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Joined: 6/8/2009
Msg: 3
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You definitely need elinks or lynx as one of your browsers, very helpful when you somehow manage to break X

I haven't played with Mplayer much outside of Geexbox, but VLC does a very good job of handling anything I throw at it, plus transcoding and streaming.

aMSN is pretty cool, what with it's ability to end voice clips

and yeah, being FOSS, there's a billion others that I'm probably missing out on
Joined: 4/29/2009
Msg: 5
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Posted: 6/12/2009 2:34:13 AM

OMG, people still use IRC?!!! I didn't know that. That's like the punchcard of chatting. How secure is that, anyways?

it's not. But it's used a lot as an adjunct to a lot of technical mailing lists, for both support and development discussion for many open source projects.
Joined: 7/30/2007
Msg: 6
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Posted: 6/12/2009 5:30:11 PM
PC Linux OS



Xara Xtreme





Fire Fox (Chrome if they ever release it for Linux)

Compz Fusion

Joined: 10/27/2008
Msg: 11
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Posted: 6/15/2009 12:45:26 AM

For entertainment:
TuxPaint (when the niece was younger)
X-Plane (commercial)

Oh, and I need to get a better TV card, I bought a DTV tuner, but of course its not linux compatible... even though I read it was. Boo.

I haven't had any problems with my HDHomeRun from SiliconDust ( It's a standalone product that delivers full resolution HDTV over ethernet, so there aren't the usual hardware driver issues you tend to get with Linux. The GUI could be nicer, but all-in-all I've been very impressed with the quality and compatibility of the product. Full-screen 1080p HDTV on my widescreen LCD monitor is nice! Uses about 10% of my quad-core for decoding at 1920x1080 resolution.
 Woodsmoke and Oranges
Joined: 2/3/2007
Msg: 12
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Posted: 6/17/2009 12:40:27 PM
I got into Linux since I wanted to play with; Geographic Resources Analysis Support System or GRASS GIS back in the mid 90's. I have used RH, SUSE, Mandrake, Slackware, Debian etc...and now I use Kubuntu.

Gotta love Tux Racer!
Joined: 5/24/2009
Msg: 13
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Posted: 6/18/2009 12:55:45 AM
Nibbles is a standard game. It's very innocent, nice for children. In Ubuntu it's under Games by deafult or you can download it from Synaptic Manager.

Joined: 5/24/2009
Msg: 14
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Posted: 6/18/2009 1:01:28 AM
I think I remember that a "nibble" is four bits. . .
So, nibble, like many words, have multiple definitions.
If you want to play Nibble, don't hold your breath. It's mostly for kids.
Joined: 1/5/2009
Msg: 15
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Posted: 6/18/2009 1:39:29 AM
Unix/Linux Flavor
Desktop - Ubuntu

Browser - Firefox
Office Software - OpenOffice
Imaging Software - Paint.NET (but not windows)
Instant Messaging - Pidgin
eMail - Thunderbird
Multimedia - Audacity, Totem, MPlayer
Other - WINE, LAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP)
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