Ubuntu Tutorials

Within this section you find a collection of videos that provide you with basic information about Ubuntu, introductions to Ubuntu or one of its applications and instructions how to properly install and configure the system, devices and applications.

How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 to Dual boot alongside Windows 8, 7 or XP

Step by step guide on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin to be able to dual boot with Windows 8, 7 or XP. In this tutorial video I talk about which Ubuntu Download to go for (32bit or 64bit), how to create a bootable CD / USB Memory stick, and then I go through in detail all the aspects of the Ubuntu installer.

How to Play Encrypted Blu-Ray's in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04

This tutorial shows you how to make Ubuntu ready to play encrypted Blu-Ray's and how you can do so using the VLC media player. Within the tutorial, Quidsup provides an easy to use installer script, which can be used for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04 or any Debian based distribution (for other Linux distributions please substitute apt-get for your package manager).

How to Install Windows 7 in VirtualBox within Ubuntu 12.04

This short tutorial shows you how to install Windows 7 inside VirtualBox within Ubuntu 12.04. Running Windows in VirtualBox is ideal if you still have to use it to run a few programs you're unable to run under Linux, its a lot quicker than dual having to mess around rebooting and booting into Windows.

Unboxing and demo of Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition

The Meizu MX4 is now available in Europe, including the OS Ubuntu Touch 15.04. The first impression of hard- and software is a good one, not at least because of the attractive price (299€ incl. tax, without subscription, Germany). This hands-on video introduces the Meizu MX4 and the mobile operating system by Canonical. What do you think of the Meizu MX4? And of Ubtuntu Touch? Leave your opinion in the comments!

How to Play Encrypted Blu-Ray's in Ubuntu Linux

How to play encrypted bluray disks in Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, etc with VLC or XBMC. This tutorial guide is applicable for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04, and also applies to any Debian based distro. For other Linux distros please substitute apt-get for your package manager.
Install Instructions:
wget paste.debian.net/download/5249
bash 5249

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tutorial 15 - Workspace switcher

This short tutorial shows you how to use the workspace switcher in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Review - Ubuntu MATE 14.04

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.


How to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin to 14.04 Trusty Tahr?

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.

How to Install Ubuntu Touch on your Google Nexus 7, 4, or 10 Tablet

This video shows you how to install Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview onto your Google Nexus 7 device. You can also follow this guide to install Ubuntu Touch to Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the original Galaxy Nexus device. This is a very EASY process, as long as you have all the tools. Here is what you need:

  • Ubuntu Linux Computer
  • A nexus Device
  • Nexus Device MUST be unlocked
  • Micro-USB Cable

COMMANDS used in this video, in sequential order: