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

Greetings!

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. https://ubuntuforums.org/ 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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