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or you could skip all that BS, use windows,
and dl chrome and open it in 2 seconds
Where's a mod to banhammer ignorant and close minded people like you when we need them?

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yes.

vlc should be in the repository already.

chrome you will actually have to go to google's download site for it and grab the .deb file (grab the version that matches your OS, 32bit or 64bit.). you could always try chromium, which i believe is version matched to chrome right now (chromium is the opensource project to chrome)

sudo apt-get install vlc chromium

^this command will net you both programs.
sweet thanks!


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Where's a mod to banhammer ignorant and close minded people like you when we need them?

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These threads always seems to start trouble. I remember when i was in college how people would just walk up to me that i didn't even know and started talking to me about how much windows sucks and how linux rules. Some people just realize that all of the OS's and even the different distros of linux have their places and get over their closed minded ways.
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sweet thanks!



i would honestly recomend downloading "smplayer"

sudo apt-get install smplayer

it is a GUI frontent to mplayer, which imho smashes vlc to dust...mplayer itself is "cli" (you will need to open video files via command line, but smplayer brings a good solid GUI to it with a lot of options and features.)

about the only clear advantage i could honestly say vlc has over smplayer atm, would be the fact it has mobile apps that can be used as remote controls...smplayer is also i believe the only player out of the "box" so to speak, which can play blu-ray movies from a blu-ray drive(but we're not allowed to go into much detail about that...)
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I just acquired a couple Pentium D 925 system for free (well not really free but for the costs of me configuring a new network) when my work upgraded their incredibly outdated systems .

I set myself up a Ubuntu Linux box with 3 160gb harddrives that am using as shared media storage/backup. I have my (relatively) up to date windows machine set up with all my games and photography programs, but I still find myself hopping over to my linux machine for some scorched earth clone or some other open source gaming goodness. Gaming on linux is like a trip down memory lane to back when I was a kid and playing games like Commander Keen and Duke Nukem in DOS.

Linux is great for servers and poor people who can't afford windows, but also look at it this way, when has learning a new skill ever been a bad thing? Dual boot with linux (ubuntu is one of the most user friendly distros out right now) and learn about the file system hierarchy and command lines. A lot of people don't realize this, but linux is becoming pretty common. Want to hack your smart phone? Kernel building for your android device? I bet a lot of that will look familiar to you once you poke around with linux a bit.
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uh, Ive used both,
Ive had an open mind

one is simply much more difficult to use than the other,
the learning curve payoffs are not worth it for average joe
unless you are drowning in free time
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as much of as a nix zealot as i really am, i have to give MS some credit. Win xp SP2 was pretty damn good. Win7 is actually nice, and sadly, more stable than ubuntu 10.10 for me so far.

I generally dislike the way MS does business, [there's a lot of negative things I could say that would drone on for a long time.] until they get squashed, just dual boot.

and bash is not that hard, you are probably a slow learner.
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 4/9/11 at 8:39pm
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post #48 of 91
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uh, Ive used both,
Ive had an open mind

one is simply much more difficult to use than the other,
the learning curve payoffs are not worth it for average joe
unless you are drowning in free time
I personally find Linux much more straight forward than windows it's quicker to doing things in command line in many cases. What I really like is the ability to customize the desktop environment. I prefer using a tiling wm. Windows 7 doesn't even let you move the damn start button. That said I will probably always use both each has it's place but I have more fun with Linux and I mange to do that without very much free time.
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uh, Ive used both,
Ive had an open mind

one is simply much more difficult to use than the other,
the learning curve payoffs are not worth it for average joe
unless you are drowning in free time
I wholeheartedly agree. Windows is too hard to learn. Linux is much, much easier. Especially since you don't have to spend lots of time hunting down lots of software like you do on Windows. Things like 7-zip or whatever.
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I wholeheartedly agree. Windows is too hard to learn. Linux is much, much easier. Especially since you don't have to spend lots of time hunting down lots of software like you do on Windows. Things like 7-zip or whatever.
Hunting software?

Putting the progreame name on google makes it appear like magic in 1 second. Lawsuits prevent Microsoft from including useful software in windows. It's not a flaw it is a limitation imposed by goverments.
Edited by Eduardv - 4/9/11 at 10:27pm
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