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Post by Monaxi » April 6th, 2019, 12:29 pm


I'm ready to switch from Windows to Ubuntu and would like to hear any suggestions from those of you who've done the same.

What should I expect? How should I prepare? Will I be able to use "Checker"? Thank you for your help!
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Post by moniaqua » April 6th, 2019, 12:37 pm

I am working on Ubuntustudio. It is a non-official flavor of Ubuntu which comes with a lot of audio-, video- and graphics software. Of course you can add the programs you need to Ubuntu or one of the official flavors, too.

I use Ardour, it works fine. Ubuntustudio also comes with Audacity. Usually works fine, too. Sound can, due to pulseaudio, sometimes be tricky, but in general it works. usually has answers to questions you might have :)
Java might have hassles to install, but if you have it, checker will work - I do have it and use it.

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Post by Monaxi » April 6th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Thank you, Monika! I'd forgotten that Checker uses Java. I can't keep that updated even on Windows.

I appreciate your other comments as well and will keep them in mind while I'm exploring my options.
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Post by Darvinia » April 7th, 2019, 11:16 am

I've been using Ubuntu longer than I've been using Librivox so I can't help with your switch over but I've bookmarked this thread to check back in case you have any questions down the road. I have Checker installed and haven't encountered any problems with it. I use Audacity for recording and editing.

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Post by loon » April 7th, 2019, 4:29 pm

I use Linux Mint, which is downstream of Ubuntu. Checker and Audacity work perfectly for me. You should have no problems.
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Post by Monaxi » April 7th, 2019, 5:09 pm

Thank you, Bev and Rich!
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Post by KevinS » April 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm

Egad, I'm so embarrassed. I thought this might be a philosophy thread.

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 8th, 2019, 3:40 am

Just my congratulations for switching to Ubuntu :D :clap:

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