner, zip drive, usb pen, raid controller, Nvidia TNT video card, and usb mass storage device of the printer, NONE of the Linus distros can do that, all of the distros I tried can only detect the soundcard, therefore, to use a printer or camera, one is forced into buying one items listed in the hardware support list.
I say again Linux is Soooooooo OUTDATED, that dinosaurs were still roaming the earth when Linux was finally released, and developers still haven't got anywhere.
Until such times Linux leaves prehistoric times and entered into 21st century, my advise to anyone that wants a good OS with full hardware support, is to use WINDOWS XP Pro,
Not everyone is going to like Linux, just like not everyone likes cheese.
As for the commercial dvd player issue, libdvdcss handles dvd playback, and it should then work through any player (xine and Mplayer being two of the most popular).
The driver issue, just so you know, the main issue is because Linux uses a monolothic kernel, all of the drivers either need to be built into the kernel or loaded as modules. If it's not built it, you generally need to have some knowledge about what module you need to use, which can be a giant pain. There are great tools (hwd) that normally can help with most common devices.
Linux really isn't for everyone. Maybe sometime later you'll give it a different chance, or not. Use what you know and like.
Why do some people find the need to continue to post the same rants over and over. Did you think we didn't
understand you opinion in you post "Linux is Crap", or the other witty title of "Linux is and always will be Crap"
You don't like Linux. We get it. Personally I disagree with you. Regardless, I'm proud that even with your attitude the people here still try to help you and treat you with respect. You might learn something from them.
Closed. Your lack of success in a) reading the title of the forum, b) understanding the real meaning of the word "success" and c) not getting Linux to work as well as the rest of us makes this thread entirely a failure.
When we create a forum called "Member Failure Stories" we'll drop you a line.