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XIlliterate
post Jun 27 2006, 04:32 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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I'm not a Linux fan. I have some Kubuntu KDE thing. don't ask me specifically what it is because i can't tell you. i know that it all works a little differently. Anyway.. The reason i was a fan of windows was because it was user friendly, this is not. I wanna know how to do and access all of the things i need. Plus i have a lot of school work that needs to be typed and i have no printer, so i need to know how to get things so that i get open up my text files in a windows computer. Also my webcam issue, i'd try to fix it myself...but i can't even find the screen thing (pardon my Linux Illiteracy) To type in the commands. UGH!
Anyway, any help you can give is very much appreciated.

thX

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DS2K3
post Jun 28 2006, 12:05 PM
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Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
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(g33k - you dont need to quote the entire the post that is just above yours in its entirety smile.gif )

Kubuntu is just as user-firenly as Windows. Itis different however, and hardware manufacturers are not as friendly towards it. Being able to just plug in your webcam and have it work is not because Windows is any more user friendly, but because the hardware manufacturer is Windows-friendly and provided drivers and a nice installation program that does all the work for you. There is an increasing amount of hardware that works on Linux, and often it is not hard to make it work (my TV card would have been easy, had I know which transmitter I was supposed to be using [as it was I gave up because I couldn't get a signal...]).

OpenOffice will open/save MS office files with no problems, and should come with Kubuntu.

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