Is the poll now over or am I too stupid to vote on a web poll?
Clem asked about codecs a while back and no one wants to change the way they are included so you will probably never see any US based manufacturer offer Mint pre-installed on their hardware.
vrkalak wrote:So, whichever Operating System is pre-installed, needs to be extremely 'user-friendly.' Everything must work and be eye-appealing. Simple. Easy. ... Which Linux OS distributions do that?
Hutch wrote:I would clearly love to see Mint pre-installed as it is one of the top few distros, in my experience, that work out of the box. Unfortunately another distro (PCLinuxOS2009) has one advantage and it is a big one in my opinion-Broadcom firmware for laptops.
Mint and others running the B43-fwcutter driver have to be connected by ethernet to download this proprietary code. This is not documented on startup. I recently tried out a PCLOS2009 livecd and was amazed to find that it picked up my wireless connection from another room without having to use the cable. Now if we can do that on Mint then we are really going to make a great leap forward in tems of useability for new users.
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