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Ubuntu gives you many more options than their competitors, however, you will need to install them yourself. Start with the restricted extras, which are codex for media files and they can be downloaded at the FREE software center. Follow up with the adobe flash plugin so that you can play your YouTube videos. Next, you will need to update your drivers, simply type in “update drivers” from the HUD. You will need to restart your computer for some of these changes to take effect. Finally, we all have different tastes and desires as to how we want our OS to look and feel, compiz config and Ubuntu tweak are essential resources to give you everything you need and they can both be downloaded from the Ubuntu software center.