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Old 04-07-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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linpus linux lite v 1.0.21.E

Hi guys

I'm new to Linux and desperately looking for guidance.

I am extremely competent with windows, but this is new to me.

I am looking for a good programme (similar to paint) that I can use to edit pictures etc. My operating system is as above.

I have tried to download KolourPaint and when that wouldn't extract I tried to download a Linux compatible extraction programme.

But I'm getting nowhere fast.

Does anyone know if there is a guide for dummies somewhere that I can use or does anyone have any tips/ideas of what I can do!

Thanks!

Last edited by dustbunny; 04-08-2009 at 03:35 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Imagemagic and GIMP, never heard of Linpus...
I would start by putting a better distro on it...
What are the computer's specs?
Have you tried any live cd's?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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Linpus lite is based on Fedora core I believe, so if you can't find specific linpus packages, use the fedora version. Also, use the 'yum' command as root in order to download and install programs before attempting to install them manually, i always find it easier that way. For example 'yum install gimp'.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 07:03 PM   #4
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with limpus light you are pretty much stuck with the software on there web site . witch is not to much .
the release of that distro has been a thorn in the side of *nix
http://www.linpus.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_Aspire_One#Linux
i would install Ubuntu on that netbook if i were you .It is good for the new Linux user
as for a photo editor , i use " Gimp "
gimp is like photo shop , but open source
http://www.gimp.org/
but you might need to build it from the source code and that might be a big problem on Limpus Light.

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I have tried to download KolourPaint and when that wouldn't extract I tried to download a Linux
that is already installed
see:
http://www.linpus.com/products_1.php?pid=3&gid=1


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Linpus lite is based on Fedora core I believe, so if you can't find specific linpus packages, use the fedora version.
DO NOT attempt to install fedora rpm's onto limpus light you will kill the operating system, the two ARE NOT compatible

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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Er...that all sounds really complicated! And all becuase I want to edit a picture or two!

I wouldn't know how to install Ubuntu on my acer - I don't even know how to view what programmes are already on it!

Anyone got any tips???

 
Old 04-08-2009, 03:39 PM   #6
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Imagemagic and GIMP, never heard of Linpus...
I would start by putting a better distro on it...
What are the computer's specs?
Have you tried any live cd's?
Eeeek! None of that sounds like English to me! I've got an acer aspire one so there's no cd drive...
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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I suggest installing another distro as well, if Linpus really have a so limited set of programs.

In Linux you usually don't go around the web hunting for programs. You use your package manager (I have no idea what would that be in Linpus) to install things.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:58 PM   #8
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Eeeek! None of that sounds like English to me! I've got an acer aspire one so there's no cd drive...
A good distro that i started with would be mint 6 code name falicia
its a great starting plat form and will give all you need
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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Imagemagic and GIMP, never heard of Linpus...
I would start by putting a better distro on it...
What are the computer's specs?
Have you tried any live cd's?
GIMP is similar to Photoshop, equal, better, not as good...depends upon whom you ask

Linpus is not a very popular distribution of Linux of which there are over one thousand. You could go to the 'distrowatch' website (just google that) and find list of the most popular ones.

Computers specs generally means what hardware you have...processor, mboard, graphics card, etc.

Live CD is an operating system that runs from a CD.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #10
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I hope this article will help you a lot, especially tips 3 and 4 which enable you to install GIMP which is an excellent image editor (you will need internet connection to do it)
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09...ips/print.html "Ten tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One"
 
Old 04-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #11
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I hope this article will help you a lot, especially tips 3 and 4 which enable you to install GIMP which is an excellent image editor (you will need internet connection to do it)
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09...ips/print.html "Ten tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One"
Wow, you are a genius!!!

I followed the command and have found I've got KolourPaint. I'm not sure if it's the one I downloaded or it came with the netbook.

You've totally saved my skin though, I was despairing. I'm going to be messing around with it for the next couple of days and see what else I learn!

Thanks again to everyone!
 
Old 04-08-2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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If you want to learn linux.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html

There are versions of linux which can replace linpus and will give you more of a choice of software to download.

Welcome to linux
 
Old 04-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #13
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If you want to learn linux.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html

There are versions of linux which can replace linpus and will give you more of a choice of software to download.

Welcome to linux
Thanks for that.

I am going to trawl through that over the long Easter weekend and hopefully I've learnt something!
 
  


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