For those of you that have taken on board their words of wisdom and youre now reading this from your shiny, new, browny-orangey Ubuntu desktop heres a few tips that might help you out.
The tips are very varied
Follow the links below for the extra repositories required to install the programs in this article.
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Get media players working
Install mozilla-mplayer w32codecs and ubuntu-restricted-extras using Synaptic