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Switching to Ubuntu Linux: Download Squad Switcher Podcast #1

UbuntuIt's been an interesting year so far for operating systems. Microsoft released its first major upgrade in 5 years with Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux continued on its way toward world domination with the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Even Michael Dell's running it on his home computer (and shipping it on yours).

With that in mind, we bring you the first in a limited edition Download Squad Podcast. Collect them all. Trade them with your friends. Today we speak with Download Squad's Grant Robertson and Alex Hung, two guys with a boatload of Windows and Mac experience who have been trying out Ubuntu Linux.
In the coming weeks we'll speak to other members of the team about switching from Windows to OS X and switching from Windows XP to Vista. We hope to offer you a little insight and advice. But mostly, we hope that you can learn from our mistakes.

If you don't have 32 minutes to spare, check out Grant's excellent advice for anyone thinking about trying out Ubuntu:

And here's the rest of podcast #1:

Show Notes

If you're interested in learning a bit more about the topix covered in the podcast, you may want to check out:
  • Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution designed for everyday desktop use. There are also custom versions available for doing everything from producing audio and video to serving as a home media center.
  • Automatix is a script that automatically installs a number of applications and plugins that are not automatically installed with Ubuntu or most other Linux distributions, including Skype, audio and video codecs. Take note, many of these applications are not officially supported by Ubuntu, so be careful when installing anything through Automatix.
  • You can learn a lot more about Ubuntu in the Ubuntu forums.
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