Ubuntu diary

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Last night I tried to watch a DVD in Ubuntu, the sucker wouldn't play it. XP did....

    Really, I am not asking for much, but plain webbrowsing, handling pictures and playing DVDs are the minimum I expect from an OS. Still not ready for primetime..
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    You need to install a particular codec package in Ubuntu to watch DVDs. I forget the name of it, though. A google search will probably tell you what you need to do.
     
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  5. domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader Valued Senior Member

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    I keep looking at the title for this thread, and thinking that "Ubuntu Diary" is some sort of new program you can download using synaptics package manager LOL.

    My laptop (the Inspiron 5160) is mostly dead, and that's what I was using for my Linux machine. I think it still has Hardy Heron on it. I really miss all those cool effects and everything with Compiz Fusion........
    I don't miss GTK pod scrambling my iPods directory structure, locating various Codecs (like MP3, Mpeg, etc), the dodgy flash compatibility, and doing weird things to keep the broadcom wifi driver from imploding.

    I'm thinking about doing another dual boot system whenever I buy my netbook. I wonder if the "graphics media accelerator" cards are powerful enough to run compiz?
     
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  7. domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader Valued Senior Member

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    You can actually search for it using synaptics. They are probably still called "gstreamer" something or another (good, bad, ugly?).
     
  8. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Fuck that, I want it to work OUT OF THE BOX. And there was a DVD player feature, it just wouldn't read.

    By the way, I was just curious if it works, I don't really want to use it as a DVD player. I wasn't surprized at all...
     
  9. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Those cool effects take you to the same internet than any other OS.

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    The only reason to use it is for visiting questionable websites and faster internet handling. Otherwise there is no point in bothering with it...

    Also as a back up system when you have it dual booting just in case something goes wrong with XP (virus). Interestingly, I haven't had problems with the wireless part.
     
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