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Noob coming back...

Postby shugs81 on Fri May 21, 2010 7:21 pm

Ola Chaps.... and Chappettes :wink:

I first discovered mint around version 3 and quite liked it... only used it temporarily while deciding what to go for... I'm a fairly basic user when it comes to linux... used fedora first then onto ubuntu then mint and back to ubunt... wasn't too much support back then...

Looking to keep the install as small as possible... thinking if i can get ffado working possibly using it to record music... with midi etc...

Also looking to have it as a media centre too... Planning to ISO my dvd's... any idea's of programs that will do it (rip DVD's) and then something to play them too... or at least some sort of ISO mounter to play them that way...

Any advice would be much appreciated... I also heard you can run steam on linux???? is this tru!!! if so then widows is getting binned forever!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Noob coming back...

Postby Kendall on Fri May 21, 2010 7:51 pm

Welcome back.

There probably won't be too much difference with the install footprint between the editions so that much probably won't be an issue.

I know that Steam is working on a Linux port, but I don't think it's done just yet.
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Re: Noob coming back...

Postby mmesantos1 on Fri May 21, 2010 7:57 pm

Here is some good info for Steam on Linux: http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki ... nder_Linux
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Re: Noob coming back...

Postby jlr1701 on Fri May 21, 2010 10:03 pm

I use dvd::rip and am satisfied with it. It's available in the Software Manager.
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Re: Noob coming back...

Postby shugs81 on Sat May 22, 2010 9:11 pm

cheers!! i'll give it a try once i get the damn wifi working... tried the tutorial but it still doesnt run... it came with a driver but I can't remember how to do it!! lol!! it's a realtek usb stick....

Which desktop do people reccomend?? i've used KDE and Gnome... looking for something nice and light... but still useable... i've looked into xfce or whatever it's called... what's LXDE??

i'm running 64bit versions due to 6 gig Ram :twisted: :mrgreen:

any reccomendations?
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Re: Noob coming back...

Postby vincent on Sat May 22, 2010 9:17 pm

If you must have a 64bit OS, your only choices for Mint are KDE and Gnome. The Xfce, LXDE, and Fluxbox Mint builds aren't available in 64-bit.
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Re: Noob coming back...

Postby shugs81 on Sat May 22, 2010 9:23 pm

ah well... will stick with those i suppose!!! solves that one!
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