Watching HD Media on Linux made easy

This article is presented to you by LaptopLogic.com. Go there to read the latest info on the top rated laptops and the best laptop accessories. [digg-me]The High Definition (HD) content is everywhere these days, from HD and Blue Ray Discs to streaming HD media. Although HD content gives best picture quality, it also uses a lot of computational power to decode and play. This was made easy for Windows by […]

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Update Dell laptop BIOS with Ubuntu

Good news for Dell laptops owners: latest BIOS images can be loaded with Ubuntu, Fedora or CentOS! It was announced at official Direct2Dell blog by Matt Domsch. In a nutshell to get new BIOS installed while you’re running Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty, 7.10 Gutsy, or Hardy just enable Universe repository in sources.list (System -> Administration -> Software Sources) and run under root (sudo -s): wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash […]

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Dell shares custom-tailored Ubuntu Feisty for it's laptops

As Dell’s laptop owner I’d like to share information that Dell Inc. prepared special Ubuntu Feisty Fawn version especially for it’s Inspiron E1505N, Inspiron 1420N, Inspiron 530N laptops.     Dell Linux Engineering team has a remastered copy of the Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD available for download. It includes native system hardware support and many of the fixes listed below. The media will help you get the system installed and […]

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Select Linux distro for Lenovo ThinkPad

Here you can vote for Linux distribution (or Unix) to be pre-installed at Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. As usually Ubuntu is the most popular distribution, Debian is second, Fedora is third: Please note: it’s not a full list of suggested distros at the screen.

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Get suspend/hibernate working fast in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) and Edgy Eft (6.10)

After I upgraded to Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 Linux distribution I noticed that one of my favorite laptop features suspend/hibernate worked quite baldly and slowly. It took up to few minutes to get laptop sleeping and then awake it. Both default suspend and hibernate features are cheesy in this Ubuntu version. The worst thing I faced was that after I got laptop sleeping and put it into my bag it […]

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