I want to install Ubuntu/Linux Mint but only Fedora works on my laptop
As the title says, I really want to install Ubuntu or Linux Mint, on my laptop, dual-booting it with my installed Windows 8 (for gaming purposes).
But the problem is, only Fedora or other Fedora-based distro is able to work and detected all my devices (except NVIDIA Optimus, not working on all distro), specifically my sound device.
As with the latest version of Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16, it's able to detect my internal audio device but not my external audio jacks (for headphones / external speakers). Via sound settings, it only detected 1 audio device.
On Fedora 20, it detected 2 audio device. My internal audio device and external audio device (headphone jacks).
What I love about Ubuntu / LM is their software center. It's easy to find and install softwares via software center. I don't think Fedora has something like this, or not that I know off.
What I love about Fedora is its responsiveness. On my laptop, even via livedvd mode, Fedora's performance is superb. It's too damn fast, very responsive. But it lacks software center, where I can search or browse and install software.
If I install Fedora 20, everything works out of the box, except NVIDIA Optimus. No problem on sound, both internal and external, but no software center.
If I install Ubuntu/LM, only internal speakers work but I can't plugged in a headphone on output jack as no sound can be heard when a headphone is plugged in. But, it does have software center.
What should I do? What's with Fedora 20 that's able to detect my external output jack while it's not detected on both Ubuntu and Linux Mint?