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Linux.com: Ten Tips for New Ubuntu Users

Jun 22, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually 'just works.' But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu.

"1. Getting multimedia to work

"The default Ubuntu install contains free software only, which means that it doesn't support some popular multimedia formats straight out of the box. This is inconvenient, but the Ubuntu folks have good reasons for not shipping with support for MP3, DVDs, and so forth--including that software could cause them some legal headaches, or incur some serious fees..."

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