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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB Using Windows 8.1

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB Using Windows 8.1 and Universal Installer.

Ubuntu is my first choice of OS for surfing the web and performing secure transactions. However, Windows 8 and 8.1 have made this prospect quite difficult. Dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu is not as easy as it appears. The secure boot of Windows 8 makes it more difficult to perform dual booting. This is where I find using a USB flash drive, with Ubuntu installed on it with persistence a convenient option.

With  Ubuntu 13.10 installed as a persistent OS on the USB flash drive, you can save your settings when you log out of the system. This is a very convenient way to have all your bookmarks and files available when you boot back into the system. And the more important aspect is that you can take this USB and OS any where you go and use it on any machine. For these reasons, I have created my USB versions of the OS.

The steps required for creating a persistent USB is shown in the video below. What you would need for creating an USB flash drive are.

  • Preferably an 8 GB USB flash drive
  • Ubuntu 13.10 ISO file. You can download this from www.ubuntu.com
  • If you are installing the OS on a Windows 8.1 Machine, you will need the universal installer from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

Once you have downloaded the required software and USB you can start your installation.

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB Flash drive, on Windows 8.1 Machine.
The process of installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB flash drive, is quite simple and rewarding.
Universal Installer is obtained from www.pendrivelinux.com
Vinstan, www.vinstan.com, USB
 Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on USB Flash drive using a Windows 8.1
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How to install Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB, Windows 8.1, USB, Persistent Installation
How to install Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB

Give Windows 8 a good home | Buy a Mac

Give Windows 8 a good home buy a Mac

Been using computers since 1990, started with DOS changed to windows. Windows 3.1 was an upgrade at that time, then came windows 95 the next big thing, dramatic changes in the way windows looked, changed to windows XP, Windows 7 and now Windows 8 and of course now we are moving towards Windows Blue 8.1. All this time was loyal to Windows and could get most of my stuff done. As an enthusiast I started using Ubuntu, Linux in 2006 and has since then used Ubuntu for all my web needs. The journey with Ubuntu, Linux started with Ubuntu 6.04. Ubuntu was a nice experience and wasted a number of my hours learning to dual boot it with windows, intention was to beat the virus menace present in windows. This helped keeping my Windows machines safe as most of my web activities were done in Ubuntu Linux. This also made me more savvy with different OS’s.

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In 2007 the iPhone came, it revolutionized the way we use a phone, for me personally it was everything I wanted my Tungsten E to do at that time. This was followed by the iPad. The iOS devices gave me some insights into the way the Apple ecosystem was integrated, and how easily a non-geek could use technology like a professional. I believe that was Steve Job’s motto too. Being intuitive.

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Now with my new interest or hobby if you want to call it so, which was making videos, I brought an  i7 windows Desktop, loved the machine for its processing power and I was able to make good videos, much better than the ones I used to make with movie maker on an older beaten up machine.

Reading all the reviews and enjoying the ease of use of iMovie on my iPad, and seeing how the movies made on the iPad looked; I had to explore the Mac line of computers. In spite of being a hard core Windows user, and having learned everything about using computers from the Windows environment decided to buy a Macbook Pro, only because my research told me I could dual boot my Mac with Windows using Bootcamp.

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The process of installing took some reading and then decided to go ahead with the dual boot, I wanted to test the computer before the 14 day return period was over, if things did not look good wanted to be on the safe side.

The installation went smoothly, initially trying to get things going was not very comfortable, the machine appeared sluggish, it was the time of getting used to. I had most of the windows functionality, the magic mouse was working, it was a little slow to start with. Did the updates, activated the products installed the software’s needed like Microsoft office, Markbook etc. Installed utilities like printers etc. and configured my desktop.

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What I find amazing is that now  my Windows 8 is now working and looking much better than on my windows desktop. The programs like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint start up in a breeze. The start page looks amazing. There is excellent fluidity when using the start menu functions. That’s when I realized Windows has a great home in a Macbook Pro. You will never regret if you make this change.

Macbook Pro Specs:

  • 2.9 GHz i7, 8 GB Ram, 750 GB Hard Drive.
  • 225 GB for Boot Camp and the rest for Mountain Lion

Welcome to the world of “Wintosh” Windows + MacIntosh

Here goes the Wintosh launch.

PS. Should warn you there are a lot of little things to be individually configured, probably will write about it some other time.

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