Helping a friend out that owns a car insurance agency in Atlanta. Helping him test ubuntu out on an old machine so he can see what it is like. Anyway here are 5 tips i will share with you since i just helped him with these. 1- Enable ctrl-alt-backspace to kill xserver sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool to launch type: gnome-tweak-tool 2- Install pipelight so silverlight works sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi 3- Enable silverlight plugin sudo pipelight-plugin –enable silverlight 4- Enable widevine plugin sudo pipelight-plugin –enable widevine 5- To get flash woking in chromium (chrome pepperflash) sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree –install 6- Install restricted extras sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras 7- Install unrestricted version of libavcodec for encoding and decoding sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra 8- Install Java runtime env and web plugin sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin openjdk-7-jre 9- Java developement kit sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk Will they use ubunto for their Atlanta car insurance agency? Only time will tell. Either way this gave me a chance to share these points i found on youtube with you
ok so you have installed ubutu on your desktop and laptop via usb flashdrive like we talked about yesterday.
Now in this video we will learn how to navigate in ubuntu.
- learn about the launcher.
- Click on USER: See your folders for documents, pictures, videos etc. It is similiar to windows! This is the way for you to reach your files.
- You can download applications like google chrome!
- Learn how to search, download, install and remove applications in the dash.
- Learn how to move icons around on your launcher bar.
- Learn how to search for files.
- Learn how to find music
This video gives a step by step tutorial on how to install ubuntu onto any computer just simply using a usb flash drive.
- go to ubuntu website and download the IOS image. Don’t worry i know it sounds scary just watch the video and see for yourself that it isn’t hard at all.
- Burn the IOS drive to your USB flash drive.
- take the flash drive and plug it into your computer
- download it into your computer or laptop
- Install it on your computer
Ask any questions that you may have. Or please tell us about your experience downloading and installing ubuntu on your business computer.
If you are thinking about an os for your office computers than why not seriously think about linux ubuntu?
Ubunto? Never heard of it!
Don’t worry we will show you how to get it for free.
Notice what wikipedia says about this free open source operating system.
Ubuntu (// oo-BOON-too) is a Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment (GNOME was the previous desktop environment). It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (literally, “human-ness”), which often is translated as “humanity towards others” or “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.
According to some metrics, Ubuntu is the most popular desktop Linux distribution to date.
Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of technical support and other services related to Ubuntu. The Ubuntu project is publicly committed to the principles of open source development; people are encouraged to use free software, study how it works, improve upon it, and distribute it.”
What does this mean for you and I?
Simply this that you don’t have to p[ay for expensive microsoft bloated operating systems that crash over and over again.
Ubuntu is light, easy to use and VERY stable!
But what about all of my favorite windows programs and applications?
That is the best part!
Microsoft Office and other Microsoft Windows applications can be operated via the Wine compatibility package or by using a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or VMware Workstation.
This mans you get the best of both worlds!
This sounds so complicated!
No trust me.
Ubuntu is easy to use with a small learning curve. (Don’t forget you have to relearn microsoft every time a new edition of the OS comes out!)
This is another advantage…
While those microsoft os upgrades will cost you hundreds of dollars for each computer you have , (Just times that by the number of machines you have. YIKES!) Ubuntu on the other hand has FREE updates.