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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Dell choose Ubuntu for their Linux desktops

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The BBC are reporting that Dell have chosen to use Ubuntu on some of their desktop systems.

"Dell are going to work with us to make sure Ubuntu works fully on its hardware," said Chris Kenyon, Ubuntu's director of business development.

"For us it is a strong endorsement of Ubuntu and the unique support model we provide," he told the BBC.

Open-source software is developed by thousands of developers ...

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Feisty Fawn and media formats

In case you haven't heard, the new version of Ubuntu, 7.04 Feisty Fawn is out. One of the new features Jacob told us about in his introduction was a new codec download feature. He explains it well, so I'll reiterate that here:

Another addition, and the best in my opinion, is the option to automatically install the required codecs for a video file when you try to ...

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