Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
"After nearly ten years of development and more than ten versions, the ArtistX 1.4 multimedia studio on a DVD is finally here. It's an Ubuntu 12.10-based live DVD that turns a common computer into a full multimedia production studio. ArtistX 1.4 includes the 3.5 Linux kernel, GNOME 3.4 and about 2,500 free multimedia software packages, nearly everything that exists for the GNU/Linux operating system organized in the menu. Main features: based on Ubuntu 12.10 without Unity and with all updates; most of GNU/Linux multimedia packages and the very easy Ubiquity installer. We have now a new forum and a new Software page with the top 100 free software available in ArtistX."
Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6
Software for every purpose
but some’s a bit buggy or poorly selected
ArtistX is based on Ubuntu, with a low-latency kernel, the Gnome desktop, and many multimedia applications.
This is a huge collection of software, needing 20GB of hard drive to install. All the usual multimedia tools are present, but there’s also a lot of duplication: do we really need Calligra and Gnome Office, and wouldn’t LibreOffice have been better? Some of the software is quite unexpected, like a yacht sail designer! A list of the main programs can be found at http://artistx.org/blog/software.
Of the programs I tested, some left warnings in the CLI; VLC was the version that gives trouble with some video chips, while Totem, Gnome-mplayer, and Dragon were unusably slow; and Epiphany crashed with an illegal instruction, leaving Konqueror as the only browser. I was unable to test the installer, since my guest partition is too small.
The bugs didn’t inspire confidence, and its sheer size makes this a little difficult to get to grips with — Ubuntu Studio is a much better option.