UBUNTU: WHY USE IT

Most importantly, Ubuntu is free. It can also use non-free software such as Flash, Windows Fonts, etc. also for free.

Ubuntu is a version of Linux. Similar to Apple’s Unix, Linux is completely virus, popup and malware free.

Ubuntu is said to be the most popular, supported and Windows-Like operating system there is.

Ubuntu is basically Mac but free, and can be installed on any computer even very outdated models and will run quickly. Linux uses resources more efficiently than Windows, which means less CPU speed, and less ram are needed.

There are only two downsides to Ubuntu: one is that many features need tweaking. This blog has attempted to find all things most people need help with when installing fresh Ubuntu.

The second problem is that Ubuntu generally does not support a host of video games. Most things like Office can be run on Ubuntu with a program called Wine, but most games can not. There are plenty of Linux games that work but none are very popular.

Some software is also free that mimmicks others, Gimp is like Photoshop, LibreOffice emulates the Office Suite.
I have been using exclusively Linux as of the last few weeks and have no reason to go back to Windows, Ubuntu is simply too stable and too efficient to give up.

To install 64-bit Ubuntu, click this link: Ubuntu

  • Download the file, copy it to a flash drive. Press (usually) F12 while booting and change the boot to the Flash Drive, and follow the prompts.
  • You will have the choice of deleting your other operating system (probably Windows) or install alongside it. This will not delete Windows you will have an option of which to boot every time the computer starts after doing this.

New Ubuntu Install: Slow Firefox Fix

 

-For some reason Firefox runs slow on the new install of Ubuntu 16.04

-This makes the browser run like it would on windows maybe even faster.

Open Firefox and write “about:config” in the address bar. Press Enter.

Click I accept the Risk

Once in the settings page, In the “search” field write: network.http

Go to the list below and double click network.http.pipelining in order for it to change from “false” to “true”, or press Right-Click and press Toggle

do the same for network.http.proxy.pipelining

Now, in the “search” field write: network.dns

Go to the list below and change network.dns.disableIPv6 in order for it to be from “false” to “true”.

 

This fixed the slowness of Firefox immediately.

 

Getting Netflix/Amazon to work on 32-bit Ubuntu 16.04

netflix_logo-svg

Open Terminal (CONTROL + ALT + T)

Type these into the terminal one line at a time:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine-staging
sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi
sudo pipelight-plugin –enable silverlight

Then install the Firefox add-on:

(UAControl – neko.tsugumi.org) <– Click this link, find install and install

Click UAControl Options, add two sites: netflix.com, movies.netflix.com and click action > custom, and add this line to both:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:23.0) Gecko/20131011 Firefox/23.0

Make sure UAControl is enabled and you’re done! Netflix should work!

FOR AMAZON:

First download the .deb file: click here

Type these into the terminal:

cd Downloads

sudo dpkg -i chrome.deb

sudo apt-get -f install

Now use windows Chrome for Amazon.