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  1. varunprabhakar

    varunprabhakar New Member

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    i m totally new to linux. i ll like to install linux on my machine. i ll like to use linux which is graphics based n i dont ve to do any commands. also it shud b easy to play media files n use net
     
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    rakeshishere HELP AND SUPPORT

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    Refer all the sticky threads in the OPEN SOURCE section of this forum and learn all what you want!
     
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    varunprabhakar New Member

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    cant u help me on dis
     
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    I think u should go for Ubuntu coz its easiest distro for newbies.
    installation of Ubuntu and softs is easy.If u have proper net den u can easily update or install listed softs. Since u r going 2 use linux it will be better if u learn commands .

    Suse ,Mandriva are also good distros for newbies but since I havent used them I dont know anything.

    Refer sticky threads ,it will help to solve u r many queries.
     
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    well @varunprabhakar, if u don't want any pain, then go for propreitary linux, suse! But if u can handle a lil pain in free linux distros, then u'll be promised lifetime of freedom.

    Neways for Linux distros, its actually upto u, which u see as most easy. I find fedora 5 and knoppix most easy and comfortable for me! Most people think Suse and ubuntu are easy . So its upto u to decide. Don't worry media files and net are as simple as in windows. Neways to be frank, I find them much simpler and easier than in windows!
     
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    well u want all media files to play right on start-then download and install
    freespire

    using commands is a privilage that u get in *NIX based and Linux.so dont fret away from COmmand Line.

    And when u mature on GNU/Linux use debian and/or Ubuntu
    using dpkg package is good as is with the case of aforementioned distros.
     
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    command makes the life easy. eg if u r r logged in as user and u want to edit any file on on etc directory than u will first log off and login as root than u will open that file on gedit or open office.

    but with command u will enter
    su
    password
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    nano /etc/filename.ext
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    gedit /edit/filename.ext
    and if u r using ubuntu than
    sudo gedit /etc/filename.ext
     
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    You can try FreeSpire, it can play almost all media formats out of the box.
    Knoppix, Mandriva, Suse Linux are also good distros for beginners.
     
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    Get Ubuntu. I am also new to linux and so far i havent had any major hiccups with ubuntu. I been using it for a while, fully graphicaly and havent faced any problems.I have also learnt a few basic commandline commands.
    Ive heard FC5 is also very user friendly.
    For multimedia, not matter which distirio you use, download VLC media player.
     
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    mandriva is the best.i am also a newbie and i find it to be the easiest.In suse u can't open windows partition for default and so u cannot play files on windows partition but u can do it in mandriva
     
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    I think You should try a live CD first to get the hang of things like - Knoppix or Damn Small Linux before you straight away jump @ installable distros. Similarly you should read about it a lot first
     
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    try Freespire and Knoppix as they are gr8 for getting used to the feel pf linux and for multimedia files. u may also try debian. mandriva also may not be a bad choice.
     
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