Ubuntu-restricted-extras offline installer is a cool script that installs ubuntu-restricted-extras even on computers with no internet.
Installer for: Ubuntu 9.04
*Adobe Flash player
*Various additional multimedia codecs (including MP3)
*Support for playing DVD-movies
*Microsoft TrueType core fonts
*unrar (to open RAR files)
*EXTRA packages: Java, libdvdcss
The repository for Super OS is now 100% online.
Some software included: Adobe Reader, Skype, Nero Linux, Autopackage, TrueCrypt, Wine, VirtualBox, etc…
Full list is here: http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS_repository
This way it is much easier to keep your Super OS up-to-date!
There is a new article talking about Super OS (formerly: Super Ubuntu) here:
This site was important to spread the word about Super Ubuntu, and was the source used by lifehacker.com in their article about Super Ubuntu
Soo… digg it! tweet it! facebook it! whatever you like! Let us spread Super OS to the masses!
Super Ubuntu has just became Super OS!
And the new version (a remaster of Ubuntu 9.04) is now out!
*New name: Super OS
*Remaster of Ubuntu 9.04
*Many software was updated (OpenOffice, Furius ISO Mount, Java, Flash, Wine, Firefox, Brasero, Pidgin, GIMP, gufw, Startup Manager, NTFS driver, etc, etc…)
*An official repository is now available (it is now easier to keep your system updated)
*cd2usb is now included on the DVD menu (under Windows)
*apturl support on Opera
*Fixed Ubuntu bug: windows programs weren’t properly associated with wine
*New software: libdvdcss, wine-gecko, App Runner, Gears for Firefox, Moonlight on Opera and on Firefox
Upgrading from Ubuntu and older versions of Super Ubuntu is also possible (but a fresh install is recommended): http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS_Upgrades
PS: thanks to all the suggestions for the new name, I had some good ones (that I might even use in the future!), but I went with Super OS to keep it simple. Cheers to all!
New version of the Live USB creator (for Ubuntu and Super OS ) is now out.
*syslinux updated to version 3.75
*Option to download ISO now updated to be able to download Ubuntu 9.04
*Small tweak to allow cd2usb to run from a CD/DVD (just like the Super OS DVD)
Hi, I just want to inform the users of Super Ubuntu that I already “compiled” a “preview” version of Super Ubuntu 9.04.
There are still some very minor issues to fix, but besides that, everything seems to be working fine. The wubi install was not working, but after recompiling a few times with a small change in the code, Wubi is now working 100%!
The final release should be available on the interwebs in the next 24-48 hours (if there are no major problems!)
I will keep you posted
UPDATE-1: The final ISO is already compiled and should be available in the next 15 hours (current time: April/25 – 7:00 am UTC)
UPDATE-2: It is now out!
New version of App Runner is out: App Runner 0.2!
App Runner is just a small program to easily launch any executable file (.sh, .elf, .bin, .py, etc… ) on Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)
*Dropped “beta” status
*New installer easier to use: everything is now inside the ”.deb” file
*Automatically checks if gnome-terminal is installed, and uses ”xterm” if ”gnome-terminal” is not detected
Note: If you already have an older version, you can install “on top” of that
I am working on the new version of Super Ubuntu, based on Ubuntu 9.04 (I should release it soon after Ubuntu 9.04 is out).
BUT… I need a new name! While the base system will still be 100% Ubuntu, I plan to add new non-Ubuntu features (like App Runner), and I think using a new name gives me more freedom to make new changes without being restricted by the ubuntu trademark guidelines.
Anyway, I need a new name! And I need suggestions!
Here are some keywords that might be useful to combine/use/extend:
-Cut/kut (from “cutting edge”)
-Knife (related to above)
-Edge (cutting edge)
-Crack/krak (break/crack barriers)
-Flash/lightning (fast and powerful)
-Storm (related to above)
-OS (Operating system )
Something like: kuttingOS, etc…
Send your ideas/suggestions/brainstorms (Ubuntu 9.04 is almost out!) or just leave a comment on this blog!
PS: I once considered hacktolive OS, but that is not a very good name, is it?
After almost a week tweaking and preparing this, it is finally out!
Have you have felt frustrated because it is hard to run files on Linux/Ubuntu?
Then App Runner is for you! it is a very small program that can launch any type of program/script (.elf .bin .sh .run .py , etc…)
Installing it is very easy, and it currently is packaged for Debian/Ubuntu (but it should work on any other system with nautilus, get the “source” package and just follow the instructions there: no compiling required!!!)
Feedback / opinions / bug reports are appreciated! (just leave a comment or email me)
New build of Ubuntu extras remix 8.10 available!
Ubuntu extras remix is just Ubuntu 8.10, but includes:
*Ubuntu-restricted-extras (Java, Flash, multimedia codecs, etc…)
*Support for playback of commercial DVDs (codecs and libdvdcss)
*All official Ubuntu updates released until the end of March/2009 (308 updates)
Note: If you want an OS with more features, try Super Ubuntu