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Old 02-17-2003, 02:45 PM   #1
greenareyou
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can i do this in linux?


I am just about to install slackware, but before I do I have a few questions. I have never used linux before and so I was wondering if I could do the following things:

1. rip and encode dvds

2. connect to internet using same isp

3. write documents like in M$ word (I need double spacing, page margins etc.)

I've been reading a lot about linux and am really ready to get started. thanx
 
Old 02-17-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: can i do this in linux?

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Originally posted by greenareyou
I am just about to install slackware, but before I do I have a few questions. I have never used linux before and so I was wondering if I could do the following things:

1. rip and encode dvds

2. connect to internet using same isp

3. write documents like in M$ word (I need double spacing, page margins etc.)

I've been reading a lot about linux and am really ready to get started. thanx
I don't have a DVD burner but I think you can do this.

You should be able to connect to any standard ISP in Linux assuming you have a compatable modem.

Use Open Office for M$ word stuff.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
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1. Our resident DVD Ripping expert wrote a program for doing this, www.acidrip.thirtythreeandathird.net from acid_kewpie

Cool
 
Old 02-17-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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there is no problem riping and encoding dvd's in linux.

depending on your isp linux will have no problem connecting to internet

OpenOffice is great. http://www.openoffice.org i have a w2k installation on my computer and i even use OpenOffice there. OpenOffice is so much better than M$Office
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:15 PM   #5
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AS LONG AS your isp is normal.

ie, make sure you can connect w/o 3-rd party apps (eg. A0L will not work.)
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:24 PM   #6
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Connecting to AOL with Linux
 
Old 02-17-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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So your answers are:
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
Now you can start your Linux adventure!

There may be some problems with 1 (UDF support is still a bit shaky) & 2 (some isps are a pain in the ass with no official linux support). 3 is definitely no problem - OpenOffice is already mentioned, and there's also Abiword.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 09:26 PM   #8
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If you are looking at Slackware and want something similar. Try Evil Entity. www.undeadlinux.com. It's slack based and installs in a jiffy. Totally optimized for i686.
 
Old 02-18-2003, 05:19 AM   #9
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Is there a reason you're using Slack? That's probably one of the hardest distros for newbies - you almost certainly *will* encounter problems with it. Better distros for people new to Linux would be Redhat, SuSE or Mandrake.
 
  


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