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Can't resist tossing in 2 cents, although I probably should. Users get a bit defensive when it comes to distributions. There is a large range of attitudes when it comes ...
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  1. #11
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    Can't resist tossing in 2 cents, although I probably should. Users get a bit defensive when it comes to distributions.

    There is a large range of attitudes when it comes to non-free stuff. Fedora is somewhere at the puritanical end of the spectrum. Non-free stuff can be installed but it can become a bit of work.

    Ubuntu also shys from the non-free items but at least they make it easy to install things like java and codecs for those who want .

    Mepis and PcLinuxOS are 2 examples of systems that work out-of-the-box. The user is left to read the non-free licenses if they feel concerned. Mepis is changing repositories at the moment, so stay away from it till next month.

    2 cents and out.
    WARNING: I may be telling you more than I know !

  2. #12
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    I turned to Ubuntu, thanks for that tip! It works well, Java and also old SW's which don't operate with newer W*** got installed with no problem with Wine. So far everything looks good. Kids are happy and so am I. WGA driver installing still puzzles me but I bet I'll find help for it on other threads.

    Thank you all!

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    Glad you got it working and especially glad you're all are happy.
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