There are many reasons to consider dual booting Linux and Windows.
If you like using Linux, but still need Windows to run some property software, to which you can’t find Linux alternates.
Or if you like to use Linux, but your job/school sometimes requires you use a Windows PC.
Or even if you prefer using Windows, but like to play around with Linux every once in a while. (The opposite can also be true.)
In any case, I’ve written some step-by-step instructions which will hopefully help you dual-boot Linux Mint, and Windows.
Continue reading Dual Booting Linux Mint and Windows
I recently installed some gadget sidebars onto both of my PCs:
For my Windows 7 netbook I installed the Windows 7 sidebar gadget: http://nes.bplaced.net/sidebar7.html
The install was very easy, just follow the instructions on the gadget’s website.
For my Fedora 14 Linux notebook I installed Google Gadgets for Linux: http://code.google.com/p/google-gadgets-for-linux/
See my earlier post about Google Gadgets for Linux here: http://blog.isaacmedia.net/2011/01/google-gadgets-for-linux/
To install get the google repository: http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/yum.html
And run as root:
root@computer:# yum install google-gadgets-gtk
To start Google Gadgets for Linux (with sidebar) run the command:
Or click Google Gadgets (GTK) under Internet in the main menu
I also suggest running compiz, as compiz provides nice transparency for the gadgets. Otherwise you get ugly gray boxes around all the gadgets. Continue reading Gadget Sidebars
For my birthday my Dad gave me a copy of MS Windows 7 Pro.
First thing I did was to buy an extra GB of Kingston ram (KAC-MEME/1G) and install it in the netbook. (The slot is on the bottom of the mother board.)
At first I tried installing to my netbook via USB flash drive, but I kept getting an error saying:
Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.
Continue reading Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire One netbook