Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet Notebook Running Ubuntu (with Ubermix)

The video shows how cool Dell Inspiron Duo is when running Ubuntu.

This particular demo uses Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) with Ubermix customization, which contains a collection of application suitable for netbook users.

Ubermix can be downloaded from its official website, please check the Netbook/table model specific instructions for proper installations.

Supported Netbooks

  • Dell Inspiron DUO iD-4495FNT Laptop
  • ASUS EEEPC 900 BK090XNetbooks)
  • ASUS Eee PC 1015PX
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 1018

    How to extract Audio from Youtube Flash Video (FLV) in Ubuntu Linux

    First you need youtube-dl tool or ‘cclive’ to download the Youtube .FLV file.

    Then, download the Youtube stream.
    python youtube-dl

    Alternatively, you can use ‘cclive’ to download the youtube stream.

    After that, use ffmpeg to extract the audio and encode it to MP3
    ffmpeg -i lee7a55401e.flv vn -acodec libmp3lame -ab 128000 -ar 44100 lee7a55401e.mp3

    Note: You need to install the restricted codecs in order to extract MP3 audio files.

    Thanks Mohammad Bahathir Hashim for the tip!

    Video: Playing tunes on Google Guitar Doodle

    Google has made a playable guitar doodle to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Les Paul, the electric guitar inventor. Although lacking few notes as well as the ability to lengthen the notes– within hours, people have come ups with guitar tabs for for playing popular songs on this doodle.

    Among the tabs:
    Intro of One – Metallica – DJDG AJAG DJDG AJAGK DJDG SJSG AJAG
    Godfather – DHKJH KHJH FGD
    Smoke on the Water – SFG SFG HSFG FS
    Yankee Doodle – KKL; – K;L – KKL; – KJ – KKL; – FDSA – JGHJ

    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Tutorial Video

    The tutorial video is largely aimed for those who are new to Ubuntu. It covers topic ranging from:

    • Installation (Dual boot & Slideshow)
    • Pre-Installed Software (LibreOffice 3.3, Firefox 4, Banshee Media Player, Ubuntu One, Software Centre, Puzzle Games, and a 3D shooter)
    • Desktop & Unity Features (inc Compiz)
    • Installing Software (few apps to try)
    • Conclusion

    The video is easy to follow and comprehensive. Moreover, its Youtube page contains Chapter Timing bookmarks, which enables user to skip to appropriate chapter without going through the video serially.

    Microsoft Windows XP on vanilla AMD decTOP (Geode) – wished Linux GUI is this light

    This is a continuation from my post of running Android on my AMD decTOP machine.

    Of all Linux distribution that I tried, I found out that only Puppy Linux offered a usable GUI desktop environment on a plain vanilla AMD decTOP out of the box, but that is not without some effort on the installer side.

    On the other hand, it is very easy to get Windows XP running on a plain vanilla AMD decTOP, without additional hardware upgrades. Here is my prove.

    It seems Windows XP is more tolerant to low end desktops (or in this case, decTOP) than Linux operating system for fully GUI environment. Are we getting bloated?

    AMD decTOP specs
    RAM: 128MB RAM DDR2
    HDD: 10GB IDE
    Processor: AMD Geode GX 500, 366 MHz clock rate

    Microsoft Fear-Uncertainty-Doubt (FUD) video attacks on

    To tell you the truth, I’m kind of agree with some points in this video even before it was published.

    There are stories of organizations, school computer labs or home users that switch back to Microsoft Office after they have use There is even a local (Malaysian) joke that poke fun at the amount of training and costs required to educate staffs to use which eventually exceeds the cost Microsoft Office Suite.

    We have used a lot of open source software, libraries and components in our daily lives without realizing, In case of, I think the problem is just the process and familiarity with application. Microsoft has spend a lot of money to ensure every schools, university, computer labs used its products to educate our younger and future generations that eventually would be accustom to Microsoft branded products. It is a great business strategy, but the question is, who would benefit the most from this scheme?