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I don't know about Stormix 2000, but Mandrake 7 is really old. I think the newest version is probably Mandriva 10 or so. Ubuntu probably won't run really well on your machine because you don't have enough RAM. You can try the sister project, Xubuntu and will probably get a little better results.
As for free, all of linux is free as in freedom, but not all of them are free as in free beer. I think Linux XP's "free" version probably doesn't have things like multimedia codecs (for playing videos or mp3) or advanced graphics drivers or any "commercial" software. The paid for version probably does.
Ubuntu is completely free to use. You'll have to install multimedia codecs by hand, though there's a great site for helping Ubuntu users do that sort of a thing.
Well, i can say that I like Linux XP very much. Very similar to MSW XP, dah. Tho, i've noticed a message came up on the bottom right corner of screen saying my Linux XP is not register. We'll see if i encounter any problem. Thanks for your input.
pljvaldez, thanks again.
I have another question. I was just testing out CD and the audio works fine, it autodetect. I tried VCD(karaoke) cd but there's nothing that pop up. I did a search, i came across MTV. I downloaded it and extracted with rolling something. My question is how do i run it or install it? Do i need a software to install that software? In the MS world it would be known as the setup.exe or install.exe. Or what is the extension for application file, is it .bin?
Typical VCD/movie players are Kaffeine, Mplayer, Totem, Xine, or VLC. I don't know what was included with your distro, so you might have to look around, but I suspect there is something there. You might also need some sort of codec that wasn't installed.
Installing programs are a bit different in linux. Typically, your distro will have a collection of all the programs you could want, called a repository. Each distro has a tool that you use to install programs. Generally you can't just download a program like exe or bin and use it. You can look into things like Autopackage or Klik. But I've never used these.
Here's a link to a list of equivalents to some windows software.
I can look at it, but what I'm driving at is there should be a package either already installed on your machine or in a repository somewhere. I don't know enough about this LinuxXP distro to know what is and isn't installed. It looks from some screenshots on their webpage that they use Totem.
Mostly when you download stuff from sites like this, you have to compile it from source code. As a newer user, you probably don't want to do that just yet. Not that it's hard, but it's easy for things to not work correctly when you're done if you don't know what you're doing.
Having looked at these sites, it appears Linux XP is based on Fedora. so you might be able to install an RPM for Fedora from freshrpms.net. Or you might have to compile from source code. Here's the link to the directions.
Here's what i have under multimedia:
CD Player - work
GQradio - Dont - no such file or directory /dev/radio
Music Plyr- Work
Sound RCDR- Work
Totem Mply- Dont - nothing comes up when execute
TV Time - Work