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Try Ubuntu Inside Windows – Uninstall If You Don’t Like It

wubi-installer-icon Do you want to try the newest operating system for PCs? Ubuntu 11.04 has recently been released. Although many people would enjoy trying it, the need to make permanent changes to their computers may be stopping them.

There is a way to install Ubuntu inside of Windows using the Wubi installer. If you decide you have no use for it, it can always be easily uninstalled later. Below, I’ll show you the details of a typical Wubi/Ubuntu installation.

First, you’ll need to download the correct Wubi file.

*** Download Wubi for Ubuntu 11.04

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If the download goes well, you’ll have a wubi.exe file to run. When you launch it, you should see a setup screen like the one shown below. It should show the version at the top.

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You can choose the Desktop Environmentusing the pull-down menu. In it you’ll get a choice of different versions of Ubuntu, such as Ubuntu (Desktop), Ubuntu Netbook, Kubuntu, Kubuntu Netbook, Xubuntu or Mythbuntu.

The rest of the settings are fairly obvious, but I was a bit confused when I entered my password and got an error. I didn’t notice that I had to enter the password twice.

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Once you hit the Installbutton, you should see this next image. The download is fairly large. It took about 25 minutes on my DSL connection.

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Once it finishes, you’ll be prompted to reboot.

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Once the reboot has started, you will now have a new boot option in your Windows boot menu. Just select Ubuntu and it will finish installing. Here you can see a short video showing you basically what you’ll see as Ubuntu finishes up.

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I won’t spend any time telling you how to customize Ubuntu once it’s finished installing. If you need help, there’s plenty of help available at Ubunutu forums.

When you return to Windows, you can find a new folder at C:\ubuntu, which contains the entire installation. This copy of Ubuntu can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove applet in Windows, or by launching the uninstall-wubi.exefile in the install folder as shown below.

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

Wubi is a good solution for people who aren’t sure that they’ll like Ubuntu. If they decide they don’t like it, it’s easy to remove. A free operating system and an easy way to remove it are a winning combination in my opinion. Wubi with Ubuntu has my recommendation.

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Techie Buzz Rating: (4/5) Excellent

Install The Ubuntu Font On Windows Or Mac [Free Font Download]

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This is gonna be a quickie. If you’ve installed the latest Ubuntu 10.10, loved the new default Ubuntu font and want to have the same font available on your other systems running Windows or Mac, you may look no further. The Ubuntu font, which is actually a family of fonts, is not only royalty free and open source, but also gratis. It is an open-type ttf based font family, designed by renowned font foundry Dalton Maag, which is based in London.

If you’ve come to believe that Ubuntu is bad at typography, this is the moment where you should give it another chance.

Download the Ubuntu Font [Take the link for the zip file, in the second β line]

Upgrading your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Install to Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 was released earlier today, and if you’re wondering how to upgrade your existing Ubuntu 10.04 install, here are couple of easy ways to do so.

  • Update manager

Ubuntu’s Update Manager should prompt you that a new distribution upgrade is available. If not, jus check if Ubuntu is configured to look for Long Term Support (LTS) releases only. To do this, Click on System -> Admininstration -> Update Manager. Next, click on Settings and change the “Show distribution releases” from “Long Term Support Releases only” to “Normal Releases”

Hit close, and start Update Manager again, click on check and it should prompt you to update to the newer version.

  • Via the command line

If you’re a command line junkie, the best way to upgrade is to open the Terminal and type in

sudo do-release-upgrade

The automated script will ask you few questions and upgrade your existing install to Ubuntu 10.10. Enjoy the new release!

Ubuntu 10.10 is Unleashed

There’s been a lot of buzz concerning the newest version of the Ubuntu operating system. I checked their website today and found out that it’s officially released. It make sense that they’d cut it loose on today of all days (10-10-2010).

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You can go to Ubuntu.com to check out all the nice features. Before you do, take a look below. Here are most of the articles we’ve posted concerning this version as it went through development.


Ubuntu 10.10 First OS to Have Indian Rupee Symbol

Ubuntu 10.10 will be the first OS to get the Indian Rupee Symbol Font. The new Indian Rupee Symbol is now part of the Ubuntu Font.

Ubuntu Shipit is Open for 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu lovers are eagerly waiting for the next release of 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and to make things even better, Shipit, which provides free delivery of CDs for Ubuntu releases, is open for pre-orders.

Download Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Candidate

With the final stable release only a few days away, we can safely try out the release candidate as it marks a final development release. So, most of the features should be complete.

Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud: a Better Insight into Features

Canonical has a high level of experience and expertise in providing cloud computing solutions with the Ubuntu cloud. It has been running the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud service for too long now and offers security as well as a cost effective solution.

The Ubuntu 10.10 Countdown Banners Are Now Available

The official Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” countdown banners are now available. These banners were chosen by the Ubuntu-Art Team from a number of user contributed designs.

Rythmbox To Remain As Default Music Player In Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10

The plan to have Banshee as the default music player in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 has been postponed. Rhythmbox will remain as the default for now.

Ubuntu Software Center Continues To Make Great Improvements

The Ubuntu Software Center now handles the installation of .deb files. The first paid application has also been added to it.

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Released

Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” Beta has been released. Read on for the new features and the download links.

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Ubuntu 10.10 First OS to Have Indian Rupee Symbol

India recently got a symbol for the currency Indian Rupee. Though there are several fonts for the Indian Rupee Symbol, none of them have been integrated into any operating system yet. However, there is a specialized keyboard for the Indian Rupee symbol.

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Ubuntu was working on the Ubuntu Font licensing, and now that it has been approved, they have already uploaded it to the archive. However, the good news is that it gained the Indian Rupee Symbol recently and will now be available by default in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10.

So if you have been waiting for Ubuntu 10.10, here is another reason to shift to it.

(Source: KDE Developers)

Ubuntu Shipit is Open for 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu lovers are eagerly waiting for the next release of 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and to make things even better, Shipit, which provides free delivery of CDs for Ubuntu releases, is open for pre-orders.

Shipit has loyally provided free Ubuntu CDs for a long time to all parts of the world. This includes both server and desktop edition CDs. The service however, is for people with low Internet speed who do not have the  privilege  of downloading the builds. Once again, Shipit is taking orders and you can make them at  this page.

However, you are requested not to abuse the system. The amount of orders received on Shipit and the total cost of shipping is considerable. So, choose wisely whether you really need to order a CD. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on this page for  download of the latest official release. The currently available version is a RC release.

The response for this ordering has been overwhelming and Shipit is already out of stock. Shipit also has a paid service that allows us to order paid shipping for CDs. This helps Shipit cover free shipping costs.

Shipit has been a strategic unit of the Ubuntu development process as no product is complete until it reaches the end-user. Shipit has crossed all limits to reach people and this has developed a strong ecosystem around Ubuntu. Even now, if I go out and ask my friends to name a Linux distro, Ubuntu is the first name they come up with.

Download Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Candidate

Canonical is geared up for the release of its next Ubuntu release, the Maverick Meerkat 10.10. With this new Ubuntu, we will see the final development release of the 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. The final release date for the Maverick is 10th of October, which is 10 days from now. As always, other Ubuntu forks too are eagerly waiting for the final release to finalize their own versions.
The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

As Techradar puts it,

Ubuntu is one of the most polished Linux distributions available, fusing the work of a global community of contributors who provide a diverse range of skills to make Ubuntu what it is.

This page can give an insight on how Ubuntu is developed and what goes on behind the scene. The release schedule of 6 months is a stiff constraint and Ubuntu has worked well to maintain it beyond all doubt. The Ubuntu Developer Summit plays a key role in this process where Ubuntu developers interact with the community members directly.

With the final stable release only a few days away, we can safely try out the release candidate as it marks a final development release. So, most of the features should be complete. Download Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat RC on this page.

Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud: a Better Insight into Features

Canonical has a high expertise in providing cloud computing solutions with the Ubuntu cloud. It has been running the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud service for too long now and offers security as well as a cost effective solution.

The Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud is explained as,

Cloud support with Ubuntu Advantage gives you the assurance of being able to call cloud experts whenever you face a problem or have a question about your Ubuntu cloud platform. Our cloud experts will not only resolve your current issue, but will offer guidance on the best way to prevent the issue from recurring.

Here is a video of the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud for you to get a clear picture.

The amount of flexibility of terms in the IT service and security service is remarkable. This policy is sure to attract many organizations wishing to switch to a cloud storage.

(Official Website)

The Ubuntu 10.10 Countdown Banners Are Now Available

The official Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” countdown banners are now available. These banners were chosen by the Ubuntu-Art Team from a number of user contributed designs.

If you want to spread the excitement about Ubuntu 10.10, you can embed these banners in your website. All you have to do is copy and paste these HTML codes in your website. The banner will be automatically updated.

Martín Césare’s Design

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon
Code:

<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/"><img src="http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner1.png" border="0" width="180" height="150" alt="The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon"></a>

Thorsten Wilms’ Design

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

Code:

<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/"><img src="http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner2.png" border="0" width="180" height="150" alt="The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon"></a>

Alejandro Rojas’ Design

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

Code:

<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/"><img src="http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner3.png" border="0" width="180" height="150" alt="The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon"></a>

Koichi Akabe’s Design

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

Code:

<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/"><img src="http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner4.png" border="0" width="180" height="150" alt="The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon"></a>

Personally, I like Alejandro Rojas’ design the best. Which one is your favorite?

Rythmbox To Remain As Default Music Player In Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10

In the Ubuntu Developers Summit – Maverick, a decision was made to replace Rythmbox, the current default music player, with a new one in UNE 10.10.

Banshee was picked as the replacement and the developers have been working on getting it ready for October 10 (that is the date for the release of UNE 10.10). They have even finished works on tweaking the Banshee UI to go with the new Unity interface that is making an appearance in Maverick.

In an update to the blueprint today, there is a change in that plan. Banshee is now deemed too buggy to be the default music player. So, for UNE 10.10, Rhythmbox will retain its position.

The plan to have Banshee instead of Rhythmbox is now postponed till UNE 11.04 Natty Narwhal.

Banshee will still be there in the repository as always.

[via OMG! UBUNTU!]