<<Include(Tag/Deletion)>> EasyUbuntu is obsolete Most of what EasyUbuntu provided is not in default Ubuntu because of legal restrictions. Most of its functionality can be easily installed via
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
(or kubuntu, xubuntu etc)
EasyUbuntu is an easy to use script that gives the Ubuntu user the most commonly requested apps, codecs(coder/decoder), and tweaks that are not found in the base distribution - all with a few clicks of your mouse. Warning:Please note that EasyUbuntu is a third-party utility and is not recommended or supported by Ubuntu. EasyUbuntu is so easy to use, even your grandma could be playing encrypted DVDs, streaming Windows Media, and sporting the latest Nvidia or Ati drivers in minutes! And yes, EasyUbuntu is GPL. EasyUbuntu works on (X/K)ubuntu and on all the three architectures (x86, AMD64 and PPC). It requires Ubuntu Breezy (5.10) or above.
If you wish to install it permanently, so it can automatically be updated (via the apt system), use this script EasyUbuntuInstallationScript or manually add the EasyUbuntu repository to your source.list and install the package as described on the installation instructions If you want to run it only once, copy and paste these commands into a terminal window
wget http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/files/easyubuntu-3.023.tar.gz tar -zxf easyubuntu-3.023.tar.gz
Keep in mind that this installs the latest version (as of 17-Oct-2006), but will not keep the copy of the EasyUbuntu application itself up to date. If you wish to automatically check for updates you have to use the method above.
If you installed it for a one-time use
cd easyubuntu sudo python easyubuntu.in
If you installed it from a package, EasyUbuntu can be found in Applications --> System Tools on Ubuntu and Main Menu --> System in Kubuntu/Xubuntu Launch EasyUbuntu, select the application(s) you want to install and click OK.
List of Applications
For a complete list, please refer to the maintainer´s web site Here is an excerpt of the list with popular choices
- Multimedia Codecs
- Support for 7zip, ACE and RAR compressed archives
- Microsoft True Type and other nice fonts
- Skype, Wengophone
- NVIDIA & ATI Binary video card drivers
Manual Installation of Packages
To manually install the software provided by EasyUbuntu please see the 'List of Applications' section above.
Official EasyUbuntu web site