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    RE: Noob deciding about Linux
    [quote]Ubuntu is very stable and has good support[/quote] Some releases are possibly more stable than others. There is a new release every six months, but Long Term Release (LTR) last longer [quote] using WINE, you can run any Windows-based software[/quote] NO! SOME Wondows programs will run on Wine BUT NOT ALL. [quote]How steep is the learning curve[/quote] It is not impossible. We were all newbies once. [quote]How secure is it [/quote] It is generally accepted that Linux is more secure than Windows. [quote]Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to using Linux over Windows[/quote] and [quote]What can someone accomplish with Linux/Ubuntu that is any better than one could accomplish with Windows[/quote]Look at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/ People tend to write malware for Windows and not Linux. [quote]Are there any hardware compatibility issues with Linux/Ubuntu?[/quote] Yes. And sometimes you have to install drivers for Video and Wifi. [quote]How effective is WINE at running Windows software? [/quote] As above it will run SOME Windows software but NOT ALL. There are some apps which will go further e.g. PlayOnLinux or the PAID Cedega. You do not have to have Linux OR Windows. You can have Linux AND Windows. You can Dual Boot - then you can choose which you want to use.
    Link to this post 21 Jul

    Ubuntu is very stable and has good support

    Some releases are possibly more stable than others. There is a new release every six months, but Long Term Release (LTR) last longer

    using WINE, you can run any Windows-based software
    NO! SOME Wondows programs will run on Wine BUT NOT ALL.

    How steep is the learning curve
    It is not impossible. We were all newbies once.

    How secure is it
    It is generally accepted that Linux is more secure than Windows.

    Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to using Linux over Windows
    and
    What can someone accomplish with Linux/Ubuntu that is any better than one could accomplish with Windows
    Look at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/ People tend to write malware for Windows and not Linux.

    Are there any hardware compatibility issues with Linux/Ubuntu?
    Yes. And sometimes you have to install drivers for Video and Wifi.

    How effective is WINE at running Windows software?
    As above it will run SOME Windows software but NOT ALL. There are some apps which will go further e.g. PlayOnLinux or the PAID Cedega.

    You do not have to have Linux OR Windows. You can have Linux AND Windows. You can Dual Boot - then you can choose which you want to use.

  • arochester
    RE: Linux for a webdesigner
    http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-illustrator/?platform=linux http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-photoshop/?platform=linux There are many Gimp tutorials e.g. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/ http://www.gimpology.com/ http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic/34102-beginning-with-gimp-starting-tutorial-for-new-users/ http://www.gimpology.com/ You can Google more.
    Link to this post 21 Jul

    http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-illustrator/?platform=linux

    http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-photoshop/?platform=linux

    There are many Gimp tutorials e.g.
    http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/
    http://www.gimpology.com/
    http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic/34102-beginning-with-gimp-starting-tutorial-for-new-users/
    http://www.gimpology.com/

    You can Google more.

  • arochester
    RE: CD/DVD vs USB drive>
    If you have ISOs you should use a program like UNetbootin. Available for Linux. Windows and OSX. http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/?source=recommended
    Link to this post 19 Jul

    If you have ISOs you should use a program like UNetbootin. Available for Linux. Windows and OSX.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/?source=recommended

  • arochester
    RE: windows media player 9
    Have you tried K3B?
    Link to this post 16 Jul

    Have you tried K3B?

  • arochester
    RE: windows media player 9
    Which disto do you use? Maybe it is the burner you use. Which one have you tried?
    Link to this post 16 Jul

    Which disto do you use? Maybe it is the burner you use. Which one have you tried?

  • arochester
    RE: windows media player 9
    There are a lot of native Linux media player. Why not use one of those? PlayOnLinux supports Windows Media Player [b]10[/b]. http://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps-5-0.html
    Link to this post 16 Jul

    There are a lot of native Linux media player. Why not use one of those?

    PlayOnLinux supports Windows Media Player 10. http://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps-5-0.html

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