[olug] linux questions

T. J. Brumfield enderandrew at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 01:03:38 UTC 2009


I hope you enjoy your first foray into Linux.

I don't use Ubuntu for a variety of reasons. However, you will
probably need to install some codecs and libdvdcss. This link should
get you taken care of. It has specific instructions for playing DVDs.


And I don't want to start a flame-war on what is better, but part of
the great appeal of Linux is choice. There are tons of distros, and
several desktop environments. I highly recommend looking at a couple
so you can make a decision on what works best for you.

I personally recommend looking at openSUSE as a distro, and KDE as a
desktop environment. The latest weekly build of KDE can be found here
on a live CD.


Don't worry that the link says UNSTABLE. That just means it is a
weekly build. A Live CD allows you to boot to the CD and run your
computer from that CD, so you can give it a test drive without having
to format your computer or install anything. Running off a CD will be
a little slow, but again, it is just to give you an idea You may want
to check out a few live CDs from a couple different distros.

-- T. J. Brumfield

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 7:53 PM, adam davis<radamdavis at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi fellow windows users? Oh my bad did I say that here.
> I very recently got fed up with windows crap. So I switched my laptop to Unbuntu. I dont know what version but do believe it is the newer one. Here is the problem. I still would like to play movies on it. So does anyone here have a suggestion or two for a DVD player?
> Thanks
> Adam
> New Linux user
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