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chandru_skc

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Hi... i've been windows from my computer known ages....
but im new to linux... i want to try it.. can we get all the fecilities that are offered by the windows like browsing, dvd viewing, programing(c,c++) etc...
 
chandru_skc said:
Hi... i've been windows from my computer known ages....
but im new to linux... i want to try it.. can we get all the fecilities that are offered by the windows like browsing, dvd viewing, programing(c,c++) etc...
You can do anything in linux, ecept playing windows only games.
Linux is a programmer's heaven btw.
 

coolpcguy

Resistance is Futile.
MetalheadGautham said:
ecept playing windows only games..

You *can* play few popular Windows games via WINE, I play Dungeon Seige II, Neverwinter Nights, NFS Most Wanted, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on mine via WINE
 

Garbage

God of Mistakes...
chandru_skc said:
Hi... i've been windows from my computer known ages....
but im new to linux... i want to try it.. can we get all the fecilities that are offered by the windows like browsing, dvd viewing, programing(c,c++) etc...
As you are a noob, please go for Ubuntu Ultimate or Linux Mint Bcoz they have nearly all multimedia codecs installed. :)
 

Garbage

God of Mistakes...
CadCrazy said:
You should use ubuntu the easiest of all linux distros.

Installing and enabling multimedia in ubuntu is no big deal
yeh installing and enabling multimedia in Ubuntu is not big deal (for BroadBand users).
And as he is a noob, I suggested him all OUT OF BOX distros.

OK bhai.. CadCrazy bhai ka sunanaa...
 
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chandru_skc

chandru_skc

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i installed ubuntu 7.10 but i am not able to play any videos, mp3

Garbage said:
yeh installing and enabling multimedia in Ubuntu is not big deal (for BroadBand users).
And as he is a noob, I suggested him all OUT OF BOX distros.

i want a distro that contains all preinstalled codecs and media players..
plz.. sugest me...
 
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x3060

A LOTR fan
ok since everybody has started , let me join the party too :p
I suggest mandriva 2008 (the one).
now go,go,go get it tiger ;-)
 

gary4gar

GaurishSharma.com
if you have internet access then: click on this: ubuntu-restricted-extras
wait for about 3-4 sec after clicking.Then you will get a box, asking YES or NO:)

Click YES, and wait for a while maybe 10-15mins, for the process to finish
this will automatically install
Codecs
FLASH
Java
Ms- fonts
 

khattam_

Fresh Stock Since 2005
I do not know about playing Windows games on WINE. I think you should still stick to windows for that.

yes... wine does not simulate most of the games, leave alone modern games....

But CrossOver (Paid App) seems a lot better at running windows programs.... You can try the demo version to see if it works for the game you want to play!
 
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