craig10x wrote:it's just another means to get some revenue for Canonical to support development of Ubuntu, not for profit purposes
I don't know which mint version you've installed but I never had this sound problem when installing mint on any laptop. it might be a small glitch which happened during installation. as for HDMI and DVD problem, I think all linux distro are affected by them. it also might be a hardware specific problem. if you found your HDMI didn't work it doesn't mean that everyone's HDMI died too. personally I found mint is good enough to be recommended to most people I know. it's beautifull and simply work out of the box. it's just there's no such perfect OS. even though we didn't experienced those problems on windows, we'll surely got another problem when using it i.e:I am sure I can fix this issue, given enough time. But I came to Mint so I wouldn't have to deal with things that should work out of the box. How can I recommend Linux to my family and friends? "It's easy... except you have to add yourself to the audio group". How can I recommend Linux to my clients? "Everything works... except HDMI output and playing DVDs". How can I recommend Linux if Mint, a distro that is aimed at being 'easy', has these ovious problems? I have been advocating the use of Linux for years, but how can I look someone in the eye and say that Linux works just as well as windows when HDMI doesn't, DVD playback doesn't, you have to know the command line, and you have to edit txt config files to get basic functionality?
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