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Old 02-01-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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I am a newbie in the world of Linux. I just installed Mandrake 10, and am wanting to know, am I able to successfully use .doc's, MP3s, PDF's and JPG's I now use in XP? I would like to make a transition, eventually, from MS to Mandrake. At the same time I would like to keep files I have saved. Is this possible?

Thank you very much,

Old 02-01-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
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There are Linux programs for reading all of those files. For .docs there's AbiWord or OpenOffice,any number of MP3 players, xpdf et al. for PDFs, and any number of viewes )including Mozilla and Firefox) for JPEGs.
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thank you very much fot the quick response BT. That will help me get started.

thank you
Old 02-01-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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Course ya can

OpenOffice == MS Office
XMMS == Winamp || Rhythmbox == better music catalogue
gPDF || Xpdf == Acrobat Reader
eog or firefox == image viewer
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There are so many apps available that will fulfill your needs. you may have to try a few before settling on the ones that you personally like.


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