An order of Ubuntu, and could you MepiSize that
I really like Ubuntu, but let's face it, it does have it's headaches.
After using distros like Mepis and PCLinuxOS, I've become a bit spoiled about certain aspects of a distro and taken it for granted that they would just work. Ubuntu brought me back to reality fast.
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Yep, unfortunately that happens way to much. What I think should be SOP is for the manufacturers who don't offer this stuff included in their distributions...
On the base level, Ubuntu is a rock solid distro with great hardware detection and configuration, simple installation, good set of apps, and nice polish. But when it comes time to actually *use* it...oy!
The problem is that I like to play media, all kinds from all types of places - web, CD, DVD, etc. Ubuntu seems to just want to make life as difficult as possible to accomplish this task for certain kinds of media and mediums.
For instance, not including mp3 support by default means that many online radio stations that I like are unplayable, as well as videos encoded with mp3 audio. No plugin support for web browsers, or commercial DVD playback.
Ok, I understand why and I can agree with that. What I don't agree with is that it seems that certain applications are crippled to the point that even if the requisite libs are installed, they still don't play certain types of media! Now that I just can't get down with. If I have to compile an app from source just to get it to work the way it's supposed to then something's not right.
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rapskat My biggest issue with most popular distros these days stem from this very thing. Getting something as simple as MP3's to play. Every time I see threads like this anywhere...
So, I'm hoping that with the new versions of Mepis using Ubuntu sources now instead of Debian, it will be done with the completeness of functionality that I've come to expect from a distro, with all the goodness of Ubuntu as well.
Cue the wintards.
-- rapskat - 23:32:46 up 2 days, 5:03, 1 user, load average: 0.87, 0.75, 0.57 bash.org #295 - down and use a lubricant.
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