Automatix Alternatives

After installing Ubuntu, you may want some easy way to get codecs, Flash, and Java, along with other essentials. However, many people will tell you to use some program called "Automatix." To start off, let's get the definition from our friendly IRC bot at freenode:

Automatix2 is a script that tries to install some software, and often fails and breaks systems. We don't provide support for it, and ...

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Installing MythTV on Ubuntu Edgy

MythTV is an open source personal video recorder solution which allows you to record programmes from your TV and has an array of advanced features. Put simply, MythTV is the ultimate Linux media centre box.

Getting it set up however isn't always easy. You could use a custom MythTV Linux distribution like KnoppMyth, but if you've already got your Linux box set up, you may wish to just ...

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Learning the vi editor

The vi editor is one of the Unix text editing tools which goes back a long way. It's a very powerful editor, but that also means it can take quite a bit of time to learn and get used to.

There is actually a wikibook on the subject available at the Wikibooks site. It goes through how to use vi (usually one of its modern enhanced incarnations, like vim ...

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