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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Tell me about Linux.

Anyone here using it?
I'm kind of bored with my pc lately and I was thinking of trying out some version of Linux.
Which is the best version for a newbie? I consider myself quite knowledgable about computers but not Linux.
Right now I'm looking at Mandriva but Suse looks popular too.

Couple of questions...

1) Can I use some version of Adobe Photoshop with Linux? (This is a must).
2) will other things work like my usb ports and my compac flash card reader, USB mouse etc.
3) Screenshots?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Tell me about Linux.

I'm also looking at Ubuntu.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 09:23 AM
 
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Re: Tell me about Linux.

Fedora 6 just came out... rediculously easy to use. comes with GiMP which is alot like photoshop.. does everything I need it to. It is theoretically possible that you could use this without ever needing a terminal..

I havent tried any other versions of linux excpet red-hat.. so I cant compare them. However I do like fedora ...
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1) Can I use some version of Adobe Photoshop with Linux? (This is a must).
Short answer is no. It my or may not work with Wine.
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2) will other things work like my usb ports and my compac flash card reader, USB mouse etc.
USB mouse, sure. Other related hardware, I don't know. Depending on your distribution, you may have to set such things up manually.
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3) Screenshots?
Absolutely.

I'd strongly suggest you read up on Linux and how it works before touching it to avoid misunderstandings and wrong expectations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Good luck.
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Re: Tell me about Linux.

I thought he was a character in Charlie Brown!!!
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I thought he was a character in Charlie Brown!!!
That's Linus you crazy fool!

LOL nutter.

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comes with GiMP


Are they selling that in Anne Summers now?

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