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Super ubuntu for linux noobs

April 22, 2009 14 comments


Some one from http://hacktolive.org/ has created/remastered the ubuntu 8.10 with additional features ;), he calls it as super ubuntu. It has all type of media playback by default and has most of the apps.

Here is the list of features:

* System and application updates: all updates released for Ubuntu, GIMP 2.6.3, OpenOffice.org 3, Firefox 3.0.4
* Better Multimedia Support: MPlayer and VLC, DVD-playback, MP3 support and other multimedia codecs
* Better Internet experience: aMSN, aMule, Adobe Flash player and Opera
* Support for portable applications/other installation methods: Autopackage, SFS Technology, Smart Package Manager, Wine and Zero Install
* Support for more technologies: Java RE, Microsoft Office 2007 file formats, others…
* Graphical interfaces/managers: compizconfig-settings-manager (Compiz), Gufw (Uncomplicated firewall), ndisgtk (NDISwrapper) and padevchooser (PulseAudio)
* Utilities: Adobe Reader, EnvyNG, Furius ISO Mount, GParted, NDISwrapper, Ubuntu Tweak and StartUp-Manager
* Extra repositories

Download Super ubuntu:

http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_Ubuntu (http)

http://www.mininova.org/tor/2101216 (torrent)

This version of ubuntu has been created with reconstructor (http://reconstructor.aperantis.com/)

PS:I intentionally omitted GNU as this version ubuntu doesn’t confirm to GNU’s philosophy .

Categories: Linux, notgnu, ubuntu

Download All media player plugins of ubuntu 8.10 offline

April 22, 2009 3 comments

Ubuntu 9.04 is going to be out soon (just 1 day i guess),This is post is for 8.10 users, If you install ubuntu 8.10 in your machine, you will have download each and every media plugins from the internet.

I found an offline installer for ubuntu 8.10 that could install you with all necessary plugins to enable multimedia playback.

Here is the link:
http://www.zshare.net/download/58154243c664b105/ (http)
http://www.mininova.org/tor/2450336 (torrent)

Read more about ubuntu offline installer here: http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Ubuntu-restricted-extras_offline_installer

Ok you have a good internet connection, you don’t want this offline installer or it doesn’t work ,you could still install all these plugins using a single command.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enable all software sources in software sources list before using above command (see below picture)

Download VLC media player offline: http://hacktolive.org/wiki/VLC_offline_installer_(Ubuntu)

WARNING:The above said steps will install proprietary blobs inside your computer, if you really care about the free software philosophy and freedom, refrain from using them.

Categories: Linux, notgnu, ubuntu
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