Essential Housekeeping in Ubuntu

Posted by VISITOR on Dec 7, 2005 3:29 PM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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Making your Ubuntu distribution support various closed source formats is a necessity to gain a fuller experience. Here is an article which explains how this person accomplished this.

I started using Ubuntu Breezy ver 5.10 a month back on my machine. Prior to that I was exclusively into Fedora. What drew me to Ubuntu was the huge number of packages in its repositories including softwares which I find useful on a day-to-day basis like Tomboy which I had to compile from source in Fedora. But the Ubuntu CD comes with the base packages which support only open file formats. So if you want support for propritery file formats like mp3 and quicktime support as well as install softwares not included on the CD, then you have to do some work.

I call it essential housekeeping...

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