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Distribution: Linux Mint6, Debian 5.0 XFCE, Mandriva 2009,
Originally Posted by heffo_j
Hello everyone on this new forum for LM. And fancy seeing Husse over here? I thought the Mint site might keep you busy enough. A glutten for punishment I guess.
Best wishes for the new forum. Mint is the best
Awesome. I have been using Mint for a while now, and really enjoy it. I also use some of the "less easy" distros to try and learn about Linux, but it was distros like Mint that drew me here from windoze. I hope to learn the command line well enough to be profeciant enough to use any linux distro, but I know that will take much time end effort.
Thanks for bringing Mint here.
Both editions are about the same except that the main edition has all the multimedia files ready to go where as the Universal one has them disabled for those people living in countries where using the various codecs violate copyright laws. Most people use the Main edition.
Yes you can. You will find that your music and video programs won't play all your favourite tunes because the codecs are missing. However, they are there to download.
Once you have LM installed go to the software manager and wait for it to load up for the first time. This can take a long time. Look for the software you need and download it.
The other source of software is Package Manager. This takes a while to get the hang of for a first timer, as there is no obvious difference in the lists as to what is a desktop application as apposed to a backend tool. However, once it is started type codecs in the search panel and you will see what you need to download.