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Old 02-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #16
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LibreOffice, Firefox, etc.

What do you mean "dependent on the internet"?

And actually the installer does use dpkg to install things behind the scenes, what i meant is that you don't have to install it manually.

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Old 02-07-2011, 12:05 PM   #17
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1- Now I want to understand something, The Applications will work on Ubuntu like as [ media player,realplayer,directx,media player classic, mozilla,photoshop,windows live messenger, yahooo, microsoft office etc...] or will not work? If the answer is no. Is there any alternative programs?????
2- What are the problems that i will experience it after i will install Ubuntu???
 
Old 02-07-2011, 01:14 PM   #18
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equivilent media players, VLC replaces ALL of the above mentioned media player programs and will play almost any videos format not encumbered with DRM as well as unencrypted dvds and with dvdcss/decss can even play quite a few encrypted dvds

windows live messenger? there are programs like pidgin that handle multiple messenger protocols or amsn that is windows live specific


microsoft office? open office, which is compatible with microsoft office

photoshop? the gimp

problems? there will be a small bit of a learning curve since the interface is slightly different then windows, as well as some of the methodologies (everything is installed through central repositories accessable through a package manager instead of going to individual websites, downloading the programs a and running an installer, this includes drivers which are part of the kernel and the update manager is in charge of updating everything installed on the system, not individual programs responsible for updating themselves, or having to go to the website, download an update program and run it)
 
Old 02-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #19
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If the answer is no. Is there any alternative programs?????
TRY to read my post number 10.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #20
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1- Now I want to understand something, The Applications will work on Ubuntu like as [ media player,realplayer,directx,media player classic, mozilla,photoshop,windows live messenger, yahooo, microsoft office etc...]
the MICROSOFT ONLY !!! programs run on MICROSOFT ONLY !!!

directx- is MS ONLY and ONLY runs on windows ( some dx8 is supported in wine )
media player classic - is a MICROSOFT ONLY program
photoshop - is Microsoft & apple ONLY ONLY program
microsoft office - is MICROSOFT only and old versions for apple
windows live messenger-- Microsoft ONLY

yahoo - os independent

------- ubuntu and others ------
most Linux OS's have most things already installed
video player - totem,or gmplayer ,or VLC
music player -- banchee and a few others
photo editing - Gimp ,gthumb,digiKam ,...
office -- koffice , or libreOffice 3.3 ( was openoffice)

im client - a few are auto installed - i never liked them and never use them


you might want to do some research , it looks like you have not done much
PC Mag and PC World ( both windows magazines) has a bunch of articles
one editor at the Microsoft MOSTLY mag - PCMag is MS FREE ( except for only one program needed for his publisher )
http://www.linux.com/
has a few blog posts
http://www.linux.com/learn
http://www.linux.com/learn/new-user-guides
 
Old 02-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #21
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My Ubuntu came with Firefox, Open Office, a media player and even a video editor. And a bunch of other stuff (including the man pages). And of course the Software Center if I want to browse through applications. But yes, installing stuff usually requires downloading it first... So you need internet for whatever isn't there.

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Old 02-08-2011, 04:20 AM   #22
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@ Anisha Kaul
My Ubuntu came with Firefox, Open Office, a media player and even a video editor. And a bunch of other stuff (including the man pages). And of course the Software Center if I want to browse through applications. But yes, installing stuff usually requires downloading it first... So you need internet for whatever isn't there.
I don't know which Ubuntu you are talking of, but I installed Ubuntu 9.04,

no man pages
no *working* media player
no gcc, g++, gdb
no emacs
no chm reader
no open office
 
Old 02-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #23
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ubuntu 9.04 is old, the current version is 10.10
that being said you may not have installed it properly because i had openoffice and man pages
though i forget if gcc was installed by default or if it had to be added
 
  


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