Pimp your Ubuntu Salamander: 12.7 essential tips

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    After being pleased with Ubuntu Salamander, I have written an article presenting essential tips and tricks to enhancing the default Ubuntu desktop experience, including installation of proprietary graphics drivers, Skype, Steam, GIMP, VLC, Unity Tweak, new icons and themes, Cinnamon desktop environment replacement, privacy options, many other resources, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-essential-pimping-guide.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    Well done again, Mrk, thanks!

    Btw, how about the installation of restricted extras?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Yup, good one.
    Mrk
     
  4. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    But a lot of restricted extras is reduntant - especially as the guide metions using VLC, so the gstreamer libs are not needed.
    The libdvdread, ms fonts and flash are probably the main bits.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Well for those who don't want to hassle too much ... it can work.
    Normally, I personally only go for minimal subsets.
    Mrk
     
  6. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    Another nice article, Mrk.

    As usual. :).

    Later...

    Bob
     
  7. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    Mrk, nice small useful list no junk stuff :))


    i always recommend your blogs to newbies ;)


    just once advice why there is no site ticker i mean number of times people visit your site :p


    also please test pear linux 8 looks pretty eye candy

    thanks :)
     
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