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Making Ubuntu look like Windows 7

Although it won’t help Linux run Windows-specific software applications, this easy hack produces an Ubuntu desktop that looks and feels a lot like Windows 7. It’s particularly suitable for reviving older PCs or laptops on which the main activities will be web-browsing, email, document writing, and streaming music and videos from Pandora, YouTube, and elsewhere […]

User friendly showdown: Ubuntu 10.04 versus Windows 7

The idea of this test, in theory, was quite difficult. In practice…quite simple. The challenge was to come up with a way to illustrate a task, side by side, to see how the two operating systems compare. The problem is – fundamentally both are so disparate. But…eventually an idea bubbled up to the top.

W7 Theme for Ubuntu Brings Windows 7′s Familiar GUI to Linux

W7 is a similar tool that changes your Linux GUI to a more familiar Windows interface. Linux has a highly configurable GUI, but if you long for the more well-known Windows interface, this script will do a remarkably good job of making Ubuntu look like Windows 7.

Gaming Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

Today, we are back to looking at the Linux vs. Windows performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 and this time we are looking at the OpenGL gaming performance between Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Confessions of a Windows 7 to Ubuntu switcher

I don’t see that IT Guy gave very good technical reasons for abandoning Windows 7. He mostly states what I consider to be perception problems — that there are daily updates (which isn’t the case), that there are massive security problems (because of the number of patches) and that Microsoft’s anti-piracy mechanisms are harassing

How to install Ubuntu 10.04 ( Linux ) in parallel with Windows 7

The following method is not about installing two dual boot systems, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Also, this tutorial is also valid for installing Ubuntu on Windows XP or Windows Vista, using VirtualBox.

Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

Using this Lenovo ThinkPad notebook, we compared the performance of Windows 7 Professional x64 to that of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (x86_64). On the Windows side there was the NVIDIA 258.96 WHQL driver while on the Linux side the testing was done with the latest 256.35 release. The stock Ubuntu Lucid packages besides NVIDIA’s proprietary driver […]

Time To Surf Without Windows? Is Ubuntu The Answer?

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 Ultimate, which allows me to choose which operating system I want at Boot, and I haven’t been on the Internet since in Windows. Windows however, remains important to me since so many of my offline applications are Windows specific.

Share Files between Ubuntu & Windows 7 computers

If you’ve got a home network which has computers with both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed, then you will be truly interested in these two guides. They show everything you need to configure in order to easily share files and folders between these two operating systems.

Run Windows in Ubuntu with VMware Player

Are you an enthusiast who loves their Ubuntu Linux experience but still needs to use Windows programs? Here’s how you can get the full Windows experience on Ubuntu with the free VMware Player.

Connecting Ubuntu 10.04 to a Windows 7 Share

Below are the easy steps to creating and sharing a folder on a Windows 7 system to be accessed from a Ubuntu 10.04 system, on the same network:

Ubuntu 10.04 Is More Power Hungry Than Windows 7

Yesterday we published our first benchmarks of Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 that provided an initial look at the OpenGL graphics performance between these two operating systems on six different systems. Today we are continuing to compare the two operating systems as we look at the power consumption of Ubuntu and Windows on a netbook […]

Is Windows 7 Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04?

While Linux has long been talked about as being a faster operating system than Microsoft Windows, in 2010 is this still the case?

Dell Vostro 3700, Ubuntu 9.10 and Window$ 7

Recently Inphina ordered Dell Vostros for all the colleagues. Since we have a bias towards Linux, the next logical step was to set up a dual-boot system and get Window$ 7 and Ubuntu co-exist as a dual-boot system.

Connecting Windows 7 to a Ubuntu 9.10 share

Below are the easy steps to creating and sharing a folder on a Ubuntu 9.10 system to be accessed from a Windows 7 system, on the same network:

VMWare DIY – How to Run Ubuntu with Windows 7 in “Unity” mode!

Couple years back, actually exactly 5 years ago, I used to use Linux as my main operating system while Windows XP ran in VMWare Linux. Well, those days are over because I feel that Windows simply runs slowly inside Linux.

How To Run Ubuntu in Windows 7 with VMware Player

Would you like to use Ubuntu Linux programs, but prefer the convenience of Windows 7? With VMware Player, you can install a full copy of Ubuntu and integrate it with your Windows 7 computer for free.

Analysis: Will Ubuntu Take Windows 7 In Speed War?

After several solid years against the Windows platform, while the marketplace ate up and spit out Windows Vista in a fit of disgust, Microsoft finally began drawing a good amount of praise with Windows 7.

Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with Ubuntu

You have a new computer that came with Windows 7 pre-installed on it, and you want to create a dual boot system so you can run Ubuntu Linux as well. Here we take you through the process to install Ubuntu on your pre-installed Windows 7 machine.

Windows 7 Won’t Boot – Ubuntu to the Rescue

Have you ever gone to the old trusty computer, hit the power button and received a message, “No Operating System Found”, or see nothing but a blinking white curser on a black screen? Of course you have.

How to Restore grub in ubuntu remix 9.10 karmic koala

I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop which already had ubuntu remix installed in it. The problem i faced was, the GRUB was lost. But i had trouble getting your GRUB boot loader since the process of restoring GRUB has changed

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 – 3D Benchmarks

I have been curious to see exactly how drastic the performance difference of the engine is between the Windows and Linux platforms. Since I recently installed Windows 7 I decided to sit down and put the software through its paces.

Running Ubuntu within Windows 7

I am now happily running Ubuntu in a window (or full screen) on my 17″ Dell Windows 7 notebook using Sun’s Virtualbox, getting the best of both worlds… copy/paste to/from both operating system and any application.

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu Linux – Install & Run Ubuntu on Windows

In this tutorial we explain how to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux. The procedure is same for dual booting Linux with Windows Vista. Here we deal with procedure to install and run Linux on Windows 7 and also how to set up network connections to browse Internet in Ubuntu Linux.

Super Small PC Runs Windows 7 or Ubuntu Linux

It won’t run Crysis, but CompuLab’s claims this is the world’s smallest dual gigabit Ethernet-equipped PC. It measures just 4- x 4.5- x 1.05-inches, uses an Atom CPU (1.1GHz or 1.6GHz), and has room for a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk.

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10

Windows 7 boots and shuts down faster than XP or Ubuntu, and manages OS updates without requiring my intervention and subsequently breaking things, like Ubuntu does.

Give Ubuntu, the Windows 7 look [transformation pack]

Are you a regular Ubuntu user and amazed by glitzy user interface of Windows 7 operating system? Now you can keep working on Ubuntu and enjoy the visual appeal of Windows 7 using Win7 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu

Head to Head: Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10

Windows 7 turns to face its latest challenger in the form of Ubuntu 9.10, the latest and greatest flavour of Linux to be released.

Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony

Windows 7 and Ubuntu, despite their opposing missions, can get along like best pals on a single computer. Here’s how to set up a dual boot system that lets you enjoy the best of both worlds in perfect harmony.

Get Aero Snap in Ubuntu

Ubuntu users can get a the cool functionality of Windows 7’s “Aero Snap” with a few copy’s and a few pastes thanks to an awesome tutorial on the UbuntuForums by forumer gotsanity. Props and cookies go to him for this.

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