i am new to linux. i have recent pentium 4. I use OFFICE more. Which freeware?
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Pixellany is right in saying that try out a live CD.
Probably best live CD for any newbie is : PCLinuxOS , which contains almost all utilities that a newbie/end-user will require.
Download a copy from: http://www.pclinuxos.com/
I am new to linux and new to posting question.
I wish to know which linux freeware is appropriate for the freshers. I work more with OFFICE, word, powerpoint, frontpage.
I would require 'picture viewer' and photoshop.
Can I have video/audio/music playing using the linux operating system?
Word, powerpoint and picture (image) viewer and editor are urgently required features.
Is there any software that can work without my downloading on to the PC so that I can learn the features of linux?
Where do I get this freeware? Which freeware is appropriate?
The easiest way to try linux is with a live cd. If you have a slow dial up like I do then it will be easier to get one through the snail mail instead of downloading. I suggest trying Cheep linux.com. The Knopix version is particularly good and will only cost you a few dollars. It has almost everything you could possibly want to try and runs off the cd and does not put anything onto your hard drive.
Thanks to Vitog,
Thanks to Pixellany, nitingatindore
I wish to have a linux operating system with the OFFICE features. I have new pentium 4 desktop PC. The downloading time (speed) is something like 96 hours for 'live CD'. I don't wish to get it by postal mail.
I need it rather soon. What shall I do?
...also, just so you know, most distros are free, and any software published under the GNU Open Source Liscense is technically "freeware". Although, from what I hae found , they tend to be more complete than standard "freeware".
Also, If you have a friend who has high-speed interent, you might want to download it at that friend's house, or you could find a magazine at a local book-store.