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Installing The Adobe Flash Plugin 10 On Ubuntu 8.04 (i386)

Installing The Adobe Flash Plugin 10 On Ubuntu 8.04 (i386)

This tutorial shows how you can install the Adobe Flash plugin 10 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. Although this sounds quite trivial, there are a few problems along the way, especially if Flash 9 is already installed.

Keeping An Eye On Your Internet Speed With Netspeed (GNOME/Ubuntu 8.04)

Keeping An Eye On Your Internet Speed With Netspeed (GNOME/Ubuntu 8.04)

Netspeed is a GNOME applet that shows the current down- and upload bandwidth of a network device. You can use it to keep an eye on your Internet speed, for example. This guide shows how to install it on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386)

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386)

The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on a Fedora 9 desktop (i386).

How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04

How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04

This guide shows how you can install the new OpenOffice 3.0.0 office suite on your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. Your current OpenOffice installation will not be removed unless you uninstall it with Synaptic or on the command line, so you can run both versions in parallel if you like.

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium

Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium

Chromium is an open-source browser project that is the basis for Google's Chrome browser. Right now, Chromium doesn't support Linux natively, but Codeweavers has created a Linux port called CrossOver Chromium that can be installed free of charge. This guide shows how to install CrossOver Chromium on Ubuntu 8.04.

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04

The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.1 For Linux Beta On Ubuntu 8.04

Installing Adobe AIR 1.1 For Linux Beta On Ubuntu 8.04

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.1 for Linux beta on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.0 Gadgets

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.0 Gadgets

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 3.0 Gadgets desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 8.04, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; gOS 3.0 Gadgets uses the GNOME desktop.

How To Install VMware Server 2 On An Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

How To Install VMware Server 2 On An Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

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