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Schoza
March 19th, 2012, 01:15 AM
Hey all
ok i'm totally new to ubuntu, thought it was about time i learnt how to use it
i'm in the prossess of building a new system (just waiting for the cpu and a few minor components) so i really need to start doing my homework
i have just a few questions that u might be able to help me with
1. can you please recommend any good books for ubuntu
2. my partner and myself do a lot of online banking, i know trojans and viruses are minimal but do i need additional security
3. what is the best alternative programs for photoshop, acdsee (photo), flash player, download accelerator any other reccommended programs would be appreciated
that will do for the moment i'm sure i will be back
thank you

Rodney9
March 19th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Welcome.

1. Help Guide to Ubuntu Oneiric version 11.10

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Oneiric

Linux is Not Windows

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Very good pictorial Install Guide

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

10 Things to after Installing Ubuntu

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/10-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-11-10/



2. Linux is very secure, but security is always up to your habits and your hardware.
You can check your router here - https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
You should achieve full stealth in the 'All Service port Scan'


3. For Photo editing I use The Gimp and RawTherapee, there are many choices, have a look in the 'Software Centre'

When you install Ubuntu it will ask you if you want to install mp3/flash etc .

For other software it depends what you want to do - here a couple of comparison tables -

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Linux_software_equivalent_to_Windows_software

http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html



Rodney

Schoza
March 19th, 2012, 02:32 AM
Cheers

Holdolin
March 19th, 2012, 02:35 AM
Rodeny9 pretty much sumed it up. No need to get a book, unless of course you want the confort of a printed copy. There is quite a bit of documentation online. If you run into any problems feel free to ask. Welcome to the forums and to the goodness that is Ubuntu :)

Nytram
March 19th, 2012, 05:55 AM
The web site in my signature contains a lot of Ubuntu learning material which you might find useful.

ubuntu27
March 19th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Hey all
ok i'm totally new to ubuntu, thought it was about time i learnt how to use it

....

3. what is the best alternative programs for photoshop, acdsee (photo), flash player,


a) Photoshop ----> Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/), etc

b) acdsee----> GThumb (https://live.gnome.org/gthumb), Mirage, etc

c) [Adobe]Flash Player ----> Adobe Flash Player, GNU Gnash (https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/), LightSpark.
If you want to install Adobe Flash player, I recommend you to install it with the aid of a Firefox Plugin called Flash-Aid (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/) that will do it automatically for you.

d) Search for it in "Ubuntu Software Center" ;-)

How to install Software in Ubuntu Linux (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware)

Ghost_Mazal
March 19th, 2012, 08:25 AM
The download manager I use is Firefox's downthemall. It is a Firefox add-on and works well.

HiImTye
March 19th, 2012, 08:33 AM
The download manager I use is Firefox's downthemall. It is a Firefox add-on and works well.
I use uGet + aria2 and the FlashGot extension in FF

Mark Phelps
March 19th, 2012, 11:38 AM
We've been getting LOTS of complaints from folks whose online banks only accept Internet Explorer for web access. If that is the case with your banks, then you are out of luck. Except for very old versions, IE doesn't work in Linux. You should check out what your banks require.

mastablasta
March 19th, 2012, 12:29 PM
We've been getting LOTS of complaints from folks whose online banks only accept Internet Explorer for web access. If that is the case with your banks, then you are out of luck. Except for very old versions, IE doesn't work in Linux. You should check out what your banks require.

indeed. afterall Internet Explorer is the most secure browser so that makes sense. :p

but seriously sometimes banks only use frame.net in connection to IE and there are some alternatives for this or workarrounds.

still i do know that for example my wife's pro account only works in windows, while some other banks here also have linux support. though i am not sure how good their support actually is.

woxuxow
March 19th, 2012, 12:49 PM
unfortunately there is not any download manager better than idm or fdm in gnu/linux

i use uGet+aria2 they work together it's just not bad
and there is too many other choice like kget - multiget - jdownloader and ...

Schoza
March 21st, 2012, 02:39 AM
thank you all for the tips
cool forum

ubuntu27
March 23rd, 2012, 08:24 PM
3. what is the best alternative programs for photoshop, acdsee (photo), flash player, download accelerator any other reccommended programs would be appreciated
that will do for the moment i'm sure i will be back
thank you

In my humble opinion, the best Download Manager for Linux is JDownloader (http://www.jdownloader.org/). It is not in Ubuntu's repository, but you can download the sh file and install it.

Oh, they also have Ubuntu PPA. So you can instal from there.

See: How to install Software from PPA (https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA/InstallingSoftware)

How to use Launchpad PPA (http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/how-to-use-launchpad-ppa-add-remove.html)


In summary, you have to open the terminal (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/terminal), and then type the following to add JDownloader's PPA


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader, press ENTER and type your sudo password.

and, now you should update the Respository by


sudo apt-get update

Now, that the repository (list of apps) is up to date, you can install JDownloaders by


sudo apt-get install jdownloader.


WIth that the installation is finished.

JDownloader will check for updates on the first run, so don't be alarmed.



Good Luck!