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i am new to open source. i want to know about some good distro for multimedia purposes. can anyone suggest me some..

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Could you explain briefly?What you mean by multimedia purposes?A graphical application?If yes what type of graphical application? –  karthick87 Dec 7 '10 at 5:59
What's your purpose?Because all distros use pretty much the same 3rd party software so any program for that stuff will work on most distros. –  karthick87 Dec 7 '10 at 7:48
-1 Please note that this is an Ubuntu support site, not generic linux support. –  João Pinto Dec 7 '10 at 10:11
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i would recommend ubuntu studio which is really good but suitable only for multimedia and doesn't have other document making software . if you want a full fledge distro i would recommend linux mint or sabayon...

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The ability to run multimedia applications depends more on (linux) drivers available for your specific hardware than on the distribution you installed. There are many different and specialized distributions that have more or less mutimedia-oriented software pre-installed or that have a media center oriented desktop manager. However installing such a specialized distribution is no prerequisite to run any of these programs. They can be installed very easily later in all distributions.

Depending on the the completeness of the software repositories there may be some differences, but when asking here the answer to your question can not be different to "choose Ubuntu" in this respect. You will find many useful multimedia-applications already pre-installed and there are plenty of other multimedia application easily installable from the software center.

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Generally any would be fine. You might like the vast 3rd party repositories of OpenSUSE though. Other than that, Ubuntu will do fine. http://www.opensuse.org/en/

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