Distro Hopping Update
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: