Ubuntu is a great operating system if you think about it. You can download it for free and it comes bundled with a whole lot of applications out of the box. Adding software is easy and the operating system is extremely versatile when it comes down to using it. You can run it on older hardware, use it a server or a workstation .. and stuff like that.
The one downside that there is to installing Ubuntu Linux from the CD is that it does not come with a LOT of software. Sure its very easy to point and click and get all of the stuff you need via the software center. However : Installing non-free software like MP3 and DVD playback ability, Some applications like for example Google Chrome and Skype is not always possible using this method. So we’ve pointed you to the right places to go in this manual.
But then you are still stuck with a “classic Ubuntu Interface” that does not really look all that sexy. Well , let’s take care of that too then. We are going to take a “plain vanilla” installation of Ubuntu 9.10 and add all the extra software you require PLUS show you some tips and tweaks how to make it look … Sexy. So if you want to take your installation of Ubuntu to the next level .. Follow along !
- A Vanilla install.
- Adding Repositories.
- Enabling DVD and MP3 playback, flash etc.
- Adding extra software
- Installing Picasa, Google Chrome,Skype etc.
- Configuring Cairo Dock.
- Making it look Sexy.
Last weekend I featured as a Co-Host on the Aussie Geek Podcast episode 31.
Check out the shownoted or download the episode straight from the Aussie Geek Podcast Website. Another Great episode with my awesome Co-Hosts Dave, Keith, Cait and of course .. the dog.
This week we show you how to chat on IRC using Windows, Linux and web based clients. We give you the basic rundown on how to connect an behave on IRC channels and use this powerful tool to your advantage.
- Chatting on IRC using MIRC
- Chatting on IRC using IRSSI
- Chatting on IRC Using Xchat
- Chatting via Mibbit
- Chatting via Webchat.freenode.net
- ! IRSSI AND XChat are also available for WINDOWS !
- A funny little video on how the nUmb3rs guys think IRC works .