LinuxForever wrote:Opera is an excellent web browser. If you haven't tried it you should.
Open Office is all you really need. If you want something more simple there's Abiword. Abiword has tons of plugins to add features to it but Abiword has a different way of doing some things that Open Office.
For photo editing use GIMP. The only thing it doesn't have is red-eye removal. It has plugins for making panoramas and tons of other stuff. For something more simple try ShowPhoto. For an album/gallery try f-spot.
Kaffeine and VLC media player will also play DVD movies. It's up to you which one you like.
The word processor in Open Office can make web pages. Scribus is very good for desk top publishing.
Thanks so much for the suggestions
I'm pretty familiar with Gimp but can't convince my not-so-computer-literate husband to try it out. He liked Picasa for that and they do have a version available for Linux so I might download it for him since that's what he is familiar with anyway.
I'll have to check out Scribus. Is it difficult to learn? I've used MS Publisher before (an old version from Office 2003) and it wasn't too bad.
Are there advantages to using VLC or Kaffeine over what came installed (Totem, I think?) What I have right now works and I've always said that if it isn't broken don't try to fix it. SO I'll probably just stick with it
Thanks again for such a great user forum, an awesome distro, and all the hard work that goes into everything you all do here
Picasa works on Linux, I use it along with gimp, gthumb, phatch and ufraw. for all my digital-photography. Google for Gimp plugins, there's tons of them. Others to try are acidrip, audacity and easytag,
What are these others you mention that you use with Picasa. I'm familiar with Gimp but my husband doesn't like it. Says its too complicated. Are gthumb, phatch, and ufraw all for different things? How complicated are they? Thanks so much for the suggestions.