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Automatix - an essential add-on that further mainstreams Ubuntu

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As I grow increasingly fond of my Kubuntu install, I'm looking for any avenues that might make it even easier for the average ed tech guy (or girl) to deploy on the average PC in our environment. While the setup is largely straightforward, there are a few niggles that make it a bit less plug and play than Windows or Mac.

Flash support on 64-bit systems, for example, requires one to jump through a few hoops of fire. Similarly, DVD and MP3 decoding are not enabled and several multimedia plugins for the various media players are at least a few command lines away from functionality.

Which is why I was delighted to find Automatix, a graphical utility that collects all sorts of useful software, multimedia apps, and tools in a single, adept-like installer.

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