[sf-lug] questions and thanks
grrrebelsoul at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 22 06:24:24 PST 2006
Thanks for the tips and the welcome, Adrian! This is tobi [t.rex], by the way, [not Kevin] who wrote the message you replied to! ; )
Since I got your email, I've been looking up SuSe and Debian, and I really like the ideology behind Debian that I found on
- that its the only large distro that functions with open development on the web for people [not just a smaller closed circle of programmers] to revise and adapt. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this, but this would be a great factor in which Linux system I support... I am a big advocate of the DIY non-corporate, open collectivity in the evolution of Linux as all-inclusive and accessible programming.
Is Debian good for multimedia work?
My computer is a Acer TravelMate 8104 notebook, and I am using it for graphic design, music editing/recording, and occassional film editing. I want to learn Python, and how to make a website.
So I am looking for a Linux that supports good multimedia packages - can people recommend specific software and which Linux might suit these things?
"SuSE is rpm based, a turn-off for many."
What is RPM based? And what exactly is GNU?
If I install a version of Linux on my computer just to see what it is like, will it be difficult to return my system to its current state if I decide not to use Linux [or try a different version]?
I really want to try Linux, but I am a bit hesitant because I still have a lot to learn about it - and about computers in general - and I don't want to find myself in a position where my computer, and me, are screwed and I don't know how to fix it!
Replies or guidance to good links/resources for any of these questions would be greatly appreciated!
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