May 10, 2012 8:58:20 PM PDT
A lot of the stuff needed is already there. Flash, etc. I tried to make the most common things pre-installed. If you need specific things that are missing, feel free to ask here, or if your comfortable with synaptic, it will find what you need.
June 10, 2012 5:01:42 AM PDT
Biff. can you please give instructions on how to make it so one can view Encrypted DVD's? I understand that some people do that have Ubuntu. All I have in my Netbook, and I have an external DVD to view DVDs, and write to DVD-R/RW.
June 10, 2012 12:56:16 PM PDT
Most up-to-date browsers have Flash. However, here is a guide for installing it in Firefox, which had some versions that didn't: http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#20. Javajdk can be istalled from Synaptic. I think just installing the latest icetea-plugin will bring in most of what you need. If you want a Java that works for complicated programs, then install Oracle Java: http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#8. Be aware that any Java is quite heavy in resource requirements. I have never had problems playing any DVD. Ripping them is another story. Install VLC player; it includes just about every codec in existence.