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a few days into the ubuntu 13.04 install

im a few days into the ubuntu 13.04 install, ive installed on various hardware and use both 32bit and 64bit. Im using the 64bit version on my macbook pro and im using the 32bit edition on my old shuttle thats going on ten years and sits and purrrrs on a linux install still. The macbook pro is the main machine and ive got the latest nvidia driver installed and working great. Ive installed a few games on winetricks and also purchased and installed games through steam. Im using shutter for screen shots, im using diodon for a clipboard manager which is simple and does whats required. Im using ubuntu one service for file storage and expanded it 20 gig to sync music, files and photos between my computers and nexus 4 and nexus 7 which is working flawlessly and i dont have to purchase there music i can just use my own. Im using chrome browser which i can see what ive been browsing on all my other devices and shared bookmarks. Im using thunderbird with all the google plugins working amazingly. Rhythmbox is very nice clean cut audio player with built in scrobble to my last.fm account. Ive installed the ufw package which plugs a simple firewall into my system which is active and opened a few ports i require to access my machine. Team viewer works well and skype are perfect (although microsoft has made ubuntu loose the official skype icon!).

Media apps left to test…

Ive installed qjactl, ardour and openshot video editor to test yet. Ill test them next week and filezilla of course for ftp and bluefish for html editing and the amzing gimp graphics package.

Im pretty disapointed with general native linux blogging software, the best i found natively was blogilo but this was a kde app and im using unity and it wants to install a load of other kde stuff along with it so i opted out, they need a gnome version of this because all the others available, drivel etc have the lack of image upload?! so im using quamana which is a java app and its full featured, just install the java 6 app from the app store and make the quamana jar executable and your away, easy to setup and use.

Have to say this is looking great everything very clean cut, the install, the look, ubuntu one, gaming, media. Im thinking the next big things are > gwibber with google + support and ubuntu touch….

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linux gaming

ok we finally have steam but take a look here!


make sure you do this before trying to install

Use the following instructions:

  1. Install the playdeb package.
  2. Or configure the repository manually:

    Go to System-Administration-Software Sources, Third-Party Software tab, Add:

    deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb gamesAdd the repository GPG key, open a terminal window and type:

    wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

  3. Click the “Install this now” button below the screenshot of the desired game.
  4. If you are using Kubuntu please check bug 476853.
  5. If the application cannot be found, run this command and try again:

    sudo apt-get update