Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2007 13:08 UTC, submitted by Jack
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After yesterday's unconfirmed rumour about Ubuntu being pre-installed on Dell machines, it has now become official. In a joint statement released today, Dell and Canonical announced that Dell will now offer laptops and desktop computers pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux 7.04. The computers will be sold via Dell's web site, said Canonical's director of operations Jane Silber. "We have worked with Dell to get Ubuntu fully supported and fully certified on Dell hardware," she said. "Ubuntu has the full endorsement of Dell." Update: Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Feisty Fawn review by Extremetech.
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RE: Formidable
by Luminair on Tue 1st May 2007 18:05 UTC in reply to "Formidable"
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You lost me at a very unknowledgable person needing xine. I don't even know what xine is, and you can't search for a word you don't know! ;)

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RE[2]: Formidable
by hraq on Wed 2nd May 2007 02:14 in reply to "RE: Formidable"
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"I don't even know what xine is"

Xine is the most stable, most flexible and the best in browser-plugin supported multimedia engine on linux.

If you install it with all the plugins then you can possibly watch any kind of video on the internet.

I used it reliably for around 3 years without a single crash; even GNOME, KDE are crashable, xine when properly installed will never crash.

Trying to install it by compiling and linking and other methods is more like a developer job than an administrator, so ubuntu made it easy to install it and all of its libraries and other applications that work ontop of that engine like xine-ui, gxine,... etc

Its not this but if you need more applications then Add/Remove applications will help you almost install all free appz on your system with little effort assuming you have a decent Broadband connection.

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RE[3]: Formidable
by DigitalAxis on Wed 2nd May 2007 02:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Formidable"
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I'd avoid xine-ui. The fonts are HUGE and hardcoded, and the only thing apparently done about it recently is to reduce the size of the default font.

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