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Old 02-03-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
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Which programs will i need for everyday use??

I need some good programs for emailing, burning my CD-Rs, watching videos, etc.
I already heared of Mplayer and want to know who it is.
Are there any good alternatives?

thx for help
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mplayer is the best video playing software bar none. everything else is down to what you prefer. are you an all-singing-all-dancing-please-make-my-pc-really-slow gui person? you prefer super fast and lightweight console (text based) apps?
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I think I am something between those two kinds of users. I prefer programs that are fast and good I do not care much about how a program looks like. I do not fear to use the console as long as the program is good. But I am a newbie to the world of Linux that's why I have chosen Mandrake to be my first distro.
A friend told me to use some of those easier to install and handle distros and change to another distro after I got some experience. I think he did not want me to become too frustrated or something like that, because he knows that I need at least a bit convenience.
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Most times a Linux Distro will include 3-4 different apps that all do the same thing so I suggest simply going through your menu and opening everything to check it out. If a program is a GUI frontend for a console app it will usually say, so then you can check out the console app itself.


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