Oct 30, 2009

Top things to do after installing Ubuntu 9.10

Most of my day today was spent installing Ubuntu on older computers. Microsoft's software had crashed and they needed their computer for checking their email, banking etc. After updating the restricted hardware drivers I fix the most common issue people have with Ubuntu-- "Not being able to play protected formates." To fix this the terminal command is.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Enter your password and you are ready to use your computer. I like to copy more then one item so I also install parcellite.


  1. I am about to update from 9.04 to 9.10, but am concerned about loss of ACL and Eicel in the new version. Do you know what has changed in the field of Access Control Lists?