Archive for November, 2012

Windows 7 disk partitioning annoyance

Windows 7 disk partitioning annoyance

Today I made an attempt to dual-boot Windows 7 and BackTrack 5 R3 on a single hard disk drive (HDD), but on a computer with two internal HDDs. From the BIOS setup utility, the first drive is a 200 GB Maxtor HDD, while the second is a 250 GB Samsung HDD. The HDDs did not contain any data I wanted […]

Elementary OS Luna preview

Elementary OS Luna preview

The first beta edition of what will become Elementary OS Luna has been released. Luna is a bold attempt to revamp and completely retool Jupiter, the distribution’s first edition. I got a first look at what Luna will bring to the table with the latest stable edition of Pear Linux, whose shell, Pear Shell, is based on Pantheon, the desktop […]

Dual-boot Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon and Windows 8 on UEFI hardware

Dual-boot Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon and Windows 8 on UEFI hardware

Alternate titles: How to dual-boot Linux Mint 13 and Windows 8 Pro; dual-booting Windows 8 and Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon side-by-side. This article is this website’s latest on Linux Mint, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Previous articles are available on the distribution’s category page at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/mint. After writing dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI hardware, the […]

Note to EFF: FDE implementation in Ubuntu’s Ubiquity is only at 50%

Note to EFF: FDE implementation in Ubuntu’s Ubiquity is only at 50%

In Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Full Disk Encryption, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Micah Lee gave the non-profit organization some credit for pushing Mark Shuttleworth and crew to implement full disk encryption (FDE) in Ubiquity, the graphical installation program of Ubuntu Desktop. That feature, together with LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, made their debut in Ubuntu 12.10, the latest release […]

Ubuntu 12.10 review

Ubuntu 12.10 review

As always, the latest edition of Ubuntu was released on schedule. Ubuntu 12.10, code-named Quantal Quetzal, was released on October 18. What’s different about this release, is that it is the first October release that I can recall in a long time that comes with new features that are at once cool and controversial. End-to-end and bumper-to-bumper, it is the […]

Why is Windows 8 on SSD invisible to Ubuntu 12.10’s installer?

Why is Windows 8 on SSD invisible to Ubuntu 12.10’s installer?

Soon after I got my paws on a Windows 8 Pro installation DVD, I began what I thought would be a simple process of setting up a dual-boot system between it and Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop on an SSD. The SSD is a 2.5″ 128 GB unit from OCZ Technology Group, Inc., which I have already used to dual-boot Windows 7 […]

Dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI hardware

Dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI hardware

Alternate titles: How to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and Windows 8 Pro; how to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10; dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu on a single hard drive (HDD). So, I got a friend to lend me his copy of Windows 8 Pro. Armed with it, and an installation image of Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop, I set out to […]

Ubuntu 12.10 installation and disk partitioning guide

Ubuntu 12.10 installation and disk partitioning guide

Alternate titles: How to create partitions in Ubuntu 12.10 manually; Manual disk partitioning guide for Ubuntu 12.10. Ubiquity, the graphical installation program of Ubuntu Desktop, got some much-needed feature-enhancements in the latest edition of the popular Linux distribution. Two features that have been standard in the installation programs of other distributions finally got implemented. (One of them, is only partially […]

ZShaolin keeps getting better. Now has vim, nmap, git, rsync, and ssh

Remember ZShaolin? Yep, it’s that Android ninja tool that gives you zsh and a whole bunch of command-line applications on your Android device, minus the need to root it. I first brought it to your attention via this article. Five days later, a new version has been released. And if you were happy with the features the first one shipped […]

How to customize Pear Linux 6

How to customize Pear Linux 6

Pear Linux 6, code-named Bartlett, is the latest release of Pear Linux, or Pear OS, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Unlike its parent distribution, which uses the Unity Desktop, Pear Linux features a slightly modified version of the Pantheon Shell called Pear Shell. (In Pear Linux 6 review, I made the erroneous assumption that Pear Shell is an […]

Pear Linux 6 review

Pear Linux 6 review

Pear Linux 6, code-named Bartlett, is the latest release of Pear Linux, or Pear OS, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Unlike its parent distribution, which uses the Unity Desktop, Pear Linux features a custom GNOME Shell called Pear Shell. Pear Linux 6 is based on Ubuntu 12.04, and features many new and cool features. In fact, the version […]