eculp wrote:
Quoting Mehul Ved <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 7:15 AM, eculp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 My problem is that I haven't done a linux install since before
 FreeBSD 2.2 IIRC and have no idea which version would be the most
 versatile and has an installer that is basically brain dead simple
 with most all drivers.  I suspect that I am asking the impossible but
 you never know.

Maybe PC-BSD or Sabayon Linux. Sabayon is based on gentoo and contains
lots of proprietory drivers built in. So, if you have no problem with that maybe
you could look at Sabayon Linux too.

I've never heard of Sabayon but will definitely give it a shot on my laptop first and take a good look at the licensing.

I really like the idea of PC-BSD but the Flash thing, holds me back a bit.

They have a hack for Flush. If can use PBI to install Wine+Windows Firefox + Windows Flash so their flash just works like on Windows. They also have PBI for JDK Java. As I mentioned earlier I do not trust PBI very much but
will take PC-BSD  with  PBI any day over the Windows.

You should look again at Ubuntu which is Debian based if you want Linux. Mint is also another distro based on Ubuntu with more proprietary drivers. PC-Linux another distro to be aware. Sebayon based on Gentoo is excellent Linux distro easy to work and with
lots of proprietary drivers.

Personally if I had to chose Linux I would stick with Debian based distro because of the package management and
the largest number of packages available.


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