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SuperOS: Like Ubuntu But Easier

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One problem I run into a lot when recommending Ubuntu to complete Linux newbies is they aren't used to installing codecs or using the terminal when they want to play DVDs, MP3s and other file types. Explaining the legal situation is something I make a point of doing but some people "just want it to work". This is what has led me to Super Ubuntu or SuperOS as it's now called. Once the recently released SuperOS 9.10 was adequately seeded I downloaded this enhanced version of Ubuntu and took it for a spin.

Installation
One nice thing about recommending Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based distros is that users are almost always able to get Ubuntu installed because of it's dead simple installation process. I noticed little if any difference between the Ubuntu and SuperOS installation. Here's the most detailed Ubuntu installation guide you'll ever need.

Appearance
Like the installation, you won't find many changes in the SuperOS appearance from its Ubuntu base. This is to be expected though as the distro is focused on providing all the benefits of Ubuntu plus

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