How can I stop Ubuntu from being the default operating system on my dual-boot machine?

I have a desktop PC on which I have installed both Windows XP and the Ubuntu operating system. Until recently Windows XP was set as the default operating system, starting automatically 10 seconds after the computer was switched on. Recently, though, I was invited to upgrade to Ubuntu 11, which I did, and now Ubuntu… Continue reading How can I stop Ubuntu from being the default operating system on my dual-boot machine?

Can I watch videos on Ubuntu?

I wanted to have a play with Linux and installed a copy off the cover of a magazine. It seems to work nicely, bute I cannot seem to watch any videos on Youtube, Vimeo etc. Can Ubuntu actually play videos?

How can I play MP3s on Ubuntu?

I switched my old computer to Ubuntu Linux and most things work quite well. However I can’t listen to MP3 music files of watch DVD disks – why not?