Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
The new server is built, and Robbie did a 9-hour broadcast on Saturday to teach viewers how to build a computer.
Robbie's thoughts about the goofy media coverage of Apple's press conference.
With Halloween coming up, make sure you place your costume orders at the Category5 Costume Store - cat5.tv/costumes
The Liquid Image video camera masks.
Feature: Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Linux.
Unity feels great for tablet or touch-screen, but not for mouse users.
Ubuntu is a free operating system which you can download from Ubuntu.com.
You can test Ubuntu Linux without having to install it or lose any of your hard drive's data using the live CD's "Try Ubuntu" mode.
The first screens we see when installing Ubuntu Linux.
Robbie uses MP3 files on his Pogoplug so he can stream music to his iPod Touch without having to go through iTunes.
Ubuntu Linux has a multitasking installer, so if you walk away from the computer during the installation it will keep going even if you don't answer the few questions right away.
Setting your timezone during Ubuntu installation.
Setting your keyboard layout during Ubuntu installation.
Setting up your first Ubuntu user during installation.
Do we set our system to automatically login, or do we prefer to have to use a password?
Viewer Question: I've been a long-time fan of the show, watching through Miro and iTunes. My brother has an XP machine that blue-screens on bootup. I've tried using the rescue CD but it just reboots. I've tried Ubuntu Live via USB but it doesn't see the hard drives. Is the problem a rootkit? (answer: no, not likely) Is it a hardware issue? (answer: yes, more likely)
Memtest is included with Ubuntu Live, which will help assess the stability of your RAM.
Robbie explains his concerns over a failing hard drive and when you should stop trying and go to data recovery.
Viewer Question: Should you just run Spinrite?
The best—and cheapest—way to prevent data loss is to have an effective, redundant backup in place.