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Old 06-03-2007, 11:07 AM   #796
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[QUOTE=mohtech]
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im a windows use help!!!!!!!!!!!!





Linux has some equivalent programs, KDE has Kaffeine for DVDs etc etc...there are ways of getting DVDs to work in Linux.

If you are tied into certain specific programs, than you are tied into the OS that they run on. Linux is about freedom, thats why I can't live without it. I can use Firefox, Konqueror, Mozilla . I can use Kaffeine or any other movie player. I like choosing between Juk, Amarok, or mpg123.

"soft modems" are cheap...they have to rely on the OS for them to work, and that OS is Windows. You have to design the hardware around the software. There are plenty of Linux compatible modems...

now! i get somewhare with linux and #@$%@#$%^^%$#@ lets go back to
windowes maybe vista this time.

You are free to choose Linux or Vista if you like. I do not hold it against you for making a choice. If you do not have the time and patience to learn something new, then stick with something old.

Remember: Linux !== Windows !== OSX !== BSD (!== is not identical to)
thax i wuld like to use linux but im a cad operator so things like auto cad needs to work and as my net can keep my other pc (this one) on windows but what abot games i love c&c things like that i woul like to keep on linux how abut sli graphics will it work on linux
 
Old 06-06-2007, 01:51 PM   #797
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[QUOTE=Juvencio]
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thax i wuld like to use linux but im a cad operator so things like auto cad needs to work and as my net can keep my other pc (this one) on windows but what abot games i love c&c things like that i woul like to keep on linux how abut sli graphics will it work on linux
If you have Windows software you simply must have, set up a dual boot system, at least until you learn more about Linux.

Distro hopping won't help you. Pick a distro and learn how to use it.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 04:25 PM   #798
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[QUOTE=masonm]
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If you have Windows software you simply must have, set up a dual boot system, at least until you learn more about Linux.

Distro hopping won't help you. Pick a distro and learn how to use it.

I agree. It took me about a year to really understand Gentoo. Now, I can get about anything I want installed even if I have to unmask or keyword the package. It takes a while to learn any OS including windoze.

Don't ask me how long it took me to learn my old Vic-20.

 
Old 06-07-2007, 07:32 AM   #799
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[QUOTE=masonm]
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If you have Windows software you simply must have, set up a dual boot system, at least until you learn more about Linux.

Distro hopping won't help you. Pick a distro and learn how to use it.
Agree with the first point. But different distros suit different people, with a bit of distro-hopping you can find the one that fits. With me it's Slackware.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 07:43 AM   #800
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Agree with the first point. But different distros suit different people, with a bit of distro-hopping you can find the one that fits. With me it's Slackware.
Granted, but one must first learn some basics before they can even know if a distro will meet their needs or not. Distro hopping in the beginning is a total waste of time as they will never learn anything.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #801
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[quote=what is that ... ??]

i think you can still stay with a distro forever(really forever) while hoping around with other distros seriously(but its an effert you made seriously) ...


//probably only some people can do that as i'm not sure how this will affect and confuse things ...


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Old 06-07-2007, 11:02 AM   #802
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Granted, but one must first learn some basics before they can even know if a distro will meet their needs or not. Distro hopping in the beginning is a total waste of time as they will never learn anything.
That's a good point. Without knowing the basics, you will probably not learn much at all by hopping around different distributions - that would only confuse you further.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 04:49 PM   #803
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I have been working with Linux SuSE for several years and I can do all I need to. But ... to get multimedia running there is always that license thingie. Yes I can watch YouTube, but to play WMV, AVI, MP3 & stuff, ... sighhh ...
 
Old 06-07-2007, 10:14 PM   #804
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>> "Yes I can watch YouTube, but to play WMV, AVI, MP3 & stuff, ... sighhh ..."

a bit funny isnt it ... ?? ^_^


//i thought youtube things are suppose to be worser ...

//can try convert sounds to flac or ogg ...


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Old 06-08-2007, 05:45 AM   #805
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too true, i use suse too,

its a bit stupid taht the licences stop them having mp3 support fy default...


fortunatly there is a decent sticky here in teh suse forum with a howto on getting it working
 
Old 06-08-2007, 06:00 AM   #806
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its a bit stupid taht the licences stop them having mp3 support fy default...
It doesn't really. mp3 decoding is allowed. It's the encoding which is a problem.

I have a feeling that the distros which don't come with a working mp3 player are designed that way out of principle, since there is no legal reason to not include it.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 10:05 PM   #807
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It is difficult to let windows away of our lives. The problem of all this is that the market and almost 90% of the hardware developers don't care about giving support for Linux.
If you want to buy an upgrade for your computer, you have to investigate first if it is compatible with Linux. That really bothers me, if Linux is an operating system as Windows, then why does a Linux user have less oportunities to use new hardware technologies than a Windows user?
If it were for me, I would use Linux all my life, but unfortunately I still have to use Windows for some work and for making some tunning to my motorola phone (which has poor support in Linux BTW).
 
Old 08-15-2007, 11:51 AM   #808
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I am currently dual booting between windows XP and Suse 10.2. Have tried different distros over the past couple of years. I've had suse on my machine for 4 months now which s the longest time I've had a linux distro on my machine. I would have to say linux has made alot of progress for me to stick with it this long. I even upgraded my hard drives to a larger size to play around with linux and do some experimenting.

I could run only linux and get rid of windows, but I'm just not ready to do that just yet. So far I've been able to do most everything I do in windows in linux, but I'm still experimenting. Besides the basic stuff, I'm a gamer and have got quite a few games to work, but there is still no support for some games. I have mythtv installed and plan to see how well I can record and burn to dvd. Support for video conference using a web cam is lacking in linux, but managed to get a couple of programs working.

I will say its been a challenge, but its been interesting and fun. On the same note, its not for everybody. I will not go into detail on that comment ( its not for everybody) because it will open up a whole can of worms, and I really don't want to get into the whole, which operating system is better or various people jumping in the thread bashing each other.

Last edited by sdavis78; 08-15-2007 at 12:20 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2007, 12:43 PM   #809
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ok!!!

i will i like window,but i willuse linux in ubuntu,in window,i want to connect network for linux but i do not.help me!!!
 
Old 08-15-2007, 11:22 PM   #810
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The Linux Beta of Skype is nice, now if I could only find myself a good notebook webcam that would work in Linux....

Still haven't managed to get videos on the iPod, but aside from that I've got such a sweet setup, even got a PSX emulator so I don't have to lug a playstation around with me to play video games. The PS2 emulator is unfortunately far too slow to be playable on my laptop.
GRR at hardware companies for not giving us drivers. And to think how many loitech products I've bought in the past.
 
  


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