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UBUNTU LINUX for the people....

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I just got this installed on my computer last weekend, I love it... it's straight forward and easy to figure out....

 

and my hardware seems to handle it very well, it's only a 1.7ghz, but still it's very peppy. I highly recommend you

 

all give this a try, you can boot off of a cd and check it out without messing with your windows installations... it's

 

kind of a "try before you buy" type of thing, except for the fact that Linux is so awesome that it's free.

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good to know

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h4x0r5 1337!!! OH NOS!!!

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Try MEPIS...it's Ubuntu-based with a KDE interface, and has more features.

 

And, it's free.

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Of course Slackware is the best way to go...I'm not contesting that.

 

But, why would I want to teach someone how to swim by throwing them in the deep end of the pool?

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I cant figure out how to get my pictures off my camera and onto Linux.....Its really pissing me off...

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I cant figure out how to get my pictures off my camera and onto Linux.....Its really pissing me off...

 

Some cameras will appear as a SCSI disk (/sda, /sdb, etc.). If this is the case, upload them to your /home folder then use a photo viewer to see them.

 

That, or check Sourceforge for a driver for your camera. There's a lot of drivers written for third-party hardware available...or, learn Python and write your own.

 

There's a solution for every problem. Just be resourceful.

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When we had windows I just took the card out of the camera and stuck it in the slot on the printer. Then a program popped up with all my pictures on it.

 

Nothing happens now. Im not exactly computer intelligent either soooo...

 

Thanks though.

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which linux build you guys suggest as best? maybe ill actually keep it for a while

shai, you seem to know your stuff, any ideas?

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MEPIS. I'm not going to recommend anything else until everybody tries their hand at that.

 

Sorry, it's not that I don't want to get more people turned on to Linux...but I keep saying over and over that MEPIS is by far the most user-friendly distro, and I wouldn't say that unless I truly believed it.

 

BTW, it's SimplyMEPIS 6.0 that you want to check out. Not the fully supported version.

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Hey, Shai, maybe you can help me on this one... I downloaded :cough: legally a video that *should be able to be burned as 2 cd's and

 

watched as a vcd or svcd... whatever... problem is, after finally getting my vcd support for my burner (K3B) I find that is expects the

 

videos to be mpg format... and they're avi... so my question would be, is there any kind of super awesome all in one vcd burning

 

software that will do the conversion for me, and if not, is there a good avi to mpg converter for linux that you know of... hopefully

 

not a command line based deal... anyway, thanks if you can help... and if anyone else knows anything, I'd appreciate their help

 

too...

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my dad did that, and now i swim slightly better then your average rock.

 

Yeah, but do you rock harder than the average swimmer?

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Hey, Shai, maybe you can help me on this one... I downloaded :cough: legally a video that *should be able to be burned as 2 cd's and

 

watched as a vcd or svcd... whatever... problem is, after finally getting my vcd support for my burner (K3B) I find that is expects the

 

videos to be mpg format... and they're avi... so my question would be, is there any kind of super awesome all in one vcd burning

 

software that will do the conversion for me, and if not, is there a good avi to mpg converter for linux that you know of... hopefully

 

not a command line based deal... anyway, thanks if you can help... and if anyone else knows anything, I'd appreciate their help

 

too...

 

Good as in "fast", or good as in "works"? I don't mess with video files much, but I am sure of one thing...they take a damned long time to do anything. I would ask my roommate, but he's a Mac guy. I'll ask around, someone will know what to do.

 

Or, you could check out Cinelerra...it's not exactly a converter (it's a video editing suite) but I imagine it may have some support for the codecs you're dealing with. If you're clever, you might figure out a workaround.

 

Also, if you're using Ubuntu, try apt-get with none of the search filters on, then narrow it down from the 20,000 packages you get progressively till you see something that looks promising...which is the caveat regarding Linux- it's free, but they make you work for it.

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Thanks alot good buddy! I'll try it out later, I'm going to a "grape fest" (live music, wine tasting, etc.)

 

But, again, thanks, I'm sure I will get it worked out, and when I do, I come back and say thanks again.

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Ubuntu is awesome, but you can't use it with wireless internet. Another great one (but this one works seamlessly with wireless) is fedora core 5.

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