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OK..thank you everyone for your help... I can see linux has some good features and strengths but it seems to lack an intuitive installer interface, why is that? I mean, ...
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    OK..thank you everyone for your help...

    I can see linux has some good features and strengths but it seems to lack an intuitive installer interface, why is that? I mean, with windows (dare I speak that word?) its very easy to install new programs through the automated setup program, why hasnt anyone created one for Linux other than the YUM, which, I understand is only good for retrieving files registered with third party sites...going to the command line every time we need to install a file Im sure to you lot seems perfectly normal but to a newbie and windows user, it seems quite long-winded...any thoughts?

    -Paul

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    dvd and avi

    ...also, while I have your knowledge to hand - Im trying to get linux to play a downloaded avi movie..I then need to burn it to dvd...I have crossover installed which works to a degree but with Nero, it hasnt found my 2 dvd and cd disks..whats the easiest and best app' for viewing avi movies and also to then burn them to dvd? many thanks.

    -Paul

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    ...is it ok to use the root account as your main account? I do have another account but as root gets more privelages, is it ok to make that the default or is there somethine Ive missed?

    Thanks.

    Paul

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    Yum isn't the only package manager in linux; there are a LOT of them (which some would say is a weakness). mplayer (with win32codecs installed) will play your .avi files. K3B is by far the best app you could use to burn DVDs in linux.

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    converted! Linux is not a religion you now...LOL..nah im joking..are u totally converted to linux?its mean you have no partition with windows(or have windows in different machine)?can u survive that?no games?no photoshop? i am not a linux hater but im just asking? coz my friend always says that linux is for technical use and not for entertainment.

    use your PC! not PC use you...USE LINUX![/quote]



    You got me ... of course i'm keeping still the ntfs but the reason is simply that I'm a beginner in linux and until I'll be able to solve all the hardware config and use my full rig -not just a part of it - I'm forced to keep it. Because I have to use the PC every day, no matter how lame I am in linux [yet]

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    error

    OK..thanks for that. Can you tell me of any other YUM type apps please?
    Im having trouble installing the 2 apps you recommended..I'll try again and write down the error codes if that helps.

    TIA
    -Paul

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