• Thanks for this. I am planning to convert to Linux soon. I have bookmarked this for later use.

  • @Lyndi

    Glad to help, as always. :) Had you already chosen Ubuntu as distribution you are going to use?

  • Excellent Resource for Ubuntu beginners. I’m going to try Virtual Box soon…Thanks!

  • @Diego

    Yeah, VirtualBox is excellent program (at least if hardware is decent). :) By the way it can bу used in opposite way – VirtualBox runs on Ubuntu so can be used to put Windows in a window.

  • I have installed ubuntu in december. It was good. But after installing i didn’t go to ubunti. i used windows XP :(

  • @Nihar

    Don’t tell it like something bad, we are on Windows blog here! :)

  • Thanks, a few Ubuntu posts would be great. I started using Ubuntu three years ago, when it was still hard to use, and I only come here now to read about portable windows software that I use to fix other peoples’ computers. Though, I have installed Ubuntu for about 20 people and it is now (since version 8.04) much more comfortable to use than Windows for most people.

  • sowmithry

    I have installed this new Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop just like any other windows application, and it is very faster than my windowsXP which I am using on other hand. And you can find many open source packages which can be installed just by one click using “Synaptic Installer” in Ubuntu.

  • @Dotan Cohen

    I am not using Linux much but it’s always good to have plan B. Trying Ubuntu from time to time since Vista disaster started.

    btw welcome to blog, feel free to ask and suggest if you need portable apps for specific tasks, I often find hard to decide which to cover. :)


    Glad it works for you. Which install method had you used? Wubi?

  • Thanks, Rarst. Actually, I currently need a portable app that will let one recover files from a corrupted SD card connected via USB card reader. I have a phone that is always corrupting the cards. A friend of a friend once used some windows tool (I do not know if it was portable or not) to recover the files. I know of nothing like that in Linux, and all the windows apps I’ve seen require admin access. As the only windows computers that I have access to are the non-admin university boxes, I’d like a portable app to run there.


  • LOL.I’m the one who suggest that. I am really obsessed with ubuntu but really have few knowledge about it. :)

  • @Hussein

    I kinda suspected that. :) Suggest more interesting topics, it’s always good.

  • I am happy that you have granted my suggestion and see some thoughtful comments from your readers :) HAHA.

  • @Hussein

    Well, that’s the idea behind Skribit. :) Suggestions about stuff that readers want made into posts.

  • Thanks, I will try those apps. Keep the Ubuntu posts coming!

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