Category Archives: Linux

Getting MP3s, M4As/AAC, and DVDs to Play in Ubuntu

I’m like receiving podcasts/netcasts from the web, but in Ubuntu they do not play with the standard installation. This isn’t by accident nor is it an oversight, but is due to licensing and legalities. There are tons of Ubuntu Linux … Continue reading

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Getting the Screen Resolution to 1440×900 in Ubuntu

One of the annoying things right out of the box is that the default screen resolution (1440×900) is not automatically detected. Instead, Ubuntu and Xwindows shows 1024×768 — which on this screen looks horrible on a widescreen LCD. Fortunately, this … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 6.10 with Parallels Workstation

Over the past few months, I’ve been moving more and more towards using an open source operating system full time. I no longer have a useable desktop and it’s too expensive right now for me to build a new system … Continue reading

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