Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu desktop edition

Wubi – what is it?

Wubi stands for Windows-based Ubuntu Installer, it is one of Ubuntu’s smart ways to convince Windows users to switch to Ubuntu. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Remember the old days when you tried to install Windows and Linux on the same machine with the dual-boot options? You have to prepare your partition very carefully, otherwise, the Linux install will wipe out […]

[Ubuntu]: Still having trouble installing VMWare? Switch to VirtualBox

If you are still having trouble installing VMWare Server 2.0 on your Ubuntu box after following my instructions, then I suggest you to give up VMWare Server and switch to a very nice Open Source software called VirtualBox. Here is the description of VirtualBox from its web site: VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product […]

[Ubuntu]: How to install VMWare Server 2.0 Beta on Ubuntu 8.04

Not-so-good news: the Linux installation package of VMWare Server does not have a user-friendly graphic user interface. And very likely you will need to build the package yourself on your Linux box. It is why it is not easy or straight-forward to install VMWare Server on Ubuntu. (It’s a shame that the VMWare development team does not have a deb package for Ubuntu, or a working rpm package for Fedora Core) Download VMWare Server 2.0 […]

A week of Ubuntu

I was very frantic with Ubuntu in the past week. Why? The reason is very simple: my laptop HP zu1175 is too old to handle Windows XP, but I do not want to throw it away, so I decided to give Linux a try. Here is my old HP zu1175 laptop’s specs: CPU: Pentium III 700MHz RAM: 384 MB HD: 20 GB DVD-ROM CDRW-ROM Pretty old, right? I used to think Fedora Core would be […]