Got Mandriva linux two days ago...
Well, as you can see I'm the new here like alot of people where and still are. My HDD got corrupted and I coul not rescue a a single file so what I did was to reformat my HDD and intall Mandriva linux with the KDE desktop, wich I really like by the way.
When I first put my hands on this new operating system I was really happy since I wanted to learn Linux from a while back, but I got frustrated when i noiced my dependancy towards Microsoft. I know there are alot of good programs But I do not know where to look for them.Since I'm a new guy I would like to get some advice from the experienced users wich do not need Microsoft alot just like me.
I would like you to recomend me a program for instant messeging that supports my hotmail account, since I don't quiet figure out this Kopete messenger. I tried to install the Kmess but a dialog box keeps popping up saying:
"The autopackage support code could not be installed. It can be manually downloaded and installed by running the installation script located in the downloaded archive."
I guess that's something that I understand but I do not know what to do, please help me.
I have another problem, I can't watch my DVDs, I can here the sound but the not the image, it just keep the sam black screen. I've tried Kmplayer, Kplayer, Mplayer and VLC media player and none of them can play my DVDs wich my Windows Media Player could play (they are not .wmv format)
If you could tell me how to install Ares and LimeWire, too, I would apreciate it alot, too.
Well, hope you can help me with all these problems. I wish you a good day.