Re: [linux-5] Linux Meetup: LUGS AGM

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:06 PM
I thought to jump in too..

I can recommend Fedora with KDE desktop. I used it on two different 
laptops. It is safe and fast and most of the latest video codecs and 
drivers are available out there. I can also recommend using an automated 
installation of the most common packages with a software called 
"autoten". If you are just starting with linux the best book for you is 
the "linux in easy steps".
Just a side note.. with ATI video in a laptop it is most likely you will 
be unable to use 3d applications. With NVIDIA everything works great.
The only reason I still keep dual booting to windows is called Adobe. 
There are some (basic) alternatives for photoshop.
Regarding web I use Opera for linux but firefox is just as good.
Skype is available but it is couple of versions behind regarding 
features and quality.

The most important is that the user community is more helpful than any 
other.

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Best,
Emil Polyak


chenglim wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Just try to help
>  
> Does any of the members have linux installed notebook computers ?
> A: I think most of us does it, many university students/polytechnic­ 
> student/secondary school student are using it now. It is more popular 
> than you thought.
>  
> Can the linux installed laptop access internet ?
> A: Yes. You might need to learn the name mapping from Windows to Linux 
> (Windows web browser is call IE, Linux web browser is call Firefox)
>  
> Is the files downloaded from internet in the llinux installed laptop 
> compatible with window installed laptop ?
> A: Most of the file is compatible. You want to find out more how you 
> can use it on Linux APPLICATION (this is why you need to know the name).
> Microsoft Office -> Linux OpenOffice (Some documents will hit the 
> layout problem, again because Microsoft Office standard problem).
> The real question sometime is "do you really need it?"
>
> Can we access all the websites using linux installed laptop ?
> A. Yes. But you will hit a problem that web programmer using IE java 
> script/VBscript kind of thing. Some government web site used that (And 
> gov web most are okay). The worst case is you can't see it.
> This is the first part of the story, but that's more than 1,000,000 
> ways to work around. Vmware a XP, IE emulator, dual boot and so on. I 
> don't know if Firefox IE tab work on your Linux, if it does, it is the 
> best solution.
>
> REAL professional web site shouldn't have this problem at all!! Try 
> surf a big corporate web and tell me if you can find this problem. 
> Then you know what's the real problem.
>
> LINUX CAN DO EVERYTHING. Just matter of how good you are. The problem 
> is not the software, it is how advance is the user. I heard few of my 
> friend say Linux can't do this or do that "10 years" ago, but they 
> change their mind when they start learning the Linux way of doing 
> thing. If they learn of course.
>
> It depends on what you want to do. Choose an OS is like choosing your 
> car. Some car save oil, some car run faster, some better warranty. If 
> you want to drive your car with your new gf go for the outlook. If you 
> want to travel far for your gf, go for the save money one. If you want 
> to rush to gf's office then choose a car run really fast.
>
> This doesn't solve most of your problem? Try this Ubuntu Linux. Most 
> people find it really user friendly to other distro. http://ubuntu.sg/­ 
> . The strength of this Ubuntu is the wireless network connection 
> driver is really stable. It solve most of the laptop user headache.
>
> You are more rich than we thought? Alternative is to consider is Apple 
> Mac. It is same as Ubuntu which is a Debian distro like OS and BSD 
> like OS but hell much more user friendly ever.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Cheers,
> Cheng Lim
>
>
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> *From:* looi eng isme <[address removed]>
> *To:* [address removed]
> *Sent:* Monday, 28 December[masked]:49:­10
> *Subject:* Fw: Re: [linux-5] Linux Meetup: LUGS AGM
>
>  
>
>
>
>     Dear Mr.Goh,
>      
>     I need your member help to answer my queries here.
>      
>     Does any of the members have linux installed notebook computers ?
>      
>     Can the linux installed laptop access internet ?
>      
>     Is the files downloaded from internet in the llinux installed
>     laptop compatible with window installed laptop ?
>      
>     Can we access all the websites using linux installed laptop ?
>      
>      
>      
>     Regards,
>      
>      
>
>
>     --- On *Thu, 20/8/09, Tom Goh /<[address removed]>/* wrote:
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>         From: Tom Goh <[address removed]>
>         Subject: [linux-5] Linux Meetup: LUGS AGM
>         To: [address removed]
>         Date: Thursday, 20 August, 2009, 6:36 PM
>
>         Hi All,
>
>         This is just a reminder that we will be hosting the Linux User
>         Group Singapore AGM for our August meetup.
>
>         We encourage all of you attend to provide feedback and to run
>         for positions in the LUGS Exco.
>
>         The event will be held on August 26th, 2009 at 7pm at SMU
>
>         For detailed information please check here:
>
>         SLMG Calendar Information
>         <http://www.meetup...;­
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>         LUGS AGM 2009 <http://wiki.lugs....;­
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>         See you all there,
>
>         Tom
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