« on: April 07, 2007, 09:16:02 pm »
TO: Any linux newbies trying LinuxMCE.
Please, please, do not be put off Linux. LinuxMCE has some serious installation issues that have even time-served linux veterans scratching their heads. LinuxMCE is not easy to use. That said, Ubuntu is a fine linux distribution that should impress windows users, and IS easy to use. There are some license issues regarding wma and mp3 etc. Linux is free. Not just in cost, but also in freedom. Some software/drivers/codecs that are not free as is freedom (open source) cannot be installed automatically. Ubuntu makes it very easy to install these extras (google search 'ubuntu forum <your problem here>' and you will find the solution in a jiffy). Or you could convert your music collection to a truly free codec such as ogg-vorbis, which any linux distribution will support right out of the box and will work under windows, too.