Re: I'm new to SUSE/Linux, here are some questions (long)
From: Jan Stozek (conus-spm_at_chello.pl)
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 20:22:40 +0200
MarkH zmarszczył się, zamyślił i w wiadomości z sobota, 3 września
2005 12:17 napisał:
> have burnt a couple of CDs with K3B and am thinking about loading
> as I am used to that.
NeroLinux is something completely different, than Nero for Windows.
Some 3 generations behind. Give it a try, but many people on
newsgroups complained and returned to K3b.
> I would like to know what sites I can set as
> sources for installing stuff, this seems to be an easier way to load
> stuff into Linux than downloading files and installing them.
Nearest SuSE mirror. Also pages, like http://rpm.pbone.net are worth
bookmarking - they allow you to find rpm's conviniently from various
sites - not all of the software is included on official Novell sites.
> For my No3 PC I may take some time to change to SUSE as I need to
> figure out how to get Squid working (maybe I need a good graphical
> front end).
As far, as I can remember, basic wirking setup is done automagically.
> I should be able to do it on No1). I also have a Pocket PC that I
> synchronize with my Outlook for contacts, schedules and some E-Mails
> - how doable is that on Linux (maybe I could just install WinXP in a
> VM- Ware virtual machine and run Outlook on that)?
Linux + wine probably won't do. A virtual machine probably will, but
prepare for some dirty work to do.
> To be honest I find Linux a bit of a pain to do some things with,
Yeah. Definitely, there's less wizards on Linux, and most advanced
things cannot be done from the GUI.
> I like Alcohol 120% on Windows, what is the best equivalent for
> Linux to mount my ISOs?
Regular ISO's can be mounted with regular system tools; someone has
already said that. AFAIR, Alcohol has some capabilities to read
protected CD's, and I'm not sure what Linux tools would do this task.
> What newsreader do I use in Linux (I like XNews in windows and hate
> the standard Knode reader in SUSE)?
I use knode. There is a mozilla spinoff (thunderbird?), and some
other programs. I've read, it's even possible to run xnews under
wine. Just give them a try.
-- Best regards, (js). PS. When responding directly, please remove a dash with all the following letters.