Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

Lifehacker has 5+ tweaks for the latest Ubuntu linux release (Intrepid Ibex), which I have downloaded and will be making use of myself. If you’ve always wanted to try Ubuntu, but didn’t want to format one of your PCs or try and shrink your existing drive partitions, try Wubi. Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu from within windows to a preset block of drive space (no need to resize or get a new hard drive) and can be uninstalled from within Windows just the same as any application, easing the transition. One good usage of it would be to turn your Windows PC into another Mythbuntu frontend for an existing Mythbuntu server.

What, you were expecting a dissection of the Sabres lineup or a post dedicated to a Thomas Vanek mancrush? Well, no guarantees that won’t happen later today…

Ubuntu Cheat Sheet

I’m an occasional user of Ubuntu (had a DVR running with MythTV when I had an extra system), and with the release of Hardy Heron coming up, FOSSwire has created a new Ubuntu cheat sheet for non-Linux folks who want to try it out. Many of these things have Windows-style GUIs you can use, but if you want to learn more about the command-line, it’s a great reference. Spotted at Lifehacker.


Lifehacker's Top 10 Video Rippers, Encoders and Converters

Lifehacker has posted a Top 10 list for Video ripping, encoding and converting. Mostly freeware and open source software, some of which work for Linux and Mac along with Windows. If you wanted some new software to convert your pr0n–er, instructional videos to a format that fits on your iPod or PSP, take a look.