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[personal profile] innerslytherin
Hi everyone! I've read through the entries about Linux and netbooks, and thanks to everyone who has shared their knowledge.

I have a post at my personal journal about my Acer netbook and having just installed Xubuntu. I'm hoping I can get tips from people in this community as to how I can, well, prettify my system a little.

I'm also interested in your recommendations for word processing apps. Xubuntu came with Abiword, which I have used a handful of times. Are there other programs that are better? (Background: I've been a Windows and Microsoft Word ever since I left DOS and PFS First Choice as a high schooler, and I am, generally speaking, a fan of Microsoft Word, in that it's never given me problems.) I don't want to bog my system down with more program than it can handle, given that I have 1 GB of memory and a 1.66 GHz processor, but I definitely want to know my options.

And while we're at it, what about blog clients? I'm using DW, LJ, and WordPress, so something that can handle all of those would be great, but any of the three would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance! So far I'm loving my Linux experience, and I'm already planning to fix my mom's laptop by installing Ubuntu on it for her. :)
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So, I run a dual boot Ubuntu (Narwahl, last stable upgrade)/Windows 7 netbook.

Earlier this evening I watched an .avi file (saved to hard drive) just fine- sound was normal.  Afterwards I restarted into Windows, just like always, and watched a little Netflix (sound was fine) before my connection crapped out (I think I need to update my network card drivers, unrelated) so I restarted back into Ubuntu.  And I go to watch another .avi file- and no sound.  I go back to the file I watched earlier to see if it's a corrupted file- and that one has no sound now either.  I'm not muted, I haven't used headphones or a mic in weeks.

Help?
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So I have this netbook; her name's Io and she runs Ubuntu. Io has a hard drive of a few hundred meg. She also has a permanently inserted memory card of sixteen gig. Every time I start her up, she complains about hard drive space and her lack thereof. How do I convince her that the memory card is her hard drive? Or at least convince Update Manager to download updates onto the memory card? Because I haven't saved a single thing to disk on Io that isn't an update from Update Manager.

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