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Mac or Windows?

It’s time for my husband to get a new laptop, and we’re looking at a Mac that we’d share (the alternative is Windows). Help me decide whether a Mac is for us! [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on Sep 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me set up a media server for my home.

Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I look up publicly available information about a company?

I need to look up the number of employees, number of computers in use at workstations, what type of operating system is used at the workstations, et cetera of a company for a school project. Specifically, I want to calculate the costs/benefits of switching from the presumably Windows OS a company uses to Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Oct 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Help, my Thinkpad's on life support!

Completely stumped: I can't boot *any* OS from my laptop's hard drive. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by pinsomniac on Oct 6, 2011 - 16 answers

windows upgrade with a linux partition

My computer is dual booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have gotten a Windows 7 upgrade disc and want to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. Will the upgrade have any effect on the Linux side of the partition or will it just change the Windows side of the partition from Vista to 7 leaving Ubuntu unscathed? What happens with GRUB?
posted by moorooka on Jun 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Does installing a new Linux OS erase the hard drive?

Will installing a Linux Operating System onto an old Windows laptop fully erase the contents of the hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Apr 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Ubuntu > Hotel router

Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
posted by Esefa on Dec 5, 2010 - 30 answers

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors?

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 3, 2010 - 9 answers

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me?

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 30, 2010 - 9 answers

UBUNTU! no, seriously.

i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Sep 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Windows 7 on virtual machine in/beside Ubuntu 10.04 to watch streaming Netflix - will it work?

Windows 7 on virtual machine in/beside Ubuntu 10.04 to watch streaming Netflix - will it work? And will it work well? Will I be able to watch Netflix streaming movies (preferably in HD) on a Windows 7 guest system running inside VirtualBox OSE on an Ubuntu 10.04 host? Google has turned up very little recent chatter, with one or two people saying that it doesn't work well. Anyone here manage to get it working? [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Jun 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Why does my Windows partition hate the Internet?

The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me switch to Ubuntu

I'm considering switching to Ubuntu with no previous Linux experience. Also, I'm no techie. If this is a dumb idea, tell me why. If not, do you have any tips for making the transition? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Feb 16, 2010 - 46 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Dual Booting For Dummies

Two-part question regarding a potential XP/Ubuntu dual-boot setup: a)Do I still worry about viruses if I'm not accessing the internet from the XP half? b) From reading online it seems that I'll be able to access files from the XP half while in Ubuntu, but will the opposite be true? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Nov 27, 2009 - 6 answers

What's a good simple and cheap media or file server setup?

Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Why can I install Ubuntu but not Windows?

Why can't I install Windows XP Pro on my Dell laptop? I get an error message that says "acpi.sys is corrupted". I can install Ubuntu 8.04 just fine. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Mar 24, 2009 - 47 answers

Whats the Difference between a file system and a partition in Ubuntu?

Whats the Difference between a file system and a partition in Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by complience on Feb 25, 2009 - 13 answers

Ubu-wha?

What kind of netbook should I get? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Feb 21, 2009 - 19 answers

rescuing data with ubuntu

What folders to back up from a dead windows pc when booting ubuntu in live cd mode? [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Jan 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Why does Ubuntu/linux make it so freaking difficult to do the equivalent of the Windows command "Map Network Drive"?

For the purposes of using Amarok on my laptop, which can not be told that my music folder is located in a shared folder on my media center (as far as I can see), I need to permanently mount the shared music network folder in Ubuntu. They don't make it very easy it seems. Have to use a bunch of comand line editing to get it done? Come on Ubuntu!
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

RIP Mac... help me make Windows not suck

Long time Mac guy stuck for the foreseeable future using Windows. I'm out of the loop, but very computer literate. Looking for the BEST software for everything. What can't you live without? [more inside]
posted by sindas on Nov 23, 2008 - 31 answers

Windows XP, XP64, Vista, and Linux machines refuse to play nicely together.

Windows XP, XP64, Vista, and Linux machines refuse to play nicely together - Why can't I get them to ping each other? I am trying to hook up a mixed network for file/print sharing, network gaming and the like, but I seem to be having basic IP issues and I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out the problem! [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Nov 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Critical: How to fix MBR on Ubuntu/Vista dual-boot laptop?

How to I re-install, configure, or set the MBR on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Sep 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Dual boot backup on external HDD.

What's the best way to setup a 500gb external hard drive to backup windows and linux? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Aug 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Dear PC, I swear I won't ever mess with your partitions again if you just this once...

Oh crap! While attempting to clear, reformat, and merge my ubuntu partition with my primary NTFS Windows partition, I somehow managed to give the GRUB boot-loader brain damage. Now I can't boot in to either partition need to fix this before my girlfriend comes home and sees that I've rendered her computer useless. [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Feb 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Teach me about Linux VM choices.

VMFilter: Talk to me about virtual machines on Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by fogster on Sep 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Ubuntu ate my XP bootage

Ubuntu ate my WinXP via Grub: help me induce vomiting? [more inside]
posted by onshi on May 9, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I get dynamic drive icons on my Windows desktop?

How can I get Windows XP to show an icon on the Desktop for each mounted drive like Linux does? [more inside]
posted by chorltonmeateater on Apr 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Vista+Ubuntu=Death

I just installed Ubuntu on a new laptop, and now I can't boot into Vista. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Mar 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Problem booting Windows/reinstall/backup

Ok, so after having first consulted a bunch of tech forums, I've found my way here, where I know I'll get some good help. So, to recap: For some reason earlier, my windows xp on reboot would hang at the splash screen, while the blue bar continued moving... [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Feb 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Move over XP, / I heart Ubuntu

New to Ubuntu. How do I completely uninstall XP after already having partitioned my hard drive. [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Dec 11, 2006 - 7 answers

The blue screen of death is alive and well

Please help me recover my hosed NTFS partition(s). [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Good riddance?

Help me make my choice from one of the three options below: 1) Fix Windows so that it boots without messing up my Ubuntu. 2) Remove Windows completely. I don't need it anyways. 3) Shrink Windows to the bare minimum and reclaim the space with Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Aug 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Booting a Dell from an Ubuntu live CD: How?

Given that: 1. I'm a Mac type; 2. I have and want to try out an Ubuntu linux live CD on my home's extra Dell desktop; 3. I don't want to try and figure out the syntax for the startup settings file... [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Nov 24, 2005 - 9 answers

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