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How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R3 and Windows 7

How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R3 and Windows 7

BackTrack Linux is now known as Kali Linux. You may read all Kali Linux articles and tutorial at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/kali-linux. This is the just another tutorial on BackTrack 5 published on this website. You may read the previous tutorial’s on this distribution’s category page at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/backtrack. BackTrack is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, but specifically designed and loaded with […]

Fedora 18 and fedup

Fedora 18 and fedup

Fedora 18 is still at least two months away from hitting a download mirror near you, but if you have read the articles on pre-stable versions that have been published on this website, you’d know that Anaconda, the Fedora system installer, will be a completely different beast on Fedora 18. How it’s going to be received will be an interesting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to uninstall the overlay-scrollbar in Pear Linux 6 and Ubuntu 12.10

How to uninstall the overlay-scrollbar in Pear Linux 6 and Ubuntu 12.10

Pear Linux is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. The latest edition of both distributions – Ubuntu 12.10 and Pear Linux 6, were released about two weeks ago. While they both come with new and exciting features, especially Pear Linux 6, they also feature one of the most annoying features available on any desktop distribution. I am, of course, […]

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with UEFI hardware

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with UEFI hardware

How to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 and how to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drive provided step-by-step guides on how to setup a dual-boot system with those operating systems. They were based on test installations on computers with BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) firmware. While the tutorials worked for people using computers […]

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with UEFI board, SSD and HDD

Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with UEFI board, SSD and HDD

How to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 and how to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drive provided step-by-step guides on how to setup a dual-boot system with those operating systems. They were based on test installations on computers with BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) firmware. While the tutorials worked for people using computers […]

Is that a backdoor or an “administrative password” on your Verizon Internet router?

If Verizon was your Internet Service Provider back in April 2011, you probably received an updated Terms of Service (TOS) spelling out several updates to their TOS. And if you are like most users, you likely did not read it or even if you did, you did not pay particular attention to the details. Somebody brought it to my attention […]

Cinnamon 1.6 review

Cinnamon 1.6 review

Alternate titles: Review of Cinnamon 1.6; Cinnamon 1.6 screen shot tour; Cinnamon screen shots; Cinnamon 1.6; Cinnamon 1.6 review; Cinnamon desktop. Presently, Cinnamon is the most buzz-generating and headline-grabbing desktop environment in the Free Software community. Inspired by popular discontent with what the default GNOME 3 Shell brought to the table, it offers an alternative to those who do not […]

How to customize Cinnamon 1.6

How to customize Cinnamon 1.6

Alternate titles: Cinnamon 1.6 customization tips; how to tweak default settings in Cinnamon 1.6 desktop; how to customize Cinnamon desktop. The latest edition of Cinnamon desktop, Cinnamon 1.6, has just been released. And even though it is a Linux Mint project, as at the time of publishing this article, I have not been able to upgrade my installation of Linux […]

Install Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Install Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Alternate titles: How to install Cinnamon desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin; how to install Cinnamon desktop 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Cinnamon 1.6, the latest edition of the desktop environment whose development was partly inspired by popular dissatisfaction with Unity and GNOME 3 was released yesterday. It is a project from the developers of Linux Mint, a desktop distribution […]

7 tips for dual-booting Linux distributions and Windows

7 tips for dual-booting Linux distributions and Windows

Alternates title: Tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux; tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux on a computer with 2 two hard drives; tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux on a computer with an SSD and 1 HDD. This is an updated version of tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux. Information for dual-booting using a combination of a Solid State Drive […]

How to launch and use a shell terminal in Linux

How to launch and use a shell terminal in Linux

People new to Linux tend to react to any reference of the Linux shell terminal with fright. But there is nothing scary about our beloved shell terminal, or what we most commonly call the command-line interface (CLI) or simple the command-line. It is a very powerful place to interact with Linux. Every operating system has its own “command-line,” including Windows. […]

Have you met Johnny?

Have you met Johnny?

If you have never heard of or used John the Ripper, then you most likely have not heard of or used Johnny either. So, what, or who, is Johnny? Well, Johnny is not a who, more like a what. What Johnny is, is a graphical interface to John the Ripper, which is a very powerful and cross-platform password cracking tool […]

Top 3 applications menu extensions for GNOME 3

Top 3 applications menu extensions for GNOME 3

On an unmodified, GNOME 3 desktop, the Activities button provides access to all installed applications. But in some circles, it is one reason that the GNOME 3 desktop is not very popular. In fact, a few GNOME 3-using distributions that offer a more user-friendly interface for desktop computing feature a modified GNOME Shell without the Activities button, opting to replace […]

Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drives

Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drives

This is the second article on dual-booting Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 with Windows 7. But while the first one, how to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, showed how to do it on a computer with a single hard drive, this one gives a step-by-step guide on how to do it on a computer with two hard drives. If you have […]

Dual-boot Linux Deepin 12.06 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drives

Dual-boot Linux Deepin 12.06 and Windows 7 on a computer with 2 hard drives

Linux Deepin is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Like Pear Linux, it ships with a custom GNOME 3 interface that is more user-friendly than the stock GNOME 3 desktop. The latest edition, Linux Deepin 12.06, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04, was released just a few days ago. While a detailed review is still in the works, this […]

How to add an entry for a Linux distribution in Windows’ boot menu

How to add an entry for a Linux distribution in Windows’ boot menu

Dual-booting any version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system with a Linux or BSD desktop or server distribution is a very common practice. For first time users of Linux, that is the easiest way to keep using Windows, while getting used to their choice of Linux distribution. One of the most important decisions you have to make when dual-booting Windows and […]