I just installed PCLINUXOS and I’m very satisfied with its performance so far. I can do everything i can do in Windows, but from a more stable environment and the eyecandy of Beryl and KDE.
The only thing I’m not sure I can do right now is rip commercial DVDs like I do in Windows. I use Slysoft AnyDVD to remove protections, DVD Shrink to compress the video files to DVD-R size, and use Nero to burn the DVD.
I’m assuming K3b does the Nero part, but are there comparably good and effective open-source software for Linux to do the AnyDVD and DVD Shrink duties?
occasionally, I use DVD Decrypter to rip and Burn DVDs that AnyDVD can’t seem to break (like Rocky Balboa).