Essential Packages

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Essential Packages

Postby bgast1 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:54 pm

I really didn't know how to title this thread. I now have Linux Mint installed and I think I like it a lot. I have Compiz working. Would someone kindly provide me with a list of what they think are essential packages to install.
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Re: Essential Packages

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:24 pm

Technically all the essential packages are installed by default, anything else is supplementary and depends on what specifically you want to do with your computer. So what is your computer's function?
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Re: Essential Packages

Postby bgast1 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:31 pm

Mostly listening to music, watching DVD's. Gaming, but I have Windows for that, although I would really like to play my games through Linux. Favorite games are Command & Conquer Decades, Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars, Civilization III & IV and the expansion packs. An occasional FPS.

I suppose I could try the games through Wine or Cedega, or a virtual box, even though I have never tried it before.

I also need to learn to sync my iPod. I have no idea what to use or how to do it.
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Re: Essential Packages

Postby ed@Mint on Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:30 am

Hi,

Before using Wine & Co to run windows games, maybe you could try open source games.
There exists a clone of civilization and some strategy games as well of a few fps...
Looking at mint's software portal is a good start. Full Circle Magazine also does game reviews every months (http://fullcirclemagazine.org/)

Talking about Full Circle Magazine, they've just published an article in their latest issue about how to make your ipod work.
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2008/03/27/issue-11-is-out/

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