Linux

Make ubuntu look like windows

Most linux fiends will cry “WHY?” but I think if it makes more wife-friendly than it’s a good thing… http://www.dawningvalley.com/2008/09/making-ubuntu-look-and-feel-like-windows-xp/

By jason, ago
Linux

How to back up a windows installation

Now that I have installed winXP I think it’s time to back it up. Summary [Backup] ~$ sudo time dd if=/dev/hda1 ibs=4096 | bzip2 -v --fast | split -a 2 -b 1024m - winxpsp2.img-part- [Verify backup files] ~$ md5sum /dev/hda1 ~$ cat winxpsp2.img-part-* | bunzip2 | md5sum [Restore] ~$ sudo Read more…

By jason, ago
Windows

Installing Windows XP SP2

A lot of steps: Install WinXP SP2 from CD Adjust folder settings. I like to see the folders NOT in simple view. I also like to see extensions. Move ‘My Documents’ to be on another partition Install motherboard drivers Turn off firewall, autoupdate and virus protection, then disable security center Read more…

By jason, ago
Linux

Making Ubuntu wife-friendly

At home the study PC is used by the entire family. We all share the same account. I’ve been getting quite into Ubuntu for quite some time now, the only thing stopping me from moving entirely to Ubuntu is the wife factor. Email clients are different. Everything looks different. Our Read more…

By jason, ago