Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ubuntu Just Gets Better and Better

Ubuntu, a popular Linux distro, just released it’s latest version, Ubuntu 9.10, fondly called Karmic Koala. It’s packed with more features and is much faster than the other operating systems out there, including, yes, windows.

Being an Ubuntu user since version 8.04, I upgraded my desktop to the latest version. But I did something else, too. I got my wife’s netbook, a Gateway LT2008i, which carries Windows XP and I installed Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix as a dual boot.

Having no DVD rom, I used Wubi to install Karmic Koala via online. At first it stalled when it looked for a partition, because the netbook came with just a single partition. So I used the free Windows app, Easeus Partition Manager Express Edition to partition my hard disk.

Then I ran Wubi again and it installed Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix without a hitch. Wubi is a Windows app specifically to allow you to install Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows. You can find Wubi here.

Here’s a screenshot of Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix:

Beautiful isn’t it?