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Unpacking Ubuntu, or grandmom’s guide to Linux take two

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Well, day ten of using only linux and aside from the fact that it’s monsoon season and the internet and electricity goes on and off, the linux seems to be working fine. My program is ubuntu feisty fawn (cutsy name, nicht wahr?) so this is my diary on figuring out how to use it.

When I moved to the Philippines, I burned all my cd’s to mp3 discs to save space. When I bought the laptop, I loaded my favorites onto my hard drive for convenience.

But when my hard drive crashed, it ate my files along with windows.

So when I changed to Linux, I just popped in my mp3 collections, and made a “music” folder on my computer. Cut and paste, and voila, my music was on the computer for me.

But how do I play them?

More Here.




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