Yes, Microsoft released a patch which detected my Windows7 crack. No, I'm not going to try and find a new crack. No I'm not going to buy Windows7 after having to work for over 10 years with crappy Windows workstations. It's going to be Ubuntu!
It has a learning curve for me cause I'm familiar with Fedora and RedHat. Wanted to get out of the confortzone. So here are my experiences (Work In Progress):
Ubuntu 10.10 beta
[18-09-2010] I have serious Wireless LAN problems. I'm now going to use 10.4.1 to see if this is this an issue…
Automatically start WIFI
Remove the password for the default keyring.
- Go to: Applications > Accessoires > Passwords and Encryption Keys
- Right click on Passwords Default
- Enter current password and leave next two fields empty
Setup the proxy server
Open up your Synaptic package manager (usually as root), go to Settings-> Preference -> Network. Enter your proxy server details like : username:firstname.lastname@example.org, and put the proxy server port (usually 8080).
Edit your /etc/bash.bashrc file as root.
Put these line at the end of your /etc/bash.bashrc file :
You can omit the username:password, if your proxy server has no password.
Amarok (MP3 player)
Install Amarok via Applications > Ubuntu Software Center (search for Amarok)
To be able to create collections also install MySQL server and client.
MP3 and more formats support for Amarok:
sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras
MP3 decoders for Ubuntu's default Rhythmbox Music Player
apt-get install gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
I installed VLC Media Player via the Ubuntu Software Centrer, VLC is handier when you use subtitles.
apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Instead of Windows Movie Maker Live I use kdenlive. Installationprocedure for Ubuntu can be found here. And Oh My God, it's much better then Windows Movie Maker Live 🙂 You got more tracks to play with and so much more options and it's still easy to use.
sudo apt-get install libsexy-devsudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install ExtUtils::Depends' sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install ExtUtils::PkgConfig'
sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Gtk2::Sexy' sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Crypt::Simple'sudo apt-get install libgtk2-trayicon-perl libxml-simple-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl sudo apt-get install mpg123 Command to run when new mail arrives: mpg123 /home/roderick/Music/Windows_Notify.wav
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sect2k/zimdicator
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install zimdicator
Configure by invoking the command: zimdicator-config.py
Shutdown in one click
(Really a nice feauture in W7) Right click on a control panel and select "add..". In the Command edit box, enter one of the following five commands, depending on which launcher you are currently creating.
- telinit 0 (shutdown)
- telinit 6 (reboot)
- /etc/acpi/hibernate.sh (hibernate)
- /etc/acpi/sleepbtn.sh (sleep)
- gnome-session-save –force-logout (log off)
Add icon /usr/share/icons/Humanity/actions/32/application-exit.svg
Add icon /usr/share/icons/Humanity/actions/32/gnome-log-out.svg
Add to sudo config (visudo):
roderick ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /sbin/telinit, /sbin/reboot, /sbin/shutdown
Installed VirtualBox and the VirtualBox GUI via the Ubuntu Sotware Center. I now run Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine. Yes I know… but I need it for my work to setup a remote session. The damn company don't care about Linux.
As a heavy VMware user I can say that VirtualBox is working great uptill now. Wohoo!
Connect to Windows/Samba Shares
$ sudo apt-get install smbf winbind $ sudo mkdir /mnt/music_please $ sudo vi /etc/nsswitch.conf hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns mdns4 $ sudo /sbin/mount.cifs //freenas02/music_please /mnt/music_please If you don't want that just root has read/write access then do this: $ sudo id roderick uid=1000(roderick) gid=1000(roderick) groups=1000(roderick...... $ sudo vi /etc/fstab //freenas02/music_please /mnt/music_please cifs defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000,credentials=/home/roderick/.smbcredentials 0 0 ~$ cat /home/roderick/.smbcredentials username=roderick password=pass