A little confused

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 23:53:52 UTC 2010


On Monday 30 August 2010 02:47:21 I am me wrote:
> On 29 August 2010 21:10, M W <milore55 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > After a week of trial and error and searching for answers I found this
> > and hope it helps. Since I am used to a Windows OS the Ubuntu set up is
> > foreign to me. I downloaded Ubuntu (newest version) to try it. So far, I
> > like what I see but what I do not understand is how to install certain
> > things. My Symantec Antivirus and a DVD player for two. I tried the
> > downloader with the antivirus and I just get an error message. I tried
> > the dvd player but on the website all I get is code to install.
> >
> > I'm not a computer geek, but I'm not a novice computer user either. I
> > really need some help in some basics. I have read several help pdfs but I
> > still need some further assistance. I would like to get rid of the
> > Windows OS completely but b/4 I do, I need to understand Ubuntu.
> >
> > Would really appreciate some assistance.
> >
> > Thanks, Michelle
> Like Gilles has already mentioned,
> 1. You would probably never need an anti-virus on Ubuntu
> More info @
> http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/8261-note-to-new-linux-user
>s-no-antivirus-needed However if you are still interested read
> http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/8227-antivirus-solutions-fo
> Also for Playing DVD's Ubuntu must have prompted you to install media
> codecs wen you tried to play any .MP3 files, and if you did that then
> you should be well off playing DVD's too without much tinkering.
> And yes VLC is an excellent Audio / Video player.
> And yes, ignore the sometimes irrelevant discussions on this thread ...
> Welcome to the Linux / Ubuntu community
> Cheers,
> --
>   & RU  d*_*b

Installing the Ubuntu Restricted Extras tends to install the codecs and a few 
other odds and ends oft taken for granted  by windows users. So that's 
something I'd suggest as well


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