BankID and Java plug-in in Firefox on Ubuntu Part 4

I have earlier tried to explain how to get around the Java related issues with BankID and Firefox on Ubuntu (1, 2, and 3). However, it seems that every new Ubuntu release introduce a change or two that forces us to fix something. BankID seems to require Sun‘s JRE. However, this JRE is not part […]

The Olympics: NRK, Linux, Firefox, and Silverlight/Moonlight

I have previously written about my efforts to see tv (NRK) over the Internet on Linux. While working on my thesis I had to watch a bit of the Olympics (as a distraction). Luckily, NRK streams most of the events over the Internet. Unfortunately, they have decided to use Silverlight version 3 to stream content […]

Installing Subclipse on Ubuntu using the repository version of Eclipse

When writing (LaTeX) and programming I normally use Eclipse. To backup the code and text I use Subversion and the Eclipse plug-in Subclipse. The Ubuntu repository has for a long time had a dated version of Eclipse. However, when I reinstalled one of my computers yesterday I saw that Eclipse 3.5.1 was available through the […]

Blu-ray playback (sort of) comes to Linux

The lack of playback of Blu-ray movies has stopped me from installing a Linux distribution on my HTPC. However, according to a blog post from The Media Viking, this is now possible. It is still a bit cumbersome, but it seems better than the old recipe. I have personally not tested it yet, but I […]