Linked by Jeremy Wells on Tue 8th Feb 2005 08:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For over six years I have been hunting for a Linux distro that would allow me to replace my Windows installation. I've tried many versions of RedHat and Mandrake, and more recently, Gnoppix, Kanotix, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Knoppix. In my evaluations, I would start with high hopes that the latest and greatest distro would install smoothly, support my hardware, and create a genuinely usable system, but none of them really worked--until now. I recently came across the first distro that satisfied all my requirements: Ubuntu.
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Re: Will stay with other distro
by Finalzone on Tue 8th Feb 2005 09:18 UTC

It's true that I don't care much about a 100% free distro. To be able to truely replace Windows, a linux distro has to provide Java, Flash, DVD player, etc

Windows XP does not include neither on the system as default. You need to install them first from either online or a separate CD provided by hardware manufacturer(DVD for example). That is the baddest assumption from many people.