Articles Tagged with ubuntu

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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OpenBravo on Ubuntu Server 9.10

Fresh off several failed attempts to make OpenERP work on Ubuntu Sever 9.10, I’m hungry to make something work and so I’m diving straight into installing OpenBravo on Ubuntu Server 9.10. 12.28pm For the sake of starting afresh I’m reinstalling Ubuntu Server 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and then I’ll follow this…

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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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Yet another Internet Explorer Bug

“What’s this Firefox?”, asks a friend as he clicks on the new icon I put on the desktop of his fresh install of Windows XP.  “It’s a web browser”, I say, intentionally not ending my sentence with ‘like Internet Explorer’. “Oh”, he says as it launches and he immediately sees…

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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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