Install DVD support on Ubuntu 13.04 (libdvdcss)

On Ubuntu or Linux Mint, DVD support is provided through the libdvdcss or libdvdcss2 packages. Prior to the "Saucy Salamander" 13.10 release, DVD support as well as many other media codecs were available through the Medibuntu repositories.

Now Medibuntu is shutting down, the codecs and libdvdcss packages are still on the servers, but unmaintained.

Install Flash Player on Ubuntu Linux directly from Adobe

Adobe Flash Player freezes constantly on my newly installed Ubuntu 13.10, sometimes crashing Firefox. Most of the time though, Firefox freezes for about a minute (the window gets darker) and "recovers", but still not playing Flash content or Youtube videos.

How to install Firefox 39 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora

... or any other Linux distribution.

Red Panda aka Firefox

This how-to explains how to install Firefox 39 on Linux, with or without replacing an existing Firefox installation.

How to install LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian...

LibreOffice Logo - How to install LibO on Linux

This article describes how to install LibreOffice 4.4 or 4.5 on Debian-based / Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and Ubuntu. This installation method is based on the official .deb packages.

Install VirtualBox on CentOS / Scientific Linux

Red Hat Lizard - VirtualBox on Linux

This how-to is about installing VirtualBox on CentOS 6.2. Provided instructions should also work on Scientific Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Sudo on CentOS / Scientific Linux / RHEL

Sudo on CenOS, Red Hat, Scientific Linux

This short howto is about setting up sudo on Red Hat Entreprise Linux and its derivates CentOS and Scientific Linux. It also gives a quick introduction on using the vi text editor through visudo.

How to change the default application for a type of file in Linux Mint/Ubuntu

File associations on Linux Mint or Ubuntu

This howto explains how to change the default program to open all files with a given extension on Linux Mint and Ubuntu. It also details how to change the default application for a batch of filetypes, for example all audio files or all video files.

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