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I'm playing with Ubuntu now, but I find it a pain to try to run some of my windows programs with wine. Maybe It's my learning curve. Are there bistros that are better suited to my needs? I have all these windows programs that I'd like to run. I'm just trying to find a better , because I feel windows is becoming more Restrictive of what I can do with the files I own. (I.E. the up and coming vista and not playing video without a new monitor). Also , How do uninstall Ubuntu to try annother bistro?
 

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All linux café's are based on the same thing, so your gunna experience the same with all. However, other distro's may make it easier as regards to managing the controls. Try Debian Sarge. Use the Net isnt though, ten CD's is a waste. You could also wait another 10 days for FC6 to come out.<br><br>
The best thing to run windows apps on, is windows. That's all there is to it. And if your desperate to run them on Linux. Try a Virtual Machine.
 

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Could also try cross over office if you can find it free, that I'm not sure on. Saw it working MS office yesterday, did pretty good.
 

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Main concern is backing my DVD libary ( and , yes, I know it's frownd apon ) I like to protect kid movies so the little ones don't scratch the masters. And I was hoping to still play my games( COD2 , FEAR, ECT)
 

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There is a program called dvd:rip...<br><br>
I saw it in Automatix:<br><a href="http://www.getautomatix.com/" target="_blank">http://www.getautomatix.com/</a>
 

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Definitely don't plan on playing COD2 or FEAR on linux. You'd only want to play them on windows...just accept the fact.<br><br>
Linux is good for pretty much everything else, assuming you have the patience and determination to learn...<br><br>
Taking into consideration the cost of DVD-Rs, why don't you just copy them onto discs (instead of hard drive - expensive) and keep backup spindles...?
 

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if you want to play your games like fear and cod2 .. you dont want to use wine you want to use winex .. its a 3d open gl blah blah blah version of wine.. .. as for the flavor you want to use.. thats all up to you.. i personally like ubuntu it does every thing i need it to and i find that support for it is perfect
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Definitely don't plan on playing COD2 or FEAR on linux. You'd only want to play them on windows...just accept the fact.<br><br>
Linux is good for pretty much everything else, assuming you have the patience and determination to learn...<br><br>
Taking into consideration the cost of DVD-Rs, why don't you just copy them onto discs (instead of hard drive - expensive) and keep backup spindles...?</div>
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I do back them to DVD-r, but the soft ware I use doesn't pick up my DVD burner in Ubuntu.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I do back them to DVD-r, but the soft ware I use doesn't pick up my DVD burner in Ubuntu.</div>
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what software are you using.. gnomebaker.. or what.. try K3B
 

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I guess I have to forget the window ways and embrace the proggys of Linux. I'll find my way. Just a shame I can't use nero.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess I have to forget the window ways and embrace the proggys of Linux. I'll find my way. Just a shame I can't use nero.</div>
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you can also install nerolinux.. again k3b is still a really nice program to check out..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">if you want to play your games like fear and cod2 .. you dont want to use wine you want to use winex .. its a 3d open gl blah blah blah version of wine.. .. as for the flavor you want to use.. thats all up to you.. i personally like ubuntu it does every thing i need it to and i find that support for it is perfect</div>

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</div>Its no longer winex its called Cedega now, just to let you know. And even then games like Fear wouldn't play well. Wine will enable OpenGL also.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Its no longer winex its called Cedega now, just to let you know. And even then games like Fear wouldn't play well. Wine will enable OpenGL also.</div>

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</div>cool i didnt know they had changed the name of it.. wine uses opengl now.. does that mean i can run winamp plugins with it.. or do i still need to use.. cedega
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">cool i didnt know they had changed the name of it.. wine uses opengl now.. does that mean i can run winamp plugins with it.. or do i still need to use.. cedega</div>

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</div>I'd think you'd be able to get most winamp plugins to work with XMMS, like skins and presets. Might want to talk to Jester since I know he uses XMMS. I've never tried since I'm not a winamp/XMMS fan.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I guess I have to forget the window ways and embrace the proggys of Linux. I'll find my way. Just a shame I can't use nero.</div>

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</div>I hear you. It's a real shame that neither Gnomebaker nor K3B can read my Nero burned discs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I'd think you'd be able to get most winamp plugins to work with XMMS, like skins and presets. Might want to talk to Jester since I know he uses XMMS. I've never tried since I'm not a winamp/XMMS fan.</div>

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</div>I think that they even advertise XMMS as winamp for linux <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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You can use Winamp Classic Skins on XMMS. However, you wont be able to use Winamp plugins on XMMS. There are usually alternatives that are just as good. Check out the XMMS website for these. There's a project called ProjectM that aims to port the MilkDrop Visualisations to XMMS. It looks promising. As for the Winamp EQ presets, check out my FAQ's.<br />
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sudo apt-get install xmms-mad<br />
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yum install xmms-mp3
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I think that they even advertise XMMS as winamp for linux <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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You can use Winamp Classic Skins on XMMS. However, you wont be able to use Winamp plugins on XMMS. There are usually alternatives that are just as good. Check out the XMMS website for these. There's a project called ProjectM that aims to port the MilkDrop Visualisations to XMMS. It looks promising. As for the Winamp EQ presets, check out my FAQ's.<br />
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NOTE: MP3 support doesnt come as standard. To install it on Ubuntu do:<br />
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sudo apt-get install xmms-mad<br />
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and for fedora\<br />
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</div>right.. you can use winamp plugins on xmms.. but you have to use winex.. its a plugin that uses the plugin.. i havnt herd of this projectm yet.. but milkdrop is by far one of the best vis. ive ever seen or used
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">right.. you can use winamp plugins on xmms.. but you have to use winex.. its a plugin that uses the plugin.. i havnt herd of this projectm yet.. but milkdrop is by far one of the best vis. ive ever seen or used</div>

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</div>No, I said you WONT be able to use them. You can use similar ones designed for XMMS though. Winex is a Wine derivative that uses the same base code and is designed to allow linux users to play DirectX games. I would highly recommened using XMMS instead of winamp under wine. Having Winamp under wine causes alot of system load (suprisingly), not to mention you'll get serious audio lag.
 
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