I am rather new to the Linux realm and have dabbled with Ubuntu and Kubuntu, which are both good distros, but since they ship with only open-source software, getting to the point of being able to watch DVD's can be quite a bear. So, I am opening myself up to trying some different distros. I read through the stickied topic and looks like the top contenders are Susu 10, Fedora, and Mandriva.
I will be installing on an older laptop, P3 600Mhz, so speed and odd hardware compatibility are near the top of the list for me. My main question is which distro would I likely have the most luck for multimedia tasks? Like listening to mp3's, watching DVD's, etc. Ubuntu is nice that it has a huge package library. I have also found that I seem to prefer the KDE desktop environment to GNOME, but I am open.
Thanks for your time and any pointers.