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Hi Absolute newbie here. I,ve download UBuntu 8.10 and have been experimenting navigating around (Have not set up dual boot). Ive worked out how to down load programs from Add/remove. I know about "Wine" and Virtual box. My preference is not to use any windows based products but alas I suspect I will need to use either one of the above eventually.
Anyway my problem is I don't seem to be able to run CD,s. In another life (Windows) I simple put in a cd and it would come to life. Video tutorials for example. I know the PC is reading the disc because its listed on the desk top. I,m thinking I need to enable something.
Hmmm Thanks I,m bit reluctant to start down loading all sorts of programs from different areas just to get standard things running. There nothing special abour these vidoe tutorials cd,s you see them all the time attached to all sorts of magazines. By the way my wife could burn via the CD burner either useing a Linux burning software.
We are just curious as to how come that other OS can do better than our lovely Linux.
LOLol I want to move away from the O/S and beleive Linux maybe the answer. I do expect a huge learning curve but am getting a little concerned that I cant get anything I considered as standard to work.
No. Flash would not be standard even on windows and you need to install flash player no matter which os you use. And similarly you will need to install flash player on linux. And like you need codecs on windows to play audio and video files, you will need them on linux as well.