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Get to know the Lab Rats with this Ubuntu video

Hosted by Ubuntu video, this episode from the Lab Rats walks you through a basic Ubuntu install and debates whether Linux is for Super Geeks, regular geeks, or has finally evolved into a "grandma-friendly" OS.

Skipping through the Internet (I do not "surf"), I found this Ubuntu video, "Lab Rats - Intro to Linux and Ubuntu." The Lab Rats are a quirky, Canadian duo who produce technology videos on the Web. This one is a bit rambling at 21 minutes, but engaging and informative. They walk newbies through an install of Ubuntu, give some general Linux background, and ask the burning question, "Can my Nana install this?" And if you like cats, there's a nice feline cameo. Something for everybody!

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7 comments
john3347
john3347

From the perspective of a struggling wannabe linux user (Me), this film was more entertaining than informative. There was not much detailed procedure here to help someone who longs for details that are so lacking with most Linux forums.

Selena Frye
Selena Frye

Doesn't watching these guys make you want to produce your own tech show in your basement?

Neon Samurai
Neon Samurai

Drat.. someone give those three there pants back and get that couch out of here. Where's that desk and the prop computer? Get that lighting tech back in here! (hehe.. totally off topic but I couldn't resist the bad joke) I've never been an infront of the camera type and am actualy a strangely recent frequenter of youtube but I'll go out of my way when I find a tech show worth seeing. I rather hope the new series Tigerteam manages to stay on the air though I've only been able to catch the first episode so far. With the new app on my N800 for watching youtube without a network connection; bring on the affiliated and freelance tech shows.

jlwallen
jlwallen

and since i was an actor for 20 years i'd like to think i could pull it off at least as well as they and some of the schlumps on G4. the sad thing about a lot of these things is that they often come off as social gits. not necessarily in this case though.

jlwallen
jlwallen

this was something i wanted to do with techrepublic long ago (when I actually had an office). i do miss those days. it's always fun to see someone pimping linux like that. reminds me of the good ol' install fest days.

Jaqui
Jaqui

but the lack of support for ogg killed the idea. [ converting from ogg to an MS accessable format is not as easy as it seems. :( ] The illimitable libs for ogg in wmp are problematical. so I sent the first video in a series to showmedo yesterday. :D http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=1950000&fromSeriesID=195 [ they accept ogg video format ]

Selena Frye
Selena Frye

You answered my question before I posted it!

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