All of a sudden, the “Menu Bar” (equivalent to what we call Taskbar in Windows) on my Ubuntu has stopped showing me date & time for some unknown reasons. My first instinct were to check the System Settings -> Time and Date
As soon as you begin installing Ubuntu or being downloading packages, the number one question is, Why is this download taking so long?
The answer is simple, probably your mirror is not correctly set and its taking longer to download files. How to fix? simply follow these instructions
dig is a very useful utility to help webmaster and server admins alike. To install dig, just run the following in Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install dnsutils
I still remember the first time I test-drove Mandriva Linux (formerly known as Mandrake), I could run every other audio and video format out-of-the-box without downloading anything (it was a dialup modem era so downloading was a pain-in-the-rear).
Many years after, I finally installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new laptop but it does not recognize some of my mp3 files and im like “Are you kidding me?”
Im glad I found a solution, there is a package called ubuntu-restricted-extras (read the Wikipedia entry and Ubuntu documentation) that you can install and it support all major media formats, Codecs and even Flash Player. To install, you need to run
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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I have been a hardcore Linux user from a Server-OS point of view since many years. Have used CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora extensively. I have always recommended and used Linux without hesitation since I knew this is one thing that I cannot be wrong about.
One place where I was reluctant to use Linux
iswas my Desktop. My PC, Laptop and Work-Laptop running Windows 7. Although I love the simple interface of Windows, now its time that I try to experiment with a Linux Desktop OS. I am sure that within a few weeks, if not days, I would get in love with my decision which I have been postponing since many years now.