Ubuntu Linux

Repair XP MBR with only an Ubuntu Live CD

I just deleted and old Ubuntu off the Journo’s dual-boot Ubuntu/XP HP Pavillion and along with it Ubuntu’s Grub and her Master Boot Record (MBR), which of course rendered the machine useless. I had an Ubuntu 10.04 Lycid Lynx Live CD at hand (never leave home without it), so here’s…

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Windows XP running on Ubuntu

I’ve just managed a setup, which if I didn’t see or do it for myself, I wouldn’t believe it: I’m running Windows XP inside Ubuntu like another program. If you’ve spent any amount of time on this blog, you will by now realise my non-too-subtle affinity for Ubuntu.  Yet, I…

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Note to self: This is why I use Ubuntu

“Have you checked your computer for spyware, trojans and other malicious software, sir?”, asked the support tech at Telekom Malaysia’s Streamyx Support Line. “I use Ubuntu”, I said slowly and smugly, relishing her inevitable conundrum, not knowing what Ubuntu is, but being unable to admit it lest she seems ignorant.…

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First look at the new Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

It’s 11.32pm and I just finished cleaning my house and we all know that after cleaning house, there’s nothing more rewarding than cleaning your desktop too.  I’m about to upgrade to and get a first look at the new Ubuntu 8.04 and you’re more than welcome to join the ride.…

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