Monday, March 06, 2006

Ubuntu.

For the two people who said they use Ubuntu Linux.

Have you installed Automatix?

Automatix installs:

Capabilities:
1) Installs multimedia codecs
2) Installs all Firefox plugins (java, flash, etc) (except Adobe reader and mplayer)
3) Installs RAR, ACE and UNRAR archive support
4) Installs skype
5) Installs Acrobat reader 7 and firefox plugin for the same.
6) Installs Gnomebaker (CD/DVD burning s/w for GNOME)
7) Installs gftp (FTP client for GNOME with ssh capability)
8) Installs Amule (File sharing program)
9) Installs Frostwire (GPL clone of Limewire)
10) Installs multimedia editors (Audacity (audio), Kino (video), EasyTag (ID3))
11) Installs DVD (dvdrip) ripper
12) Installs Mplayer and mplayerplug-in version 3.05 for Firefox
13) Installs totem-xine, Realplayer, VLC and Beep Media Player (with docklet)
14) Installs Opera Browser
15) Installs Debian Menu (shows all installed applications)
16) Installs Bittornado and Azureus (Bittorrent clients)
17) Installs Avidemux (Video editing tool) (New version 2.1.0)
18) Enables Numlock on (turns numlock on Gnome startup)
19) Installs Programming Tools (Anjuta (C/C++ IDE), Bluefish (HTML editor) and Screem (Web Development Env.))
20) Install GnomePPP (Graphical Dial up connection tool)
21) Installs MS true type fonts
22) Configures ctrl-alt-del to start gnome-system-monitor (aka windows)
23) Installs Streamripper and Streamtuner
24) Installs NON-FREE audio and dvd codecs
25) Installs ndisgtk (WiFi configurator Graphical user interface)
26) Upgrades Open Office to 2.0 (final version), installs openoffice clipart and installs OO2 thumbnailer. (no support for AMD64 and ppc packages)
27) Adds 3 nautilus scripts (open any file with gedit as root; open a nautilus window as root in any folder; open gnome search tool in any folder (Right click in a nautilus window and look under "scripts")
28) Installs SUN'S JAVA JRE version 1.5
29) Installs SUN'S JAVA JDK version 1.5
30) Installs wine (u need to run winecfg manually after installation)
31) Enables ejection of CD when CDROM drive button is pressed.
32) Installs AMSN 0.95 (MSN client with webcam support)
33) Installs firestarter (GNOME firewall frontend) and adds firestarter to GNOME startup
34) installs gdesklets (GNOME eyecandy) and adds gdesklets to GNOME startup
35) Gamepads (Makes USB gamepads work)
36) Turns DMA ON on Intel and AMD machines
37) NVIDIA cards (Detects Nvidia cards and installs drivers)
38) Adds midi capability to your Ubuntu box
39) Installs Firefox 1.5.0.1 and its plugins
40) Installs Mozilla-Thunderbird 1.5
41) Fixes Gnome sound related issues (ALSA and ESD config)

Note: If you have an ATI card installed remember to click off the Nvidia driver install. It may auto detect your card and attempt install anyway. And Linux doesn't like ATI and Vice Versa. Nvidia is the way to go. They actually support Ubuntu with 3D drivers. ATi does not.

Automatix also installs Skype. If you want to use Skype order this from Newegg.

They are confortable and cheap. I ordered two. Now if I could just figure out my skype number I'll be in business.

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