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amarok just needs a plugin to run .mp3 files it should be in synaptic and should be easy to find with a simple search
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Linux is great, if you have any Windows programs that you really need, instead of dual booting give WINE a try.

Other then that, the package manager is great, never download a program from a website again.
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
Linux is great, if you have any Windows programs that you really need, instead of dual booting give WINE a try.

Other then that, the package manager is great, never download a program from a website again.
wine is not for new users and it is not for people who dont like to tweak and compile the source of their programs

a lot of times the best way to actually get stuff running in wine... is to take the source, patch it with specific patches for that program... and compile it into a local folder so it doesnt get updated lol that way you have a specific version of wine for that program and it will actually work... some of the wine files might also need editing...

honestly, even as a fairly competent linux user, i dont even wanna think about getting stuff running in wine...
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wine is not for new users and it is not for people who dont like to tweak and compile the source of their programs

a lot of times the best way to actually get stuff running in wine... is to take the source, patch it with specific patches for that program... and compile it into a local folder so it doesnt get updated lol that way you have a specific version of wine for that program and it will actually work... some of the wine files might also need editing...

honestly, even as a fairly competent linux user, i dont even wanna think about getting stuff running in wine...
I got Office 2007, Starcraft Broodwar and Winamp to run no problem in WINE and it was my first week with Ubuntu. It's not difficult, if oyu do not want to play with the configs then just use WineTricks.
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I would go with 32bit. You probably aren't going to need the extra <1 GB of ram and it saves you a lot of hassle dealing with 32bit libraries, and you won't notice any performance difference. 32bit support on 64bit linux systems is less than what it is on Windows. Ubuntu does a good job of hiding it, more so than "pure" distros like Arch, but you'll still come across the occasional issue.


Wine is great when it works, which is less than half the time, and even if you do get it working you'll still get the odd issue.

Even Photoshop, the program Wine was basically designed for (it finally went 'stable' when it worked well with Photoshop) will occasionally screw up.


It does do well with old DirectDraw games like Diablo 2 though. It actually runs better under Wine than it does in Windows 7.
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I would go with 32bit. You probably aren't going to need the extra <1 GB of ram and it saves you a lot of hassle dealing with 32bit libraries, and you won't notice any performance difference. 32bit support on 64bit linux systems is less than what it is on Windows. Ubuntu does a good job of hiding it, more so than "pure" distros like Arch, but you'll still come across the occasional issue.


Wine is great when it works, which is less than half the time, and even if you do get it working you'll still get the odd issue.
I must completely disagree with each of these points.

You should run 64-bit Linux on ANY 64-bit capable hardware. You WILL miss the missing half a gig of memory. Dealing with multilib issues is not really much of an issue, and 32-bit support on 64-bit Linux systems is far better than on Windows.

Wine on Ubuntu doesn't work as well as it could because Ubuntu intentionally ships an ancient version of Wine. Somewhere out there is a PPA that lets you use current Wine releases, which helps a lot.

OP, see also the Linux Software Guide in my sig.
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I already installed the 64-bit version... BUT! i cant find flash player for 64bit...
i think i downloaded the latest Wine straight from winehq... where can i get the flash player for 64bit?
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I already installed the 64-bit version... BUT! i cant find flash player for 64bit...
i think i downloaded the latest Wine straight from winehq... where can i get the flash player for 64bit?
It's terribly broken; you don't want it. See my Linux Software Guide (again) to install Flash Player.
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im following it but i get to the repositories and i dont have the software source thing in administration
EDIT- it was hidden >_<
Edited by kill - 3/31/11 at 6:59pm
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