[Cbsupport] for Newbies helping yourself
shaun at pcuse.com
Mon Jul 14 12:29:02 UTC 2003
On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 01:45:31PM +1000, Maxwell & deBrouwer wrote:
> I really would like to hear I 'd also like to know how and what you use
> your computer for, I'm interested
I am not exactly a newbie, but I can tell you that I use my computer for
all desktop requirements, including:
movies, music, accounting, writing, email, browsing. There is very
little that an Open Source computer can not do. So far, I am unable to
download pictures from my digital camera but only because I made the
mistake of not looking at supported cameras first.
I use the following applications:
email: fetchmail -> postfix -> procmail -> spamassassin -> mutt
www browsing: konqueror, lynx
editing/ writing: vim
reading .docs: abiword
ripping mp3s: ripit.pl
editing images: gimp, xv, imagemagick (eg mogrify)
burning cds: burncd
window manager: fvwm2
There are so many choices with OSS it is a shame that so many people
need to use something that acts like outlook, or is similar to ms word,
or looks like windows.
I love having so much choice and power. I can see why the dumbing down
of OSS is useful in helping new users, but it is a shame. There is so
much fun, potential and power when you become used to the command line.
Shaun Branden; email: shaun at pcuse.com; icq: 10469563
Computerbank South Australia: sa.computerbank.org.au
Computerbank gives away computer systems created from
donated hardware and opensource software.
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