the great search begins again...
OK, i'm resuming the great search for that Linux distro that "Just Works". I haven't found it yet. I've googled, but I'm still sure as to what I want. I'm currently running SuSE 9 on my machine, and it isn't running like I want it to. I ran SuSE 8.2 before, with Ximian Desktop, but that didn't do what I wanted either, but it was closer (I pretty much screwed my machine over with a hardware change, so I felt it was easier to do a reinstall rather than fix it again). Before this, I ran SuSE 8.0, and before that it was a Mandrake box. All these installations ran well, but just not quite there in terms of "Just Working"
Does anybody know of any distros (besides Gentoo) that have KDE 3.2? It looks pretty damn sweet, and I wanna try it out.
Granted, I'm comparing my Linux box to my mac, so I have maybe unrealistically high expectations, but what I'm looking for in a distro are:
-DVDs "Just Work", no installing deCSS, or any of that stuff, I pop a disc in, and I can play it
-Office suite: "Just Works" either OpenOffice 1.1 or KOffice
-video driver: includes the NVidia drivers, or makes it really easy for me to get them
-has K3B included for burning, or something equally nice
-automatic clock syncing. This is essential, because my machine has kind of a crappy clock (Asus A7A266 motherboard, to be exact)
-HFS+ and FireWire support would be nice, so I could use my iPod and my powerbook in firewire targe mode with my linux box as storage devices, should the need arise. I know Gentoo has this, but I can't have my machine down that long to do the install.
I've looked at SuSE, Gentoo, and Mandrake. What else should I be looking at?
also, does Lindows still suck? I want to set my gf's machine up with something that's really easy for her to use. and, does Lindows play encrypted DVDs? From what I could find, their website doesn't say.
thanks in advance!