[ale] Switching desktop

Jim Philips jcphil at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 11 18:31:10 EST 2004

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On Wednesday 11 February 2004 03:18 pm, attriel wrote:
> OK, I finally have the chance to switch my office machine to linux (eesh,
> took long enough)
> Now, the only two bits I'm not sure on are:
> (1) What do I use in linux to do photoshop stuff/read photoshop files?

Gimp is the app for that. Nothing else has come close...yet. If you're 
processing image files for pre-press, it's lacking a lot of functionality. 
But most people don't need that.

> (2) Can I convert those WMA songs I've pulled off my CDs to something like
> OGG, and if so how?  And the followup of:  What apps are there for playing
> music?

Xmms used to be the last word on playing music files, but there are two KDE 
apps that made me dump it. Both Juk and Amarok are really great not only for 
playing music files, but managing id3 tags as well. I would give the edge to 
Amarok, but it's still a fairly new app. Needs more development.

> /me hasn't had a sound card/speakers/etc on a linux box since 1997 when he
> used it to play AU's as an alarm clock ...
> --attriel
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