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    JROQuinn's Avatar Rev. Maynard BT Rep: +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45
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    Ok I'm getting away from Micro$oft on my lappy & will probably use Ubuntu. What I am asking is if you guys could give me suggestions on the best or easiest software to use.

    definately will get wine for the occasional MS only software & when I need a buzz

    torrent client
    music
    burning (similiar to Nero or Ashampoo)
    viewing videos (think VLC has linux version)
    cant think of what else I need but any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I know I could search the forums but bleh, who does that?

    Nvm didnt notice the linux sub-forum, more helpful than expected there.
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    You'll probably get alot of help soon. I going to ubuntu myself but would highly suggest treading the Linux forums. Those are some of the most helpful forums i have ever seen. Nero and VLC have a linux only version. You could find those on what or any linux trackers.

    Try this site out.

    http://linuxtracker.org

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    ubuntu is a VERY good choice!
    anyway, the ubuntu forum is also a wonderful place for the kind of questions you asked. because there a lot of windows-to-linux switcher there, many can help you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JROQuinn View Post
    Ok I'm getting away from Micro$oft on my lappy & will probably use Ubuntu. What I am asking is if you guys could give me suggestions on the best or easiest software to use.

    definately will get wine for the occasional MS only software & when I need a buzz

    torrent client
    music
    burning (similiar to Nero or Ashampoo)
    viewing videos (think VLC has linux version)
    cant think of what else I need but any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I know I could search the forums but bleh, who does that?

    Nvm didnt notice the linux sub-forum, more helpful than expected there.
    Nice choice !

    Now let me tell what i use :
    torrent client : uTorrent which runs in wine
    music : audacious
    burning : k3b
    viewing videos : vlc/mplayer
    filemanager : Gnome Commander and Midnight Commander
    instant messaging application : pidgin

    Good luck !


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    UBUNTU FTW!
    i tried that and fell in love
    just do giveaways and help who deserves

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    Quote Originally Posted by elektROnik View Post
    Nice choice !

    Now let me tell what i use :
    torrent client : uTorrent which runs in wine
    music : audacious
    burning : k3b
    viewing videos : vlc/mplayer
    filemanager : Gnome Commander and Midnight Commander
    instant messaging application : pidgin

    Good luck !
    There you go! Expert has answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JROQuinn View Post
    torrent client
    music
    burning (similiar to Nero or Ashampoo)
    viewing videos (think VLC has linux version)
    cant think of what else I need but any suggestions would be appreciated.
    torrent client - I use wine+utorrent or you could go with deluge which is utorrent like but less functions

    burning - k3b

    videos - vlc

    audio - mpd + any mpd client u wish or beep media player (very low on system resources)

    file manager - thunar

    and my favorite app yakuake (google it)
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    I've been using Ubuntu for about 6 months on another machine. I must say it's easy and intuitive to use.

    All the software you will ever need is included in the Program Manager.

    There isn't anything on my Windows rig that I can't do on my Ubuntu machine.

    enjoy.

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    JROQuinn's Avatar Rev. Maynard BT Rep: +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45
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    thanks guys its will be a great help, got delayed but will get it going soon



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    PCLOS rules!!!










    But any Linux is better than the doze.

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