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Default Best Linux distro for media playback on Mini 10v - 07-21-2009, 07:22 PM

I am wondering if there is a media-oriented Linux distro which would play back iPod-formatted non-DRM files well on the Mini 10v, since I am thinking of having a triple-boot config with OS X, Windows 7 and a Linux distro. Even if there aren't any to think of, a Linux distro which isn't particularly ugly but uses little battery life would be fine, since long movie and TV show playback battery life would be very much appreciated (I'm getting a 6-cell battery, so battery life and storage capacity would be more than my iPod touch hopefully).
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Default 07-21-2009, 08:31 PM

I don't think you'll see any performance differences from one distro to another.

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Default 07-21-2009, 09:04 PM

Personally, I like Linux Mint - as the tagline promises, it is a very elegant distro. I don't know how it compares to vanilla Ubuntu or any of the other options in terms of power consumption, media playback, etc. However, I agree with reflex - I doubt there are any significant differences in performance from one to another.
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Default 07-22-2009, 06:04 AM

Linux is linux is linux, some distros are easier than others but they all run the same apps and perform about equally. What separates Linux distros is mostly packaging systems and defaults. If you want out of box support, Mint is good. If you don't mind installing mplayer, any roughly unish system will serve you approximately as well.

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