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Question: Network between Windows and Ubuntu Linux

I used to have two computers running Windows (a desktop running XP Professional and a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium). I replaced the XP computer with a Linux Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit. I had a network setup on both Windows computers and when I switched to the Linux computer, the network stoped working. Are there any special settings that the windows computer has to h ave in order to work with Samba (Linux Share Server)? Would it help if I remove all the networks and shares from the Vista computer and set it up again? That said, how do I do that on Vista? As always, thanks in advance for your help.

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Preferred Solution: Network between Windows and Ubuntu Linux

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I've just switched my self-build PC from XP Pro to Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Lts, and have been amazed to find it easier to set up than I had thought. Problem is, that although I am connected to the Internet on both PC's, (The other being an old (trusty)1.0ghz xp home machine) I can see and access my wireless network shares from Ubuntu, but not the Ubuntu machine from XP! I'm not sure how to overcome this, any help would be greatly appreciated as ever.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu/Windows Wireless Network

Just bumping the thread, although I can actually print through Ubuntu via the XP Machine now too. Still no help guys?

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I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.
But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.
Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?

Answer:Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.

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Hi,Does anyone know that if i was to get a wireless card would that pick up my wanadoo livebox signal and hense enabling me to access the internet. As the third party software and adapter supplied is not compatible with linux.ThanksBen Greenslade.

Answer:Wireless network card on linux ubuntu.

Belkin PCI cards have Linux drivers. If you're given any software with it, don't use it with Linux.

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I just finished installing ubuntu and it's not detecting my Linksys Wireless B networking card. I'm not sure what the exact model number is on it... anybody here know how I could check that to and see if there's a driver I can download?


Answer:Just installed ubuntu Linux; wireless network card not detected...

I had the same problem .. no driver for my CREATIVE USB wireless adapter in uBuntu

We can't blame LinuX but we blame the manufactures of the device.

They don't program a driver for a linux BoX

all what I can advice you is to buy a Wireless to Wired bridge

so it makes a wireless works as a LAN ( detected as a LAN but working as WLAN!)

google search for it .. and you may post some intersting results here, I am pretty interested!


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I have windows 7 and Linux ubunto (with 2.5 and 2.6 kernal)

how can I choose which OS to start with automatically.

now at the startup a black screen appear where to choose from these OS but ubuntu is started automatically if I choose nothing.

Answer:windows 7 and linux ubuntu

I tried
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
but it ask for password and after that I can not type anything in the terminal

I put the problem in Linux form since the boot part is from linux

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OK guys what should i go with with an old pc i got layin around, windows 2000 or Ubuntu Linux? ANy ideas?

Answer:Windows 2k? OR Ubuntu LINUX?

According to your last thread, you were going to experiment with Linux

I suppose you could put them both on there.

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I got some questions.
I'm currently using Linix Ubuntu.
I want to return to Windows 10, but that is no longer installed on my SSD.
When I boot with the install disk of W10, I can't install it on any partition on any of my disks (I got one SSD of 128GB, an one HD of 1000 GB).
I watched several video's on you tube about the softwares GPparted, VirtualBox, USB-creator and so on but I don't find to get back to W10.
I understand that I have to format a partition to NFTS for Windows.
See the inserted picture taking in Linux, for the current situation of my disk(and partitions).
Can any body tell me how to get back to as many low possible partitions and of course an installable partition for Windows 10 .
Many thanks to all !!!
sda 8:0 0 119,2G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 0 119,2G 0 part /
sdb 8:16 0 931,5G 0 disk
??sdb1 8:17 0 512M 0 part
??sdb2 8:18 0 915,1G 0 part /media/marc/385A21255A20E0FC
??sdb3 8:19 0 15,9G 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 3,8G 0 rom /media/marc/ESD_ISO

Answer:New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

If you use gparted to shrink the partition on your HDD, you can install windows to the unallocated space that is left. Windows will automatically format this space and create the partitions it needs.
For how to shrink partition with gparted see here - you don't need to create a new partition, when you run the windows 10 installation media the unallocated space will show up as an optional install location.

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I'm planning on purchasing the following laptop:

Ubuntu Linux version 10.04
Intel® Celeron™ Processor ULV U3400 (2M Cache, 1.06GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Aberdeen Silver for WLAN
13.3 inch HD WLED Display (1366x768) with Anti-Glare
2.0MP Webcam with Digital Mic for Win 7
2.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD (Intel GHA HD)
Dell Wireless 1702 802.11n/BT3.0 Combo

For the $450 price point, I really like what is being offered, except that I don't want Linux as the OS and would rather install Windows 7. I recently did purchase Windows 7 so I was wondering if it is possible to install Windows 7 in place of Linux OS that it comes with?

Since there is not CD/DVD-Rom, what would be the best option to do it?

In addition, is the process of deleting Linux and installing Windows 7 pretty complicated? I just dont want to mess up the laptop, like drivers etc. If Windows 7 can be installed, only then will I purchase this laptop.

I've been trying to find a proper instructions link to do the above, but no such luck so far.

Any advice will be highly appreciated.


Answer:Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

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I have a dual boot with ubuntu and 7, right now i am using ubuntu and the look seems very crisp compared to windows. I am not talking about the theme, its the text and the way it looks when using the browser. To me i would say maybe it has a better resolution, thats the best way i can describe it. I really have no idea how to use ubuntu so i will stick with windows but its just very sharp and clean how linux looks.

Answer:Give windows the linux/ ubuntu look?

That's a strange post, because 9 times out of 10, the complaints seem to go the other way.

As a Ubuntu user myself, I haven't noticed what you are describing, so I'm unsure how to translate it to the Windows world. For me, things look good in both Ubuntu and Windows 7.

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I'm all about free alternatives to monopolized payware. I also love open software that give me options. All my phones run custom OS's. All my desktop apps are free and open source alternatives to payware crap. And I donate to all of them.

With the announcement of a Steam OS by Valve, and the fact that it's going to be Linux based, my interest is piqued.

I do gaming with Steam, Shadow run, Dota 2, and a few others. I also like the latest shooters, like FC 3. For regular use, I mainly surf the net, play with Evernote, and just fuck off mainly.

I've never used Linux, but it's starting to look like the future. Microsoft sucks. Win7 is nice, but it still, eventually, requires a new install to work perfectly. I got 3 years out of an install, but it eventually starting degrading. Oh, and Windows 8 SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and am about to get it running of a flash drive.

So what are my chances of getting decent with it and completely replacing Microsoft of my main boy (in my sig)?

Answer:Linux noob here - Could I replace Windows with Ubuntu?

Most of your games won't run at all or very well under Wine. For gaming you may want to keep around Windows.

If your requirements for software are flexible, you can probably use Ubuntu for about everything else if you want to. There are probably some hardware pitfalls depending on what's installed on your system, but most common devices should work.

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Can anyone give some help on how to go about putting xp on the ubuntu OS, I'm not entirley sure and the other posts didn't help at all.

Answer:NB100: How to put Windows XP on the Linux ubuntu remix OS?

So do you want to remove Linux and install XP?

Or do you want to run XP within Linux using Virtualization? For example:

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Hello friends,

I would like to install Linux Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows using dual boot.
However, people keep telling me that it is not a good idea this to be done on a laptop because of driver comparability and stuff like that.

So is it OK if dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on a laptop or it is a terrible idea?

Best Regards

Answer:Dual boot Windows and Linux Ubuntu

I'm against multi-booting of any kind. I believe in keeping it simple, so if you want to play around with Ubuntu, especially if you are worried about compatibility, virtualize it. It's 100% compatible with VirtualBox.

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I need to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04 on my system for my college projects but I don't want to remove Windows 8 either ..... People are saying that I can't dual boot Win 8 with Ubuntu as 8 has UEFI secure boot enabled !! So , is there any workaround ?? your suggestions will really help me ....

Answer:Dual Boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu Linux

You might consider running Ubuntu as a hyper-v VM in the meantime until you figure out if dual booting is possible, then you won't even have to reboot its just always available

I'll agree the UEFI can be a pain for non-windows o/S's. The "For Your Own Protection™" b.s. that they try to excuse this situation with is just that - b.s., since the side effect of making is difficult or impossible for people to run other OS's besides Windows is too convenient for MS to be an unintended consequence and in practical use translates to little more than a lock keeping the honest out, all I can say is good luck.

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So I have linux ubuntu on my little homemade computer and finally was able to get a copy of windows 8.1 and have no idea how to just get rid of my ubuntu machine and boot windows I'm not trying to dual boot I just want to have windows on my computer finally.

Answer:changing/upgrading from linux ubuntu to windows 8

Linux uses a different format for HDDs. I suggest downloading the free GPARTED and use your burning program to create the bootable CD from the .iso file, boot to it and delete the parition/s to give the HDD a clean slate for Windows. My Linux Mint has built in support for burning.

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I am currently running a dual boot setup with Ununtu 12.10 x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 I was wondering if I could add Linux Mint 14 to the setup. Is this possible? I tried installing it 'alongside windows' but it said i have to uninstall Ubuntu. I haven't done that much work with system booting as of yet but i catch on pretty quick with this sort of stuff. Also, does anyone have a link to where I could download the correct version of Linux Mint 14 for my PC? I have downloaded one already but am not sure whether or not it is the right one. Then name is 'linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-64bit.iso'. I would also like a link to a detailed tutorial on how to setup what I'm looking for and a list of recommended software (I've got Paragon Partition Manager 12 and EasyBCD 2.2).

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Multiboot: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14?

It should be possible, I used to have a tripple boot myself for a while. Just make sure you add Mint to Grub.

Current version of Mint:
Download - Linux Mint

Oke, first you'll need to check if you have an empty partition to install Mint on. If not, create one.
You can check this in "disk management".

If you have enough partitions Ubuntu should stop giving you the uninstall message, and Mint should just install itself using the default installer.

And for the detailed toturial:
Video toturial
Official user guide

And finally the software:
Lots and lots of programs
The official Linux Mint software portal (I recommend using this one)

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

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I had a friend who briefly showed me Ubuntu 13.04 and convinced me it was better than windows. He deleted my windows 7 ultimate and installed Ubuntu. I HATE it and want to go back. I have win7 disc and have tried to boot from the CD (yes,I did select boot order for this) but the disc never loads. I just get a black screen and now I am lost and my friend is overseas military and cannot help. Can you please help me? I am a newbie and would pretty much need step by step help. Thanks in advance.

Answer:how to uninstall linux ubuntu and install windows 7?

Use the Ubuntu installation DVD/CD as a 'Live' source of Ubuntu. Boot into Ubuntu from the Live CD (at worst you can download a copy of the Live Cd) and then select the Partitioning tool. Use this to repartition your hard disk to one partition and select it to format to NTFS. That should return you to your original hard disk configuration. Now turn off Ubuntu via the menu. Then reboot using your W7 DVD and it should install without any problems.
Your 'friend' could easily have installed Ubuntu as a dual boot with W7 and you could then have taken your pick of OS when you started at boot. Deleting W7 was a rather silly thing to do.

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My original topic here: believe this belongs in the XP forum, as it is an XP startup related issue. (If not, move it to Linux please)IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will I be able to use an XP home CD to recover XP Media Centre?------------[URGENT] - ALL HELP GIVEN IS APPRECIATEDHey,I've just installed Ubuntu desktop edition 9.04 on a desktop computer.The installation was a success, and Ubuntu can now be used as a fully working operating system.BUT, when I try to load Windows XP (Media centre edition) from the GRUB option (I'm choosing the right option) it goes to the loading screen but then says something along the lines of "autochk not found - SKIPPING AUTOCHECK" followed by a Blue Screen of Death[STOP c000021a{Fatal System Error} ? 0xC000003a the system has been shut down]The system is manufactured by Packard Bell, it's a good few years old.(I would love to go in depth with its specs, but I'm not sure how on Ubuntu)It has ~512mb RAM, a nVidia graphics card and an Intel Pentium 4 (I highly doubt that means quad core) processor from what I can find.To modify the partitions, I used the ubuntu installer.Thanks so much in advance!Just to go over again in short, Ubuntu works, XP doesn't.Oh, and half of the XP documents and settings files seem to have *vanished*~AndyP.S. I believe the version of Ubuntu I have installed and working uses GNOME.I've tried using gedit to change a file in the grub fol... Read more

Answer:Windows XP boot failure after Ubuntu linux installation


Media Center (MCE) is a variation of XP Pro.

I'm not even sure that you could use an XP Pro version to "recover" an XP MCE system, since I thought that all those systems utilize recovery partitions/CDs which have been prepared by the manufacturer of the system.

These recovery/restore CDs/partitions...are not the same as an XP install CD, since they contain programs, drivers, and other modifications which might have been put in by the manufacturer.

I could be wrong.


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Hello, I have a Linux (ubuntu) machine connected to a Linksys G router (WRT54G2) via ethernet. My main PC, a Winodws XP laptop, also communicates through the linksys router (via wifi). I want to connect an external drive directly to the Linksys wireless G and be able to use *both machines (Linux and XP) to access the external drive and do backups; is this possible?

Most inexpensive external drives come with USB, not ethernet connections; the wifi has Ethernet connections. I am new too both backup devices and Linux and am on a budget.

Answer:Can one external HardDrive Backup both windows and Linux (ubuntu) PCs?

i dont see why not. what kind of backup are you doing? like are you imaging the whole thing or just ntbackup style and making a backup file to store on your external?

i dunno about the ubuntu machine tho

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I have got ubuntu on a cd.
I have got an old pc with a 60 GB hard drive with Windows Xp Home on it.
I decided I wanted to have this pc as a dual boot pc with Ubuntu & Xp Home.
I booted from the cd, partitined the Xp Home into 20GB and allotted 35GB for Ubuntu.
I then installed Ubuntu.
It looked like everything was going well.
The install took about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
After the install was finished, I clicked restart now.
The pc rebooted and I got the GRUB menu.
Ubuntu was first on the list, I clicked return.
The ubuntu symbol came up on the screen and the progress bar was below it, the progress bar started and only moved a tiny amount.
The pc did nothing for a few minutes.

Then I got this screen - please find it attached.

Please does anyone know what the problem is and how do I remedy this situation?

If it is relevent here are the specs of the pc I used:
60GB Hard Drive

Answer:Dual Boot Windows XP Home & Ubuntu Linux

also I installed it from a cd rw.
does this matter or should it have been a cd r.
also before I installed ubuntu it worked as a live cd.

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So my daughters HP mini 110 that has XP as the OS wont let me format the HD. I want some help to figure out how to format the hard drive and also help installing Linux Ubuntu on it. The HP Mini has no cd/dvd drive so I will need to use a USB stick. I have turned it off and on and hit F6 but it takes me to a system recovery mode which only provides me with 2 dates which I can recover back to. I don't want to recover my HP Mini, I want to format the entire HD and install Linux as the operating system. Can anyone assist me please?

Answer:Format Mini HP 110 HD w/Windows XP and install Linux Ubuntu

Doesn't the Linux Ubuntu installation routine allow you to delete, recreate and format partitions (like Windows does)?

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So I bought a laptop from amazon about a year ago and it came with some prehistoric version of command line Linux. So I removed that and installed and ran ubuntu Linux. Now my wife doesn't like ubuntu so I removed ubuntu and installed win 7 64bit. The install went fine but no wireless networks are showing up. I'm not really to familiar with windows, so I'm not sure what the cause could be. I'm assuming it's drivers, but can anyone please help and provide some guidance? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi ,       I just bought a new ideapad 500 am trying to install ubuntu 16.04 Lts alongside preloaded windows 10. I have  tried various options like disabling secure boot / fast boot / fast start up the USB boot just doesn't seem to work , when I try to boot through UEFI firm ware settings -> efi USB boot I get an error message ' USB boot option Not available' . Please suggest if I can achieve Dual boot ability on my ideapad

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I have a gateway laptop which at one time had windows 7. Windows started acting up, so I tried a recovery from within windows only to have it fail. I ordered from gateway the recovery disks. While waiting for the disks, I loaded the entire HD with the latest version of Ubuntu just curious i guess. I now have the gateway windows 7 recovery dvd's and it will not recover because it doesn't seem to recognize the Linux partition. Without the Microsoft Windows 7 install disk (only have gateway's recovery disks). How can I remove the Linux partition?

Any advice or help would be greatful.


Answer:Gateway recovery windows 7 DVD not recognizing Ubuntu Linux partition

Get the win7 install iso.

Better than the gateway I am sure: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean install 7, then you might want to install Mint or Pinguy - try pinguy, you may be surprised.

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Do you use Windows not because you like it or there?s some specific Windows-only application that you must use but because it?s what came on your PC? If that?s you, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, wants you to try their soon to be out Ubuntu 11.04 Linux desktop.

When I talked with Canonical marketing manager Gerry Carr, I hadn?t expected him to say that. Over the last few years, Linux desktop vendors haven?t really tried to take on Windows head-on. Oh, to be certain, I think the Linux desktop is great. I?m writing this story on Mint 10, an Ubuntu variant, and I use openSUSE 11.4, Fedora 14, and MEPIS 8.0 on other PCs and laptops. But, I know most people are content to use Windows because that?s what comes on their PCs. Carr thinks though that with Ubuntu 11.04?s new desktop interface and a few other tricks up Canonical?s sleeve, Ubuntu can win over ?casual Windows users.?Click to expand...


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NOTE=> This Tutorial is created for Windows XP users, who wants to transform their Windows XP into Linux ubuntu! So please Do not comment below that Ubuntu is Available for free, Why Not install ubuntu Like that.... Source: Transform Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without using Customization Pack
If you are using Windows XP but want to enjoy the Linux Ubuntu look, then this tutorial will help you.
After following this tutorial, you will get the same Linux Ubuntu look in your Windows XP. Below is a list of things which are going to change after in this tutorial: Linux Visual StyleIconsBoot Screen CursorsAbout Ubuntu Dialog BoxShutdown Dialog BoxUbuntu Firefox SkinUbuntu StylerUbuntu System PropertiesWallpapersUbuntu Logon Screen Few other Changes? 1. Linux Visual StyleYou can get the same look in Windows XP by using following theme: Credits: FioreSSj Download Linux Ubuntu Theme for Windows XP(Repacked by Me) 2. Linux IconsYou can use following icon pack to install them in XP: How to Install Ubuntu icons? Run ?IconTweaker and install. Then simply run IconTweaker from the start menu and drag ?Ubuntu Icontweaker Theme? into the window. * IconTweaker Software Already provided in the Folder! Credits: Dobee Download Linux Ubuntu icon pack for XP 3. Boot ScreenYou can get a similar boot screen in Windows XP: How to Install Boot Skin?
There are two alternative methods to Install Ubuntu Boot Screen on Windows XP i.e. TuneUp Utilities & Boot Skin Installe... Read more

Answer:[Tutorial] - Transform Your Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without Customization Pack!

11. Ubuntu Logon ScreenYou can get a similar Ubuntu Logon Screen in Windows XP: Credit: Lustmusket3000 Download Ubuntu Logon Screen For XP 12. Few other Changes?(A). Window Previews How to Install Windows Preview? Just Install Visual Task Tips.exe & restart your PC for Taking Effect. Download Windows Previews Software From here (B). 3D Effect How to Install?
Place this folder i.e ?Yod?m 3D? anywhere and run ?Yodm3D?. Configure to your liking. Download 3D Effect Software for XP (C). Clear Looks for XP Credits: Schmoove Download Clear Looks Software for XP End, After following all the above steps, you will get Linux Ubuntu Look & Feel in Windows XP. Source: Transform Windows XP into Linux Ubuntu without using Customization Pack NOTE=> This Tutorial is created for Windows XP users, who wants to transform their Windows XP into Linux ubuntu! So please Do not comment below that Ubuntu is Available for free, Why Not install ubuntu Like that....

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Out of the box, Ubuntu and Linux Mint look very different. From colors and icons to the placement of launchers themselves, each distro offers a completely unique experience when compared to one another.

But perhaps the biggest difference between the two distributions is each one's overall direction. Ubuntu is attempting to become a jack of all trades, offering Ubuntu experiences for the desktop, Ubuntu TV and smartphones. Linux Mint on the other hand, is quite content in keeping its original mission of providing a great desktop experience.

For example, Mint offers a typical desktop experience when it comes to browsing your menu, locating installed software and browsing files. Ubuntu however, has sweetened the experience a bit by allowing the Unity desktop to provide a dock for frequently used application, in addition to being able to locate and launch software using the Unity Dash. The idea, of course, is that the Ubuntu approach is easier to navigate. Personally, I tend to disagree, but others seem to enjoy Ubuntu's approach.Click to expand...

Source & rest of article.

Answer:Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint

Out of those that I've tried, I would go Linux Mint, but some features I like in Ubuntu though.

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I have windows media edition. i installed ubuntu yesterday after that i tried to switch windows but windows went in hibernated mode soon after window logo and then sytem restarts.after few try i press f8 for advance option before hibernating. there i made silly mistake without knowing about option i select something like "delete distoring data and start system boot".(sorry i dun remember exect option). but soon after that i am getting
STOP:c000021A {Fatal System

Error} The Session Manager Initialization System terminated unexpectedly with
a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

Please help

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Hello, I own an HP Envy 15 notebook K112-NL and have considerable difficulty installing Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint in dual-boot and triple-boot. Both with Secure Boot enabled or disabled, either enabled or disabled legacy, both with fast boot enabled or disabled and also with the default boot from internal CD / DVD ROM, it is impossible to install Linux alongside Windows. I managed for a moment to start the Linux Mint DVD but it is planted to the first screen. I think just by reading other forums, that HP does everything to not allow this operation. Has anyone had the same problem? If yes how he solved it? Thank you. [Google Translation] Original post [Italian]: Buongiorno, posseggo un notebook HP Envy 15 K112-NL e ho notevoli difficoltà ad installare Linux Ubuntu e Linux Mint in dual-boot e triple-boot. Sia con Secure boot abilitato o disabilitato, sia con legacy abilitato o disabilitato, sia con fast boot abilitato o disabilitato e inoltre con l'avvio predefinito da internal CD/DVD ROM, è impossibile installare Linux accanto a Windows. Sono riuscito un attimo a far partire il DVD di Linux Mint ma si è piantato alla prima schermata. Penso proprio, leggendo altri forum, che HP faccia di tutto per non permettere questa operazione. Qualcuno ha avuto il mio stesso problema? Se sì come lo ha risolto? Grazie.

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Original article at betanews.

Not going to link the full article but it touches certain subjects between Ubuntu and Windows 10. I would have been more interesting if it was on pure Debian or Arch or another major distribution but Ubuntu???

The UI (biased in my opinion since even within the linux community, desktop environment subject is never one fold)

The privacy settings (Yeah sure, way to go in the article comparing the privacy issues with windows 10 versus the one and only Ubuntu who caused an uproar on the community when they first released the privacy issues with Lens and Amazon, despite you can easily turn off)

Consistency: Nothing much to say here, in terms of the article aside from a big sense of fanboy alert

Non aggressive updates: One thing to note: Ubuntu 14.04 released an update to all Ubuntu families (initial 14.04.2) was all good and well if you were running a Unity for example, not for KDE... See this video for more information
Sure video above is not about forced upgrades, but you get the gist...

Security topic: Only one thing to touch:

"With Windows 10, yeah, there is now an app store, but largely, users still have to hunt for programs and driver packages on various websites. While seasoned Windows experts will know safe download sites to target, many others will be fooled into downloading malware. Hopefully Windows Defender catches it, but if not, the users' machines can be put at risk."Click to expand...

Great, lets give a... Read more

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I am not sure this is the right forum.
My roommate is running dual boot Windows XP PRO (SP3) and Ubuntu 10.10. I am running Windows XP PRO(SP3). Is there any software, that can run on both OS and can create a home network that will work between XP and Ubuntu. He has Samba installed but I have read that that works on Linux not Windows so he can see me but I can’t see him.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON 9600 SERIES , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 322551 MB; F: Total - 59835 MB, Free - 22149 MB; H: Total - 179487 MB, Free - 29749 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-6702, 1.0, 00000000
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Ubuntu / windows network?

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HiI have just installed Ubuntu on old pc to see what its like. Is it possible to network it with my other machines? I have two running XP PRO and one running XP home. If so would I be able to use it as a File and print server for my network?

Answer:Windows and Ubuntu network

"If so would I be able to use it as a File and print server for my network?"How to configure Linux as a file and print serverclick hereas an example. Google for linux file server for much more info.

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Just wondering how to get a custom login screen on ubuntu, hoping for something like mandrake linux, using a penguin.

Answer:Linux help! (Ubuntu)

I want to do this because penguins rock.

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Question: Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 The Ubuntu system download is free. Because of the limited amount of disk storage, installation alopngside Microsoft Windows may not be practical. Installation requires these steps: Download ISO file from Ubuntu website.Create a ?startup disk? on a USB stick or SD card, 2GB+ (this small laptop has no CD-ROM drive) using Startup Disk Creator if you have an Ubuntu system already, or if not download appropriate software for your system from the internet.Turn on the Acer and call up the BIOS when the ?Acer ? Explore beyond limits? screen appears.Navigate using keys listed at the bottom.Use the right arrow to highlight the ?Boot? menu, then the down arrow to highllight ?USB HDD?. Then press F6 until this is the first item on the list, then press F10. The computer will turn off and on again. Press F2 again to return to the BIOS screen.Highlight the ?Main? menu, press enter, then change the touchpad type from ?Advanced? to ?Basic? and exit the BIOS.Insert the Startup USB disk (memory stick) and install Ubuntu.After installing, shut down the system.Having completely removed Windows, to boot after installation return to the BIOS screen, navigate to ?Security?, go to ?Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing?, and select shimx64.efi from the list that appears. Press F10. You should now have a system that is reliable, includes wordprocessing and other office software, inte... Read more

Answer:Ubuntu Linux

>>>You should now have a system that is reliable>>> Thank you for the tutorial. But what if the unexpected happens? How would you recommend recovering Windows to its factory-installed state. Jack E/NJ

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Question: Linux Ubuntu

Hi after installing Linux Ubuntu I now want to delete it from the hard drive.I have goggled for advice but I think a new install using Samsung Recovery Restore and wipe the drive clean. I want to Continue with Ubuntu and I was thinking of buying a mini external HD.Can any one see a problem with this method?Reason for the uninstall I had a problem with Ubuntu and decided to reinstall using the same DVD. I now have 1&2 Ubuntu two different Desktops and its messed up the wireless connection ok when hard wired.I could ask on the Ubuntu site but I prefer PCA for advice.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu

When you install Ubuntu you can tell it to use the whole HD and reformat it.

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Question: Linux (Ubuntu)

Does anybody here use some form of Linux? I have always been interested in Linux. I have downloaded Ubuntu before and never really gave it a try. I don't know much about Linux and want to learn. I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and don't know where to begin. I'm reading all about the kernel, shell, file structure etc. (its like studying for A+ again ). I know security isn't as big as an issue and an antivirus wouldn't be as big of a deal, but does it have a firewall? I heard something about it having IP tables?
Does anyone know any good resources to get me started? Do you use Linux, why?
Why would anyone use Linux over Windows apart from it being more secure and free?

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu)

Linux lightweight, does not need that much ram
I use ubuntu 11.10, in the old laptop with only 1.5 GB of ram. it does not lag at all, very responsive.
I've even tried it on a VM, with 512MB ram, not slow.

I use ubuntu, just for browsing (sometimes)
I dual-booted ubuntu with windows 7 (on the old laptop)

hopefully will be helpful for you.
resources for you (you can read it):

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The ubuntu and linux os just like window xp, if not what is it?

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Question: Linux Ubuntu

Downloaded Ubuntu to my Laptop and am trying to make a bootable cd to load on my new desktop. brand new build and need to add OS to start using. I dont have a Microsft office disk so I am going this route. So how do I make a bootable disk and more so what file do i need to find as the boot image? I dont have a 1.44 floppy disk so that option is out.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu

You downloaded an .iso file, right?  You need to burn it to CD but it needs to be burned in a specific way that expands/extracts the image so you have usable files on your disc.  In other words, some popular burning programs such as Nero may not work.  I suggest ImgBurn for this.

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Question: Ubuntu Linux

Hell there,A lot of my freinds have Ubuntu Linux and i was thinking about getting it myself, just out of curiosity really. So heres my question, i already have vista installed, can i run both?Thanks!

Answer:Ubuntu Linux

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Question: Linux/Ubuntu

Hi all. Without burning a few dvd's I want to ask anyone if they know of which OS let's you put the desktop icons in the quick launch/taskbar ? Also changes the wallpaper on a start up? Have tried Linux Mint, Ubuntu 15.04 and some others. A while back I had Xubuntu 12.4 that was fine for me until I did all the updating. I also tried to use Cortina, Wally, can't remember the other guy. Couldn't get either one to work. Don't do too much on the computer- no playing games- just go to besthomepageever to catch up on the news, then off to your site to see if anyone has the kind of trouble I get fooling around with this computer. Thanks to all for your help. Frank


Coffee Guy said:

Hi all. Without burning a few dvd's I want to ask anyone if they know of which OS let's you put the desktop icons in the quick launch/taskbar ? Also changes the wallpaper on a start up? Have tried Linux Mint, Ubuntu 15.04 and some others. A while back I had Xubuntu 12.4 that was fine for me until I did all the updating. I also tried to use Cortina, Wally, can't remember the other guy. Couldn't get either one to work. Don't do too much on the computer- no playing games- just go to besthomepageever to catch up on the news, then off to your site to see if anyone has the kind of trouble I get fooling around with this computer. Thanks to all for your help. FrankClick to expand...

Not sure exactly what you mean by quick launch/taskbar, as not every distro has one, but those that do have one will allow you to add icons of your choosing to the launcher/dock. But even distros that do NOT have one will allow you to add one of your choosing, such as Cairo Dock, AWN (Avant Window Navigator), Plank, etc...

If you're looking to pin icons to your desktop for easy access/quick launch (like WinXP or Win7), pretty much any distro will allow that with a right click and "pin to desktop" option, nearly identical to Windows functionality. I have been a hard-core full-time Linux user since 2009 and I have never heard of Cortina or Wally, so I can only conclude they were obscure and poorly supp... Read more

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Question: linux ubuntu to xp

Hi Folks, Lets start by saying I am a complete nerd with computers so simple answers would be the best, I can follow instructions. I have just bought an Acer Aspire one aoa150 from a friend, it has Linux Ubuntu installed on it but it looks like it originally had windows xp installed on it has it has windows keycode on the bottom of it, the battery is not charging correctly only lasts for about 15 minutes when fully charged and charges to full power in about 10 minutes I know I might have to buy a new battery, I have read numerous accounts about this problem and it seems that it could be that it needs the a BIOS upgrade but the upgrade looks like it is a windows upgrade, so I would like to change it back to xp, looked all over the internet for answers but there are so many conflicting and convoluted views on how to do this. I am totally lost. Please help if you can. Thanks very much

Answer:linux ubuntu to xp

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Question: Linux (Ubuntu)

I am going to begin toying around with Ubuntu via ISO. Any comments about pros and cons relative to my potential exodus to Linux will be much appreciated. My biggest concern is whether I can still use Linksys for my wireless internet software while on Linux.

What AV's and other security software options do I have with Ubuntu? Behavior blockers? Sandboxie? Is any worth while security product supported by Ubuntu?

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu)

ZOU1 said:

I am going to begin toying around with Ubuntu via ISO. Any comments about pros and cons relative to my potential exodus to Linux will be much appreciated. My biggest concern is whether I can still use Linksys for my wireless internet software while on Linux.

What AV's and other security software options do I have with Ubuntu? Behavior blockers? Sandboxie? Is any worth while security product supported by Ubuntu?Click to expand...

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a stand alone machine. Although it's not connected up to the internet, I was able to find out all the info I needed to do so on their very active and helpful Community forum.

I use this machine as a tester. I also install Ubuntu onto anyone's computer whose product key fails to pass muster with microsoft, and again, any problems with internet etc., I go to the Community forum.

I put my hands up and admit I haven't any protection on this computer, so I cannot offer any opinions on av's etc.

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Question: Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

I have Linux Ubuntu 9.04 installed on my computer. I put in the Installation CD-ROM and cannot get it to open for installing the network connections to the internet. On WindowsXP it opens automatically.

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Answer:Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

Is it wireless or wired?

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Question: linux ubuntu

Trying out ubuntu 9.10. After I download 159 updates with update manager and install them I keep getting told I'm using wrong user name and password. This has happened 3 times and I keep having to reinstall the system. Any ideas????

Answer:linux ubuntu

OK, this is how you reset a password in hereIf you can't understand it, or need further help, please come back and let me know.

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in terms of security how safe is it to use an ubuntu pc while conected to a windows pc network.

will the the ubuntu pc spread virusses to other pc's on the metwork ??


Answer:how safe is using a ubuntu pc on a windows network ??

Any computer that is attached to a network is not immune to viruses. But, as with everything else, it's relative.
While Ubuntu (and Linux in general) is a very secure system, and Ubuntu comes with no "open ports" (that means avenues by which worms can get into your system without your assistance), there is always a certain danger from malicious software.
There is Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software for Linux, install configure, and keep them updated as you would a Windows PC.

Also there are lots of differant flavors of free Linux, so if you do not like Ubuntu you can try another.

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Greetings ,Iam going to buy " HP proBook 450 G4" but i was wondering if this model can work with linux ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system without any kind of errors or pugs .Please advise.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu Compatablilty

Which video chip? Intel or nVidia? I might actually suggest Ubuntu 16.10 to better support the newest hardware. I am actually sending this on a 6th gen HP laptop with Intel video running Kubuntu 16.04 which is Ubuntu with the KDE desktop instead of the default Gnome. You don't ever expect Linux to "just work"; it often requires some tweaks but the support community is second to none and I guarantee you can get all the hardware working as long as you have some basic Linux skills or are willing to acquire them.

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how do i turn down fan noise on ubuntu ??

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I just built a new system with a QX9650 and Gigabyte X38 mobo. I have 2 drives in RAID 0 and a third drive that isn't in RAID. I am running Vista 64 bit currently. I put the OS and programs/games on the RAID drives and other misc data on the third drive. If I install a 4th hard drive, is it possible to put Ubuntu or some other linux distro on it and then easily boot into this OS whenver I want to? Can I then access files on the other drives, or are the filesystems incompatible? How would I control which OS I boot into?

Also, to install the RAID 0, the mobo had specific instructions on how to install with windows xp/vista (had to load a hard disk driver when installing). Do I need to load specific RAID drivers for linux?

Thanks alot!

Answer:Linux (Ubuntu) with Vista 64 bit

You can indeed put Linux on the fourth drive. It will definitely be able to see the third drive, getting it to see the RAID array might be a bit more difficult.

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I thought I would try installing Ubuntu Linux on my older spare PC currently running XP. I've downloaded Linux from & burnt the files to DVD, I can see the files on the DVD. Having loaded the disc & rebooted my old PC it just boots into XP. I've checked the boot sequence in BIOS & it's set to DVD then HDD & I can hear the DVD drive spin up when the PC starts. I've also installed a file from the DVD which is supposed to help if you have trouble getting the PC to boot from the DVD. There is no install file on the DVD to manually start the install.

I don't know what else to try, can anyone make a suggestion?

Answer:Ubuntu Linux not installing

Greetings nigh.

My next: 1. Try to boot another machine to that DVD - 2. Re-download / re-burn / reboot to the Ubuntu .iso. Good luck, let us know.

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I have just downloaded and saved ubuntu 7.10 and saved it to my computer. It is a 698mb iso file.I have a second computer which at this time has no os and I have just formatted the hd ready to accept linux, could somebody explain the rest of the procedure to get linux off my computer and into the new one please. If I burn this program to cd and set the bios to boot from cdrom will this program install like windows?Thank you

Answer:linux ubuntu install

You'll have to choose the "burn image" option in your burning software, don't just burn the file as data. Yes it should boot and install.

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Tried to run ubuntu linux from the live cd as wanted to see if I could "find"a lost drive it halted part way through and am now unable to boot PC.Was running windoews XP,drives spin up but doesnt get to BIOS screen just emits a regular single beep.Reset CMOS but this made no difference.All advice welcome thanks in advance.

Answer:Has Ubuntu Linux offed my PC

yes it might have done have you got a recovery cd or windows xp cd try and boot from those to see if your pc will come up. not sure about the single beep you should check with the mother board manufacture about that. how old is the mother board.

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

Answer:Ubuntu 14.4 Linux is on the street

Ubuntu lost me as a user since they started that Unity - yukk. I converted to Mint Mate and am very happy with it. Even the Gnome3 versions of Mint are better.

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We are trying to set up email with my wife's new Asus EE which had TBird installed as the email software. If we choose POP as the connection then the incoming server address (tiscali)is rejected. If we choose IMAP then we can complete the wizard but "cannot find server" appears. I suspect it is a Linux thing that I do not know enough about. Anyone else got any thoughts please.

Answer:Thunderbird and Ubuntu Linux

Tried POP and got through wizard without error message until the end when I am told "cannot connect to server" and "cannot find click here"

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

Answer:Linux ubuntu 14.4 is on the street

I like Debian (Gnome) myself but thanks for this

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Hi, I am planning to buy a HP notebook and want to run it as a Win10/Ubuntu dual boot. I would like to buy either the HP Spectre x360 13-4116na or HP ENVY x360 15-w101na.I have seen threads in this and other forums that a dual boot is possible and that there are some problems with the sound, but that there are solutions for these problems. But I have seen threads complaining about problems with graphic cards and especially some people saying that they deliberately chose NOT a QHD screens as if Ubuntu would not be able to deal with this higher resolution. Sounds unlikely to me, but could this pose a problem for Ubuntu with those two models I mentioned? Thanks for helping me to choose the right computer.ToruOkada

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Hey Guys,I'm presently a Toshiba user that's looking to go to change my Satellite P20 for a Lenovo IdeaPad Y710, and I would like to know, are their problems with Linux on the Y710? Can the video card, webcam, wireless network card, and sound card all work as well as they do in Vista in Linux?

Answer:Ubuntu Linux on Y710

Hi, man =)As far as known here, there were some successful Ubuntu installations on Y510. Also it is konwn at the moment that all drivers except videocard (ATI graphics) are the same for Y510 and Y710. So it seems to be OK to install Linux on Y710 - so far nobody reported about any problems with hardware on Linux. Oh, except inverted camera, but this one was solved somehow.HTHGL

//help will save the world

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I have built a computer based on a Asus P4V800-X motherboard. I tried to install Ubuntu v5.10 but I get an error message saying,Disc error 20, AX = 4229 Drive EF Boot Failed. I do not have windows installed on the Brand new hard drive.Any help would be appreciated, Flop.

Answer:Linux Ubuntu v5.10 installing

you may have an error on your installation disc.did you download it direct from a mirror site or use a torrent?I would recommend you use a torrent client as this will check for file integrity automatically rather than run a md5 checksum.Also tends to give higher download speeds.suggest you download it again.

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Hello, i have one question. I want to install Ubuntu on my u400. Can I format disk, install ubuntu and work on it? but what if i wish to come back to Windows7? can i just press Recorvery button and install W7 as before? Will be there any problems with files format etc?

Answer:u400 + Linux UBUNTU

You should create a set of recovery discs before you install Ubuntu or alter any of the partition sizes because afterwards the one key recovery will not work; please refer to the top stickied thread in this board for more information.

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Next LTS is coming out Apr 29

Answer:Ubuntu Linux 10.04 is (coming) out

This is a long term release.

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For those who like to play around with Linux Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 14.4 are out in both 32 and 64 bit modes. Loading the 64 bit mode into VMWare 10 Workstation at this time. . .enjoy.

Answer:Ubuntu 14.4 Linux is on the street

Ubuntu lost me as a user since they started that Unity - yukk. I converted to Mint Mate and am very happy with it. Even the Gnome3 versions of Mint are better.

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I'm trying to extract the video from my camcorder via Firewire, in LiVES. When I do, I get this error message, and I don't know what it means.

Is ieee1394, driver, and raw1394 loaded?Click to expand...

Answer:LiVES on Linux (Ubuntu)

ieee1394 = Firewire so the error message is about missing the software to recognize the firewire connection.

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Just thought I'd post some of my impressions from a week or so of use of my new SL400.  I have moved from the vaunted T line (T-42 to be exact) to the much maligned SL line.  Honestly, so far I'm giving my vote to the SL-400, except for two things that feel a bit wonky, but I'm getting used to.  The first is the keyboard.  Feel is outstanding, but the relocation of the 6 key home/end/delete/insert/pgup/pgdn keys is a bad idea.  The modern up down layout that many regular keyboards have is bothersome enough, but to move page up page down to the cursor pad, when CTRL-Page up Alt-Page dn combos are common show a total lack of forethought.  Pressing CTRL-PgDn used to be thumb on right CTRL, middle finger on pgup/dn and go.  I'm getting used to the odd placement, but I don't have to like it. The second "quirk" is in no way Lenovo's fault because I'm running linux and some things are still a little bit wonky there, like the vol keys not working, suspend sometimes being a suspend of death etc... The things I DO like about this laptop are many.  The dual core 1.8GHz Core2Duo CPU is very very fast and responsive.  I can compile two mpeg video streams (niced of course) while doing other stuff, and the cpus are maxed out, and the internal temp is still max 53C or so, sometimes in the high 40s. It took a bit of fiddling to get working graphics and networking, but again, I'm using a nearly new chipset in both areas here. I'm... Read more

Answer:SL 400 First Impressions. (p.s. I run ubuntu linux)

I'm planning on running ubuntu on my sl300 if it ever gets here as well.  You got the graphics working, did you have to take any odd steps?  Try opengl/compiz yet? How's performance?   forum higher-ups take note and forward to lenovo: windows license is a waste on people like us who buy lenovos for their quality, i know your hands are tied by microsoft antitrust stuff.. but if you have to ship with an operating system, I'd pay $20 or something for freedos preinstalled instead of the windows tax, and you won't have to support it like a linux distribution.

Lenovo SL300 Ownerearning an MSECE at GATech, with undergrad in BME.

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Win 7/Win XP/Ubuntu Linux Tri-boot

I have a PC that is currently a dual boot between Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron). The two operating systems are on separate physical drives. Ubunutu is on the PC?s original 250 gig drive (the primary) and Win 7 is on a 1 TB Seagate internal drive that I added later (the slave).

I already discussed dual booting with Ubuntu and Win 7 on a Linux forum. I installed each OS completely independently of the other. I installed Ubuntu first without the other drive installed. I later disconnected the 250 GB primary drive and installed Windows 7 to the 1 TB drive as if Ubuntu were not even present on the PC. Later I reconnected and edited a file known as menu.lst in Ubuntu?s feature known as ?Grub?. Grub looks at the file and gives me the choice of Windows 7 or Ubuntu when I boot up.

Now it?s a long story, but I need to add Windows XP to my choices. I?m told on the Ubuntu forum that I can temporarily disconnect the Ubuntu drive and set up XP on the 1 TB drive as a dual boot with Bootloader handling the choice between Win 7 and XP. The idea is to get it running right and later reconnect the Ubuntu drive. Grub will give me the choice between Ubuntu and Windows; then if I choose Windows, Bootloader will give me the choice between Win 7 and XP. I could live with that.

So the Ubuntu drive is disconnected. We don?t have to worry about that in this thread. If I have any trouble with Grub, I?ll... Read more

Answer:Win 7/Win XP/Ubuntu Linux Tri-boot

Tom, I think the answer to your question is on the first sentence of the Tutorial how to load the SATA drivers: "When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive."

So, if setup can find your HD, you should be good to go.

One remark: installing XP after Windows 7 is a bit more complicated, you will have to repair Windows 7 boot file to add XP. You have mentioned the tutorial, so you shoudl be good to go. I just highlight it since it can be a stumbling block.

Regarding the floppy disk thing, from what I know it is XP's idiosyncrasy, it doesn't allow drivers to be loaded with USB drives. It is from a time there were no USB drives...

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I'm gonna try giving linux a shot with a dual boot but I'm having trouble making the install disk. I dl'ed the version I want, now using "InfraRecorder" (which was recommended by the linux distributer) I'm trying to make the disk but it says burn the .ISO file but the file I dl'ed is in a winrar format?? Am I suppose to go through the compressed file and look for a certain ISO file?

Answer:Trying to install linux ubuntu

If you didn't install a program that handles .iso formats then winrar will associate itself with those files by default. If you do the right click properties thing of the icon even though it looks like a winrar file, there is a good chance it is actually an ISO which can be burned by the program of your choice.

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Windows has made me a chain smoker.

To begin I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on a custom built computer. I use a Belkin Basic Wireless Adapter FD71101 v1 to connect to my wireless networks.

I'll have my system specs in a post below since I have to post in Ubuntu and have to switch between operating systems.

This is the situation I'm facing:

Abound 4 to 5 days ago I started noticing a significant decrease in my internet bandwidth speed while using Windows 7. I thought nothing of it since I live with 4 other roommates and I figured they were watching Netflix, downloading, gaming, etc.

Soon after that my connection dropped entirely although all my roommates, my Android phone, and Ubuntu could connect to the network we have. It seemed I was the only one having this problem. I would also like to say my roommates use everything from Windows 7, Mac OS X, Windows Vista, iOS, and Android OS.

My first instinct was to reboot computer, unplug wireless adapter/plug back in, update latest drivers for wireless adapter. The next step should have been to reboot the modem and router, unfortunately we pay for internet through our landlord and I had no access to the router until the weekend was over.

So I repeated the previous steps, and added in removing my settings for the network and re-applying those settings, removing them again and then trying to connect letting it set itself up. No luck.

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Answer:Windows 7 Network Issue (involves Ubuntu 11.10)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacurer & Model: Intel DG33TL
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Display Device: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT

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Just curious before I waste the time....

I am a newbie in the Linux world but I have become quite fond of Ubuntu...however...I am very dependent on Photoshop and Illustrator due to my job. Everything else I am pretty much an open source kind of that being the case...can I run the Mac version of Adobe software on an Ubuntu linux pc?


Answer:Mac Software running on Ubuntu Linux

Short and sweet:


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After months of widespread anticipation, the latest version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution--Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ?Precise Pangolin?--was released in its final form early Thursday morning.

?For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports laptops, desktops, and netbooks with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop shell called 'Unity,' which introduces 'Head-Up Display' search capabilities,? wrote Ubuntu Release Manager Kate Stewart in the official announcement. ?Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Center is now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search, and usability.?

As a Long Term Support (LTS) release, Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported for a full five years on both desktops and servers, making it a particularly attractive choice for business users.Click to expand...

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Answer:Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Is Here at Last

I'm upgrading as we speak, but I think a lot of others are as well, because the built-in updater is crawling...

I'm only averaging around 80kB/s on the download.

Might have been quicker to download the ISO. Even though I would be downloading more than I needed, at least then I could grab from multiple mirrors to speed things up.

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i hae dual monitors in win xp, but i have no clue how to set it up in linux. if anyone knows anything about this, please tell me, one monitor sucks

Answer:can i set up dual monitors in ubuntu linux?

Have you tried just plugging two in during the install? You might be surprised.

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Hi,I have an old Hp compact dc5100 and I want to upgrade the bios. I use ubuntu and there's any manual or procedure to do this in the hp drivers page.How can I do?Thanks for attention

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Can I use Linux os like ubuntu in acer Aspire E5-571G notebook?Linux driver available?from where I can download it?slpeacially nvdia driver for linux?

Answer:Can I use Linux os like ubuntu in acer Aspire E5-5...

Acer doesn't offer Linux drivers for this laptop, by the way you can install it.if your BIOS is UEFI, remember to disable secure boot before installing Linux. About drivers, normally distro like Ubuntu has all you need, maybe you have to download some drivers from the repository; reading some results from Google search, seems to work without any extra download. about nVidia linux:

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I installed Linux Ubuntu onto my laptop, When i enter the boot manager to attempt to boot Ubuntu it just goes black for a couple of seconds and then starts windows. there are no error dialogues, it just shows black and then boots windows.P.S. I went through the entire linux installation process.

Answer:Unable to boot Linux Ubuntu

@_Potato HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled. IF you replace that or add a different OS, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that other OS -- as HP then provides no assistance on that.Win10 PCs nearly all use UEFI and that poses special problems for installing Linux distros: best bet for Linux support, since HP does not provide Linux drivers, is to contact the support forum for the Linux distro you are trying to install -- in this case, the Ubuntu Forums: Luck

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I built this system in March 2009 and windoze vista 64 home premium.

This particular edition of vista was a nightmare from day one and I eventually found a work-a-round to get Ubuntu installed. NO Linux support from the MB manufacturer.

5 days after getting it to a dual boot system, vista stopped recognizing the mouse and keyboard.

So, I have a MOBO that doesn't like Ubuntu and is a nightmare to try to fond workarounds for.

Here is what I have to work with:

XFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID

AMD Phenom 9500 Processor HD9500WCGDBOX - 2.20GHz, 4 x 512KB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+, Processor with Fan

Kingston PC6400 800MHz 4GB DDR2 Desktop Memory - (2 x 2048MB), 240 Pin

OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Fatal1ty Edition Video Card - 768MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready

Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

And the full sized ATX tower w/750 watt PS.

Which Motherboards would be the best to work with that HAS Linux SUPPORT?

Thanks for all the help over the years guys!

I truly do appreciate it!


Answer:Motherboard with Ubuntu/Linux support

Is there a specific component on that motherboard that you're having problems with? I can't imagine that the motherboard is not "compatible" with linux - in fact, I've found threads with people using Ubuntu with that mobo. I also find it odd that you'd have a Windows Vista issue with that mobo since most of the users I see online who use it are running Vista or 7 64-bit. Perhaps you have a faulty motherboard and it's not a problem with the model itself.

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Hey, I have set up our home network with an E2000 Linksys router and we have a wireless printer on this Network 2 windows 7 pc's, 1linux (Ubuntu 10.04), 1 iMac (snow leopard), and 1 Windows Xp pc.

This might be an easy question or a tricky one but if anyone knows how to make it so that we can share files between computers and also so that they can all access the printer on the network.

So far the only ones that can see each other on the network are the Windows pc's but i am still having trouble even making it so that the Windows pc's can share files.

Can anyone help me!??

Answer:How to share files between Mac Win 7 and Ubuntu Linux???

well, are you trying to share the printer FROM a PC (which one if so), or is the printer by its self and connected to the wireless?

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hey i need a guide to install linux program or operating system ubuntu but i want to keep xp so if i dont like it i can use xp and uninstall ubuntu

Answer:ubuntu linux install partition

Hi, have a look here click here it might help or do a google search. Ubuntu has a good site starting here click heregood luck, yaesu

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Again from my other thread about the better OS for a slower machine leads me to another question.

If I were to install a Linux Ubuntu is there any security from being attacked? say if I was doing online backing would it be safer to stick with a windows machine or a linux machine? on a windows machine has a built in firewall (if you have service pack 2) also there are many of other 3rd party firewalls that you can install onto windows xp or windows 2000. does ubuntu offer any type of securty? and i'm sure my router has a built in firewall.

i should also mention that i dont know JACK SH!T about linux.


Answer:How secure is linux ubuntu vs Microsoft OS??

I'll stick with my overall answer from your other thread. In theory, Linux will be more secure, but there's really only one main issue to consider. If your friend has a problem with his PC, who will he call for help? If it's you, and you don't know anything about Linux (not an insult, neither do I), I wouldn't even consider giving him Linux. I would never give it to one of my relatives, because if there was a problem, they'd come right back to me for I couldn't provide.

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Hi Everyone,
Last night I had the wild urge to try out the linux distribution of Ubuntu, I really thought everything was going well. Within Ubuntu, there's a hard drive partitioning application built-in, that part of the installation seemed to go well. I proceeded to move forward with the installation, I setup my Internet connection.. etc., I got that setup as well. The Ubuntu software needed to download / install some additional software, that's when thing's started getting crazy. When I thought I had Ubuntu setup well enough for the time being, I decided to restart my computer. I received the normal operating selection screen, I chose windows 10, I was able to load windows normally.. or so I thought. I couldn't gain a wireless network connection, no matter what I tried. Anyway, I got mad / frustrated and wiped out the partition where I had Ubuntu installed. I must have been half asleep, because after I did so.. windows 10 would no longer bootup. This morning I had download / burn the latest image file and reinstall the software, anyway.. I'm not done with my setup.. so I still have more work to do. So much for my urge to try out Ubuntu.

Answer:Ubuntu Linux Installation Issues

You can run it live from the DVD or run it as a virtual PC with virtual box which is free

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Hi all, I have recently bought a HP Elite book 840 G3 and installed Linux/ubuntu 16.04. Everything works properlyexcept one thing which is really problematic for me : the VGA output does not work and I am not able to getany image of the computer. I have tested it on more tan 20 videoprojectors and I get only one casewhere I can send the image to videoprojector, all other cases nothing was possible. On the other hand,as I also have Windows 7 installed on a double boot, everything worked out properly with windows.Is there a known incompatibility in the graphic card or whatever works for the VGA outputwith Linux/Ubuntu 16.04 ? Is there a way to solve this issue ? Thanks Cyril


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Hi,If i am running the live cd of linux ubuntu in VMWare, if i tell it to install it, will it install on my hard drive or will i be able to run the os on the virtual machine without using the cd if it was set to 8 gb will the install be on thatThanksBen

Answer:Linux Ubuntu install and virtual pc

It will install on the virtual machine as long as you are running the live cd there.

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I am trying to dual boot between Windows XP Home Edition and Ubuntu Linux version 6. Previously i had no problem as i was able to install linux without the Grub bootloader and use Norton's Boot Magic to change between the Operating Systems. I have now installed Linux 6 with the Grub boot loader but i cannot change the boot order so that it boots XP by default which is what i really need it to do. Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Ubuntu LInux & XP Dual Boot

Check this out click here

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Hi,I have just managed to get linux ubuntu working on my pc with wireless something which I have never been able to do for years.Anyway what i want to do is install beryl on it which is the cool effects thing. Sadly it comes in the compressed folder and complicated files. sadly I do not know what I have to do with them, and I would really like to install it.So is there anyone out there that would be so kind in telling me how i install it, now i do know alot about computers but if you could explain it as simple as possible and in steps that would be wonderful. My hat will go out to anyone who will be able to help me get this installedThanksBen

Answer:How do I install Beryl on Linux Ubuntu Help Please

Hello , Internetwizzkid , do a search on Google for " Installing Beryl on Ubuntu " and you'll get plenty of hits about various types of Ubuntu like Edgy Eft , Feisty Fawn , Dapper Drake and both ATI and NVidia cards as well , so your combination should be covered ... Ashley

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As we know Mint Is based on Ubuntu but Ubuntu doesn't have some tools available in Mint and some of them are very useful and are "must-have"

so there the procedure:

open terminal, type:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb qiana main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list'
then update by
sudo apt-get update
normally an error should happen at the end about the public key

so type :
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
a permission will be asked, say yes to the prompt

re-update by
sudo apt-get update

this time no more error should happen and you will have now access to every Mint tolls
that is it.

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I have a friends Seagate  Barracuda 7200.11 500GB. it was in his HP Pavilion Elite m9750a. Running Vista Home Premium. In the PC it would not boot past the initial splash screen. None of the "F" options were operational. I have removed the HDD and placed it in a "Dock". Still windows [XP this time] will not recognize the drive, neither will UBUNTU .... I booted UBUNTU from a CD. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? I do hear the discs inside spin... Can anyone have a guess at the cost of data retrieval? I have considered that changing the logic board may help... Any advice or assistance would be appreciated

Answer:HDD not found by Vista or by UBUNTU [linux]

Hi Changing the logic board will make the drive unrecoverable. it is likely the drive is stuck in Busy a very common problem with some Seagate 500gb drives. if this is one of them and your feel that you can do this procedure it may get the drive working again. If you do get the drive accessible then update the firmware as soon as possible. The instructions are here firmware is here it is one of the effected drives you need to apply the fix exactly as described give yourself 30 to 45 seconds between each step have someone time it for you. Doing this yourself could cause data loss  Lisa

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I am going to try and install Ubuntu 6.10 on a spare machine (PC). I downloaded the .ISO file but don't know how to proceed in setting up a bootable CD. I don't think I will need to dual boot so will be Linux only PC. The PC is a PII 700 with 192MB RAM. It is very basic with just a CDROM and floppy. I don't know much about the Linux OS flavors but have Ubuntu in my hand so would like to use that. How do I make a bootable CD from/with the .ISO file

Answer:Making the move to Ubuntu Linux - help!

The .iso file is already bootable. Just burn it using the "burn image" feature of your favourite CD-burning program.

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HIya guys a pc ive got here has been running on XP but the OS is now well corrupted and i cant get to the desktop? (Wont load SAFE MODE) i must backup the files and unfortunately i was given the pc in this state so i am now left to back the files up, can i use Linux or Ubuntu to run as a backup os and retrive the files from the drive like PDF's and other files needed?
Thanks guys

Answer:XP corrupted can i use Linux/Ubuntu to get the files off it?

You could try the good old DoS commands

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hello i have just installed linux ubuntu on my computer and would like to know whether a firewall is necessary before i go online. If so which one would you recomend? much appreciated

Answer:is a firewall absolutely necessary for linux ubuntu?

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I'm try to get throught to the Ubuntu web site click here All it says its connecting to remote host, its been saying that for the past 4 minutes.Can you check please just to make sure its not me.Thanks.

Answer:Ubuntu Linux web site problem?

I got "cannot find server" but PCA is painfully slow today so thats not a good indication really.

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I have ubuntu 5.04 installed. I did a netstat -l to see what was opened on my system and I found several entries like:
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 13734 /tmp/orbit-harry/linc-226f-0-1bac2d62a9d22


unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 13186 @/tmp/dbus-hIk2dV0DVj

I'm somewhat new to linux, however in windows I know that programs in the tmp directory that look that that can be problems? is this normal or do I have a virus or worm or something?

Answer:Ubuntu Linux Security Question

In unix/linux, there are sockets not only for communication between hosts on a network, but also sockets for passing information between two processes running on the same computer, known as unix domain sockets. Say you have one program that needs to pass information to another in a producer-consumer fashion. One way of passing the data would be through the use of unix sockets.

So when you do a netstat, pay close attention to the categories. You should see at least two sections:

Active Internet connections
Active UNIX domain sockets

Unix domain sockets should not be accessible through the internet--they are not bound to TCP or UDP protocols.

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I am running Ubuntu 7.04 and have recently been getting winantivirus pro 2007 popups every so often. It is really annoying because I know how to handle it in Windows but don't know what to do about it in Ubuntu.

Could someone please help!


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Anyone managed to get their wireless network card working in the Ubuntu distro of Linux? If so any tips as I'm having no luck with mine!

Answer:Wireless networking in Linux (Ubuntu)

Quote from a Linux forum:Every release of Ubuntu includes an updated kernel with more device support than the one before. Being a change addict I always update when new releases come out. IMHO, If you have hardware that's not directly supported by an older Ubuntu release, upgrade to the latest. WiFi support in particular continues to expand with each release.and.....The *.inf file is the one you need to install in ndiswrapper. Try downloading a fresh one from the manufacturer's website. SOmetimes that helps. The *.sys file needs to be available in the same directory as the *.inf file, but it's the *.inf file you install. ndiswrapper -i /path-to-/*.inf.....I'm a newbie and managed to get two different Broadcom cards working on 2 different laptops first time using (a) the latest release of PCLinuxOS and (b) the recommended drivers from the ndiswrapper web site. One was in fact a Dell driver.

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hi guys,

for those who doesn't know , Kali Linux (ex-Backtrack) is a powerful forensic distro based on Debian, but many of us use Ubuntu (or variants) because it is easier to handle.

so in this tutorial, i will show you how to proceed to add Kali repositories to get Kali tools in Ubuntu.

i am using Kubuntu Trusty personally so this tutorial will reflect it; you have to adjust the procedure slightly if you use Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu or/and with an older kernel

1- open your Software Center/Manager, the application that allows you to pick various softwares (Muon Discover, etc..)

2- go to each link below, click on technical details , select your ubuntu version; important , Trusty is not available yet so you have to choose Raring instead.

3- click on Source tab , then "add source"


4- copy the links below then add them one by one in order to the source (step 3).
For example for my Kubuntu Trusty 14.04 i have to use Raring

deb raring main

deb raring main

deb raring main
5- close and relaunch your software center to see if the lines above are added.

6- now ... Read more

Answer:[How To] add Kali Linux repositories in Ubuntu

I saw that a while ago on HF. I thought it was interesting, then one of my friend told me to not do that as I could "break my system". Apparently, doing that would basically apply Kernel patches for one Kernel to another and it could lead to system instability.

What would you recommend ?

He linked me this also :

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