New To Linux

Hi to all you Linux Begginers:

I am a new Linux User, I have decided to make the switch from Windows to Linux and a aquire the new skills to become a expert in Ubuntu. Is there books or guides to learn the basics? How do I install a dvd player on linux, since I use netflix and watch movie's. I also am looking for a program or help with setting up my email account, I use msn and yahoo all the time. I will finish with these questions. then post more later... Thanks TGaston

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Look here...

Ubuntu Forums - Absolute Beginner Talk - http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=326
Kubuntu Forums - Help the New Guy - http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?board=7.0

Basic Toolkit
1) Download the Linux Starter Pack - http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack
2) Look at the UNOFFICIAL Ubuntu Guide - http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty
3) Look at Psychocats - http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu
4) Download the Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference - http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html

a) "How do I install a dvd player on linux" There will be media players already installed, however, in Ubuntu you will need to install the Medibuntu Repository and from it the package: libdvdcss2
See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

b)"I also am looking for a program or help with setting up my email account" Thunderbird

c)"I use msn and yahoo all the time." -I take it this is different from your email - IM? Pidgin