[clug] Getting started

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Sat Feb 17 00:36:07 GMT 2007

On Saturday 17 February 2007 03:31, Barry Campbell wrote:
> I am in dire need of help getting started with Linux.  I have tried several
> distro's (at present trying to use "Simply Mepis" ) but with this distro as
> with all others I have tried I just can't get virtually any further than
> the install.  My immediate goal is to install "Crossover" in order that I
> may thus install DVD copy / burning programs but like with "Wine" I cannot
> get the install to work.  I have tried all varies ways of running the
> install scripts for both the aforementioned programs but to no avail.  I am
> sure that my problem is a very basic one but I am without a clue.  So can
> anyone help me?! I am willing to pay to have someone get me started.
I'd like confirm Paul's advice - you are probably going to get better results 
using "native" applications. On Simply Mepis, you are probably looking for an 
application named "k3b" (not sure exactly what the menu entry is called. It 
is a particularly good CD and DVD burning application.

In terms of installing new software, you can easily do this with your package 
management tool, which I think is going to be "synaptic" on Simply Mepis.

Good luck with it!

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