A Norwegian programmer called Jon Johansen, also knows as DVD Jon, has developed a tool for removing some encoding surrounding the Windows Media Player, in order to give open-source media players a chance to access the streams.
Therefore it will soon be possible to play Windows Media (WMV9) files with the VideoLAN Client (VLC). Here's a
instruction for compiling VLC with VC-1 (WMV9) support (especially for Ubuntu Breezy) by Jon Johansen. For further information check the ZDnet news site.
You have your Ubuntu up and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" or "shell" thing, but you have no idea how to use this command line.
LinuxCommand.org is a Linux education and advocacy site devoted to helping users of legacy operating systems migrate to linux. Visit their site to learn some linux commands and how to handle the shell.
I've found some nice Ubuntu wallpapers in 1600x1200
I've done it. Yesterday I fully switched to Ubuntu (the new public beta version 5.10 Colony 3)! I tried it several times with the bootable Live-CD and was so excited, that i decided to install it on my harddisk. First of all I made some new partitions, one for tmp (1GB), one for home (140GB) and one for the rest (20GB). By seperating /home on a extra partition I have some possibilities like encrypting my personal data without touching the operating system, and when upgrading or re-installing Ubuntu my personal data in home stays untouched as well. In the future I want to inform you in my blog about experiences made with Ubuntu, maybe problems, maybe even new exciting possibilities that I hadn't with Windows XP before. As a RSS feed is offered on this site, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking on the orange RSS logo (in most browsers on the right bottom corner). Then every new entry will be published in your internal RSS reader or bookmarks manager. But there are also external programs like RSS Bandit for Windows or Syndigator and Liferea for Gnome. KDE brings its own RSS reader aKregator.
The Ubuntu developer just released the third beta named Colony 3 of the upcoming Ubuntu version 2005.10 Breezy Badger. It can be downloaded as live or installer-CD from their website. New are some new eyecandies (e.g. a graphical boot screen) and improved Bluetooth- and notebook-support. Breezy Badger will be released on the 13th of October. You can look at some screenshots at http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=414&slide=2
I found an interesting review about Ubuntu of the Linux-magazine. It was published a view month ago but is still valid. So if you want to find out more about the advantages of Ubuntu Linux, check this PDF out:
as I first installed Ubuntu I found it very interesting. It was the first Linux system which worked flawlessly. Not only it supported all my notebook hardware, but it also had a easy-to-use graphical interface based on Gnome. The version with KDE is called Kubuntu and is similiar to use. The next best thing is, Ubuntu is based on Debian. That means it supports apt-get and Debian packages, which is very useful. Details about that can be found on this site. I created this site because I want to help other people with Ubuntu Linux and maybe get new knowledge in return. Hope you support this site and see you soon.