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  1. If it's not there, then it's most likely not installed at all. Downloading and installing the latest versions of Java and Adobe Flash Player will most likely fix that issue. However, from my personal experience, older machines (4-5+ years old) have trouble displaying flash content, so you should take that into account as well.
  2. You seem to hate RPM-based distributions then To be honest, I always wanted to give Mint a try. However, each time I'm postponing that date for some reason. Maybe I'm not yet ready to experience a deb-based distro.
  3. It definitely is. K3b in Linux is like Nero in Windows. There's also Brasero, which comes with Gnome by default and is an excellent alternative to k3b. http://projects.gnome.org/brasero//index.html
  4. I got Fedora, openSUSE and Mandriva. It actually depends on your personal preferences. It's a good tool though; especially for new users.
  5. Still you get a dual-boot system though. Thanks for pointing this detail out Bruce, I'm changing the info accordingly.; I'm not able to change the title though.
  6. There are a lot ways to install and use linux distributions along with Windows . The easiest way is the one below, and can be implemented with any version of Ubuntu: http://www.liberiang...ut-changing-it/ It's called wubi installer, and will prepare your Ubuntu desktop in just a few minutes.
  7. I came across a really nice guide on the web. It shows how to use Samba in order to share files along windows and linux desktops. http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/04/share-files-folders-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal/ The version of Ubutu used (11.04) is a bit outdated, but you can still follow the same steps on Ubuntu 11.10
  8. Yup, I'm using it already. Running KDE of course. http://software.opensuse.org/121/en
  9. Linux comes in many distributions, which one best suits you? Take the test to find out. This is great not only for beginners who can't find the best distribution for them, but also for more experienced users who wish to install and use an alternative distro. http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/ There are also some other sites which offer similar tests, but this one is simply great.
  10. There's a Windows version of course, if that's what you meant. You can get it at http://live.gnome.org/Evince/Downloads
  11. Foxit reader is very nice but personally I never got used to it. There's also Evince PDF, a free and open source pdf reader. You can get it from http://projects.gnome.org/evince/
  12. Also make sure you install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player and ensure that your current browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE ?) has been recently updated.
  13. This is a bit old, but I would like to add Distrowatch. It has a HUGE list of Linux Distributions, as well as other free operating systems (like BSD, Solaris and more). You might also find some e-books and e-magazines. http://distrowatch.com/
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    Trust Google?

    I'm using many Google Products/Services every day (Gmail, YouTube, GoogleDocs etc.) and yeah, I trust Google. At least, I trust Google a lot more than I do with Microsoft and Sony.
  15. Personally I'm using webcams frequently, but for some reason I am always disconnecting the USB cable once I am done with them. Who knew!
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