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Winamp does not naively run under linux, and it does have its issues with Wine. However, XMMS will use Winamp skins, though personally I prefer amaroK for linux media playing. It's a similar all-in-one style program that I think has some of the best functionality of any player out there.

If you have a hard time transitioning from the Photoshop UI to the Gimp UI check out Gimpshop. It's a modification for Gimp's UI that makes it very similar to Photoshop. (I know, I know... I can't change. )

Should be a pretty seamless transition for you. Enjoy.
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check my sig about ubuntu.

and it takes more then a week to get a feel for linux and the best way to use linux is if you only have linux.
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Well media player wise, I've used Winamp with the classic skin, and Windows Media Player, lol. Just so long as any Linux players aren't TOO much different than those and I have the option to play a .m3u playlist file with .mp3's...I'll be fine . Think I may start my formatting soon and give it a go. I don't game a WHOLE lot, so I'll probably be ATTEMPTING to spend most of my time in Linux.
 
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I really advise that you learn some terminal stuff. If you can learn that, you'll learn how things work, and you'll be better equipped to solve your own problems. It just helps your computer competence as a whole. Hell, if you like, I can send you my UNIX handbook.
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I really advise that you learn some terminal stuff. If you can learn that, you'll learn how things work, and you'll be better equipped to solve your own problems. It just helps your computer competence as a whole. Hell, if you like, I can send you my UNIX handbook.
I do have to agree with you that learning terminal would help me learn how the computer works and so on. However I don't really have the patience for it. I'm ADHD, lol.....I can't concentrate so well. Hence my need for this to be somewhat easy. I'm more than willing to give it a go....and I'm going to sometime tonite I think. I'm just getting a few questions out of the way first. But learning terminal.....is it really needed just for basic word processing, internet, and the gimp kinda stuff? And running that Comp Fuzion thingy I hear about? I would think that'd all be easy enough to do with the GUI.
 
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learning basic terminal isnt hard. once you understand what a couple commands do, you can, for the most part, navigate your way around easily enough. and if you dont want to learn, just google it and im sure you'll find an exact command that you can simply copy/paste into it and hit enter. its VERY useful and linux rules all, so its worth it.
    
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You can do about 90% of the normal stuff without ever opening a terminal. However, the terminal will come useful for debugging and when the conventional methods simply will not work for one reason or another.
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You can do about 90% of the normal stuff without ever opening a terminal. However, the terminal will come useful for debugging and when the conventional methods simply will not work for one reason or another.
See so I really shouldn't NEED terminal. And if I ever run into the situation where I do need it, google is my friend .
 
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I can't concentrate so well.
Yes, you can. More self-discipline, less chocolate and sugar (true fact.)

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But learning terminal.....is it really needed just for basic word processing, internet, and the gimp kinda stuff?
You can use the terminal for those if you want. But if you just want to do basic things, they should run out of the box with the GUI (except graphic drivers which should be no biggie.)

I can tell you now, you got OOo for word/spreadsheet/presentations, FF (or any other of the many browsers) for web browsing, and GIMP for graphic manipulation (which, admittedly, is nothing compared to the clunky Photoshop.)


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And running that Comp Fuzion thingy I hear about?
Well, you'll need a GUI for this... lol

Overall, you're going to need to be patient. You're probably going to run into problems that will take more than a few minutes to sort out. I'm very impatient, but I'm persistent. Linux has gotten me VERY red in the face and has caused my desk some bump and bang marks, but I've managed to accomplish my goals through determination
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Yes, you can. More self-discipline, less chocolate and sugar (true fact.)



You can use the terminal for those if you want. But if you just want to do basic things, they should run out of the box with the GUI (except graphic drivers which should be no biggie.)

I can tell you now, you got OOo for word/spreadsheet/presentations, FF (or any other of the many browsers) for web browsing, and GIMP for graphic manipulation (which, admittedly, is nothing compared to the clunky Photoshop.)

Well, you'll need a GUI for this... lol

Overall, you're going to need to be patient. You're probably going to run into problems that will take more than a few minutes to sort out. I'm very impatient, but I'm persistent. Linux has gotten me VERY red in the face and has caused my desk some bump and bang marks, but I've managed to accomplish my goals through determination
Well:

1: Rofl. Might be a fact, but you don't want to deal with me when I don't have me chocolate and sugar !

2: I figured what I wanted to do, I shouldn't really need the terminal. Again, if I do happen to need it, I've got google and OCN...together I'm sure something can be worked out!

3: Well looks like I'm in luck since I already use OOo, FF, and Gimp regularly in Windows!

4: I can train myself to be patient. I hear that linux can be a safer browsing experience than Windows, so there's PRO#1. I also hear that it can also look absolutely stunning, PRO#2 (I'm a sucker for a super sexy GUI). I'm just hoping that the overall layout is going to be familiar enough considering I've only used Linux for maybe 5 minutes. I don't think it should be too difficult for me, I'm not exactly computer stupid and if I REALLY want something to work, well dangit I'll make it work!

Thanks for your help thus far. Can't wait to be posting here within Linux!
 
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