Ubuntu : How to make your windows look like Ubuntu

Bottom line : download run the installable to install the Ubuntu theme in you windows laptop. Which will give the look for ubuntu, however your original functionality will main that of windows itself. It can be uninstalled easily on need basis. If you want to make the close button appear to the left instead of right, there are several utilities which can be do the job.
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window7 theme form ubuntu

window7 theme form ubuntu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ubuntu : How to create a bootable USB drive for installing Ubuntu operating System

Last night I was fed up installing windows on my laptop after doing the formatting. I had a setup of Ubuntu, so just changed the boot preference in boot setup and tried to install ubuntu and try my luck. But it didn’t worked. After googling I discovered that,you can install Ubuntu from a portable hard-drive or a thumb drive also. All you need is a simple application named Unetbootin which is available for Windows.

Go to the Unetbootin SourceForge hostingpage to download it. The download is sized at under 500 KB and has options to create a bootable drive for installing Ubuntu from a downloaded ISO. Just feed the ISO path, version and your USB drive location to create the bootable disk automatically. The ISO image of ubuntu OS is available on their web site. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

unetbootin

unetbootin

Ubuntu: Batch Resize Your Images using GIMP

GIMP doesn’t feature native batch functionality and as such we find ourselves turning to the excellent David’s Batch Processor extension script which plainly put, does. To get it, the easiest thing to do is head over to your Synaptic Package Manager and do a search for gimp-plugin-registry. This neat little package bundles together a whole lot of useful GIMP plugins, including the one that we’re interested in, namely David’s Batch Processor. Mark for installation and apply.

Once installed, open up GIMP and access the Filters -> Batch -> Batch Process… menu option. This will launch David’s Batch Processor and from this point onwards it is pretty simple to get going. First, select all the files or the folder containing the files that you wish to process on the Input tab. Once selected, visit the various tabs to set whatever batch operation you want to apply to the images. Obviously the resize would be the number one tab visited in this instance! 🙂