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Old 03-29-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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some quick questions (thinking of switching to ubuntu)

1) does Ubuntu have apt-get (or like) capabilties? Since its deb I expect it to have, but might as well ask

2) How good does it handle ATI video cards? I've had many an issuse with my vid card with previous linuxes (partially because drivers are only in rpm, and simply alien'ing them is not enough.)

3) Does it come with MP3 playback/ripping capabilities? Some distros (like FC3) do nto have them, and making it work is a true hell.

that's all for questions I have at the moment. Ubuntu seems like a good distro, I just have to be sure that it can fit my needs painlessly.

Old 03-29-2005, 08:48 PM   #2
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1. Yep, uses synaptic
2. Bad, but so every other linux around
3. I think you have to install some plugins to be able to handle mp3 (just like fc3)

On a sidenote, dealing wtih FC3? Stick to it, once you get the hang of it you'll enjoy the ride.


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