1. Enable ctrl-alt-backspace to kill xserver
2. Install pipelight so silverlight works
3. To get flash woking in chromium (chrome pepperflash)
4. Install restricted extras
5. Install Java runtime env and web plugin
Can a total computer noob use Linux? Ubuntu is a popular distro for beginners however what happens when you throw a computer illiterate non-linux user into it. Check out this video to see the results!
Diana started off barely knowing how to use a computer but now after trying over 70 different operating systems she has become quite competent within a huge variety of desktop environments. Ben on the other hand is even worse than Diana was when she first started. Each task even on his native Mac computer is a struggle for him.
The MATE edition of Ubuntu 14.04 uses the old desktop environment instead of the Unity interface. Thus this derivatives of Ubuntu is interesting for people who don't like the Unity interface. Beside LUbuntu or XUbuntu this is an other beginner alternative for people migrating from Windows XP or other Windows releases (because the desktop environment is more similar) and for people with limited system resources. In this video the MATE edition of Ubuntu 14.04 is reviewed.
This tutorial shows you all the steps necessary to upgrade from 12.04 Precise Pangolin to 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Important note: As a prerequisite you have to configure the Software & Updates manager properly. Launch the Software & Updates manager and choose the Updates tab. From the option "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" select "For long-term support versions". If you select "For any new version", you will be upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, if you select "never" you will not see the upgrade at all.
On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop to support Windows XP, its maybe most popular and stable version ever. This means that from that moment there will be no security updates and no support for Windows XP. This means that your system will be more and more outdated and insecure.
Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike. Ubuntu MATE 14.04 has been released by Ubuntu MATE team. This release fixes a few issues that were present in the 14.10 release and adds some additional features.
The unity desktop has undergone a lot of refinements over the past few years. Now unity is highly customizable and probably one of most effective user interfaces. With the new release Ubuntu no longer looks like a toy for developers but feels mature and ready for the consumer market. With a highly optimized usability and performance improvements, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS feels very well engineered. The integration of various online services are a pleasant addition. Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS have what it takes to be a genuine replacement of Windows XP? Yes, definitely!
This short video introduces you to the new features of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and explains you what you can expect from the new release. If you are a new Ubuntu user, this video gives you some reasons, why you might want to install Ubuntu 14.04 and if you are en existing Ubuntu user, why you might want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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