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Thinking about Linux have a few questions

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Fyzbo, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. Fyzbo

    Fyzbo Thread Starter

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    I have a fairly nice computer and I've been thinking about making a second boot option for linux. Before doing so I have a few questions.

    1. Have the created video support for linux? Can I watch DVDs, DivX, XVid,... movies?
    2. Is linux still limited to 24bit color or do some distros support 32bit?
    3. Would I be able to read files off of my Windows XP Partition(NTFS).
    4. Would I be able to use my DVD Burner, is there software to support that.
    5. Which Distro would be best for a programmer(need compilers) who also enjoys working with graphics, animation, and video?


    My system specs:
    Pentium IV 2.2Ghz
    1 Gig of RAM
    120GB Hard Drive
    80GB FireWire Hard Drive
    32MB Graphics card
    CD-RW
    DVD-RW
    USB Zip Drive
     
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    Fyzbo Thread Starter

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    Oh and one more, are there file sharing programs for linux like Kazaa lite?
     
  3. srhoades

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    1. Yes to all
    2. I believe linux supports 32bit resolutions.
    3. Reading is not a problem, I think writing is still kinda iffy.
    4. DVDrecord will work.
    5. You can get gcc (a c compiler) for any distro and python is native.

    And there are plenty of file sharing apps that use the gnutella and the kazaa network.
     
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