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Installing virtualbox on Ubuntu

Virtual Box will allow you to run other operating systems inside of you Ubuntu installation.

You can run xp, other windows distro’s, solaris, freebsd, …

Installation is pretty easy, but there are some steps that might confuse new users.

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Install flash player 10 RC on Ubuntu


The first release candidate for flash player 10 is out.

Unlike the previous beta and flash player 9, this one actually performs pretty good.

Fullscreen playback isn’t choppy anymore for me.

Is Adobe finally listening to some of it’s userbase?

updated 15/09/08

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Setting up mpd locally

Music Player Daemon (MPD) allows remote access for playing music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, Mod, and wave files) and managing playlists. MPD is designed for integrating a computer into a stereo system that provides control for music playback over a local network. It also makes a great desktop music player, especially if you are a console junkie, like frontend options, or restart X often.

This “how-to” will only handle on installing mpd for desktop use.

The “how-to” for playing over the network is coming later.

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Install “ubuntu netbook remix” menu in hardy heron

Ubuntu recently brought out a special distro aimed at the new netbook market.

The distro isn’t downloadable, but is available for OEM’s.

Fortunately you can use the netbook remix repo to install some of the things the “ubuntu netbook remix” offers.

The eye-catching menu for one.

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Feeling paranoid?

We all know there aren’t any linux viruses out in the wild (unlike most other OS’s like xp, vista or osx) and script kiddies don’t have much success doe to sudo in ubuntu.

So most people will be save. However …

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Looking for a simple audio player?

You don’t care about support, ipod support, …?  You just want a player that plays songs?

sudo apt-get install decibel-audio-player

Some firefox 3 tips

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