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Old 07-18-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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A New Open Source Project & Linux Question


Hi, I'm new to this site, and I thought I would share with the board a college project that I've been working on, that I have chosen to dedicate to the open source community. It's just a college project, and I'm not making any money off of it.

My project provides audio files of short stories that I have written for free distribution on the internet. Along the way there will be more open source content that is entertainment related. Right now the stories that are there are just a few things that I put together with the open source technology that I found that was available to me, such as Audacity and Open Office.

I've found open source technology to be so awesome that I'm thinking of switching to Linux for my OS. Does anyone have any suggestions on which brand out there I should use? Keep in mind that I'm not really familiar with code, I'm just trying to find a good alternative to the Axis of evil that is Microsoft.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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You could try ubuntu. Very good debian based distro.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll have to check into that. Is that a graphical interface, or is it all code?
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:35 PM   #4
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Try it out. It's not that hard to set up.

Btw, welcome!

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:42 PM   #5
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Thanks...I'll have to admit, the Windows mentality is hard to shake, but the way I see it, it's just like smoking. You think you'll never be able to quit and then one day you decide that it has to be done.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:43 PM   #6
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ubuntu is ok. you can get it shipped to you for free.

http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/

also, no offence but you sound like the type for whom this could be helpful
try http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/index.html
heaps of stuff at

www.tldp.org
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:54 PM   #7
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thanks, it is helpful...

I'm not really a computer whiz or anything... I'm just a writer, and I know enough about computers to get by but beyond that, I'm clueless. That's why I came to the board.
 
  


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