So I spent some time playing with all the live installs. My target was to log on to my NAS and play a video. I have a collection of .mp4, .m4v and .wmv files.
The only software to even get close was Debian and that would only play one format.
Why when I log in to my NAS do some distros then insist I create another log-in? Madness.
I tried playing a video by clicking on a video icon on my NAS. Some distros opened the video player and just sat there doing nothing. For a numpty like me that's criminal. Some told me they didn't know what the file was and some told me I needed to download more software.
Why is it that some distros, when I select a shut-down option, then insist on immediately presenting another dialogue with the same option that I just selected? Childish.
As you can probably guess I don't use Linux very often.