Anthony Campbell wrote:
To Nate, Anthony, John, Andrei, & others:On 11 Dec 2006, andy wrote:Andrew Sackville-West wrote: On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 09:48:18PM +0000, andy wrote: Am wondering how I go about getting mplayer and adobe acrobat? Any steers? mplayer is in unstable, but I don't know about etch. You can also get it, along with various codecs of questionable legality from www.debian-multimedia.org. I believe he's also got acroread.Have a look at vlc. I find it does more than mplayer - in particular, it allows you to move back and forth easily or speed up the playing. I find that xpdf does almost everything that acrobat does and is probably easier to use. Keyjnote is prettier but slower. A final thought; look at wajig for managing packages; it integrates dpkg and apt-get and works better than aptitude for me. Anthony
Thanks for your welcomes and recommendations. I look forward to getting to know the new system. As I said I am very impressed, although a bit confused too as I learn my way around. I haven't used Gnome since RH 7.2 preferring XFce throughout my Slackware days, so I am becoming familiar with both Gnome and Debian.
In the weeks to come no doubt I will have found a number of questions to pursue, but so far the docs seem pretty comprehensive which will be a big help.
Once again - thanks all.