Distro Hopping Update

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Linux

So, where does one turn in Linux to have things work out?

Those are my requirements:

1. Good out-of-the-box experience: the install, GUI, default programs must be sane. All codecs and flash player need to be included. HP driver support needs to be integrated. The sane default programs include a good IRC client, a proper browser (i.e. Firefox or Chromium), a proper email client (i.e. Thunderbird).

2. Good software repositories: I need to be able to install everything I want without struggle

3. MTP support: I need to be able to just plug in my recent Android devices and have it mounted automatically. That means a reasonably recent version of KDE or the latest Gnome.

4. Good desktop widgets:

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