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Old 06-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Im using Fedora and Im wondering how will I play my flac files and my 1080p movies ( Ill google my self but I want to hear your experience with linux and the tasks Im trying to perform, there are sure a lot of soft for this tasks but Im asking in your opinion)

Basically Im looking for :

-Word Proccesor,Presentation,etc (open office, latex, I dont clearly understand the difference between these two)
-Flac,Mp3,etc Player (Maybe tell me wich one is the lest cpu consumer cons and pros preferably with a GUI)
-Video Player
-Codecs for linux for the Video player ( or does the video player have the codecs already ?)
-Something similar to Playonlinux but for software (there are some softwares I really liked to install but are only on windows)
-Web Browser(chrome,firefox,etc, wich one is better or less cpu consumer)

Thanks in advance, tell me your experiences with the soft you use for those tasks.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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-Word Proccesor,Presentation,etc (open office, latex, I dont clearly understand the difference between these two)
LibreOffice is the usual pick for office software. Latex is not an office suite, and OpenOffice.Org is somewhat outdated these days.

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-Flac,Mp3,etc Player (Maybe tell me wich one is the lest cpu consumer cons and pros preferably with a GUI)
This will depend on you. Amarok is going have the most features for you if you're on KDE. Alternatives include Banshee, Nightingale, Exaile, or Clementine. They all have GUIs, and Exaile and Clementine are probably the least cpu-intensive of the ones I listed.

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-Video Player
-Codecs for linux for the Video player ( or does the video player have the codecs already ?)
VLC and MPlayer are the most popular choices for media players. Codec inclusion depends on your distro, but they're usually available. Google fedora multimedia codecs for info on which ones you need, its more than I want to go into here.

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-Something similar to Playonlinux but for software (there are some softwares I really liked to install but are only on windows)
PlayOnLinux is just a graphical front-end to Wine, which is the primary Windows compatibility software used in Linux. It can be used for any software that Wine can be used for, with the advantage of automatically managing prefixes (sort of like mini-installs of Windows for each program you want to run). the Wine App Database will give you information on getting the Windows software you need running in Linux.
You might also look into Crossover, which is a commercial version of Wine, sort of like a souped-up version of PlayOnLinux.

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-Web Browser(chrome,firefox,etc, wich one is better or less cpu consumer)
Chrome is probably the least resource-intensive common browser. There are other browsers specifically made for low requirements though, if its a big problem for you. If so, look into Midori.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info I appreciate it. I forgot to mention

-File compressor (like winrar)
-Pdf Viewer

Thanks for your time.

I think I shouldve changed to linux a long time ago.
 
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Thanks for the info I appreciate it. I forgot to mention

-File compressor (like winrar)
tar is the universal standard, but it's a command-line tool. There are gui alternatives that make use of tar and other sorts of compression like ARK (in KDE), and Gnome has it's own too, but I don't know what it's called. There's also p7zip, which is the Linux port of 7zip.

Winrar is also available for Linux, but I'm not sure if the Linux version has a gui or not.

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-Pdf Viewer
Again, KDE and Gnome have built-in viewers. Okular in KDE, and I don't know what the name of Gnome's is. They're both better than most other readers.
 
Old 06-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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Rather than asking for opinions, read the various docs available for Fedora.

Welcome - https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/
FedoraForum.org - Fedora Set-Up Guides - http://www.fedoraforum.org/?view=fedora_setup
The Unofficial Fedora FAQ - http://www.fedorafaq.org/
Fedora 16 Post Installation Guide - my-guides.net - http://www.my-guides.net/en/guides/l...allation-guide
 
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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Ok Ill definitely check it. Thanks for the answers they cleared my doubts

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