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Step 5: Adding Some Functionality


The first thing we can do is install the Ubuntu Studio packages.  Ubuntu Studio packages are really nice.  They include codecs, applications for audio and video, and they make our computer a media machine.  To install these packages, go to the terminal and paste:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-desktop ubuntustudio-audio ubuntustudio-
audio-plugins ubuntustudio-graphics ubuntustudio-video
You will be prompted to enter your password, enter it.  Answer yes to the prompt asking if you want to confirm the install.  Your computer will begin downloading the files necessary to install the lovely Ubuntu Studio applications.

At some point during the install, you will be asked if you want to enable realtime controls, click yes.  These controls are important for audio processing.

After installing the Ubuntu Studio package, go to firefox.  Go to this link to get flash: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/  Download the package for ubuntu.  Installing flash will allow you to watch youtube videos and play little online games.

You will be downloading codecs for audio files.  These codecs will allow you to read and use iTunes files and other lesser-known or rarely used music formats.  These are extremely helpful.
 
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When I try to download flash it says:
"This link needs to be opened with an application,
Send to:"

I don't know whether the program needed came with it or needs to be installed, but i can't find it.

I'm sure this is an easy fix but i'm still new to the operating system and any help would be appreciated.
wazupwiop (author)  facilitator4762 years ago
You might be doing a few things wrong. When you go to the adobe website, select the APT for Ubuntu package. Try this first.

If you still get the message "This link needs to be opened with an application." Select the "Ubuntu Software Center" from the list.

If Ubuntu Software Center is not on the list, go to the Ubuntu Software Center by clicking on the Ubuntu logo in the top left corner of your screen. After it opens, there will be a search bar in the top right. Type in "flash". It will show a few packages. Click on the one that says "Flash Installer for Mozilla Firefox".

I hope this helps you out.