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Windows applications on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Windows applications in Ubuntu? I want to download and begin using Ubuntu Linux on my PC, but the only thing I'm considering is if I'll be able to run my ...
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Why don't popular programs like Photoshop or World of Warcraft support Ubuntu? [closed]

The only thing stopping me from making Ubuntu 12.04 my main OS is that a lot of programs I use on Windows 7 and Mac aren't available for download on Ubuntu. Why don't popular programs like Photoshop ...
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How to run mmDM (DEX game mounter) Windows application in Wine?

I am trying to run / install mmDM DEX Game mounter (for windows) in 12.04. Here is a link to the application. (there are two applications, but multiman is for the ps3) DEX Game mounter + multiman ...
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Reboot from windows causes infinte reboot cycle - from Ubuntu it's fine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB boot into Windows 7 breaks GRUB and makes system unbootable I installed Ubuntu on a laptop with custom Windows XP installed. It reboots fine and launches Ubuntu and ...
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Can Ubuntu unzip from inside a dialog?

Windows can unzip files from inside a dialog, which is convenient if files are zipped and you want to unzip. Can Ubuntu do this? If so, how? If not, why not?
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NTFS for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I want to install Windows to my computer. However, Windows needs NTFS -filesystem for hard disk. I want to replace Ubuntu ...
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Install Windows7 side by side with ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I had a Windows OS on my machine. One time, when I tried installing Kubuntu 12.04, I messed up the whole ...
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VirtualBox Share permissions

At the moment I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on top of a VirtualBox running as service in Microsoft Windows7 x64. I've configured the shares on fstab with E /media/E vboxsf auto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 ...
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Ubuntu boot cd confusion

If I burn the ISO to a CD on Windows 7 using their burner or whatever burner is required, can i boot the cd on mac and install ubuntu? I dont want to use disk utility or any mac burning tool
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Install Windows7 on drive with Ubuntu 12.04 already on. Is my plan good?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 working fine, but need Windows occasionally. I just wanted to check that my plan for installing would work? Any help appreciated. Current partitions are: Partition....@ File ...
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How do I set up multiple HDD?

I got some new hard discs and would like to set my PC up in the following way: Ubuntu is currently installed on one drive I want to put Windows on a second drive I would like a third drive for ...
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Printer sharing from xp to ubuntu

I'm trying to share a printer from my Windows desktop (the host) to my Ubuntu desktop (the computer I'm printing from). I've seen plenty of guides that work the other way around, but how can I go from ...
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Windows XP/Ubuntu Dual Boot - Separate Drives - going straight to a GRUB prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Just installed Ubuntu for the first time. I have it on two separate drives. When I boot (from my ...
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Is it possible to use onboard graphics for Ubuntu and dedicated card for Windows?

I'm having lots of problems with my ATI Radeon HD5670 card on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've tried all the possible drivers and they were all giving me frequent freezes and slowdowns which is not at all ...
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Uninstalling Wubi after Windows restore

I restored my windows computer with wubi on it, but when I booted it up for the 1st time, Ubuntu is still there to choose during boot. Help?
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How to delete windows, after installing ubuntu via windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI How can Io delete windows, after installing ubuntu via the windows installer?
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Where can i get a version if ubuntu compatible with a laptop running ME

I have a laptop that, at the moment, runs Windows Millenium Edition. I have been looking and do not know which versions of Ubuntu will work on it, or where to get it from. The problem worsens, as my ...
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How do I access Ubuntu filesystem from Windows on dualboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read ext4 and btrfs partitions in Windows? I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. When I'm in Ubuntu, the Windows partition is automatically mounted and I can ...
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Can't install windows

I try to boot from the Windows XP disc and it wont let me, it says there is no Harddrive, when i do have a hard drive. I just want to uninstall ubuntu and get windows.
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Dual boot with encrypted Windows partition

I tried to make the Windows option on GRUB boot menu the default by following the instructions I found on the internet. The instructions were good, graceful but since I encrypted the Windows partition ...
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Getting Ubuntu on Bootloader after formatting

I've been running Windows XP on a desktop machine (C:/) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 (D:/) and Windows bootloader was able to recognize Ubuntu when I turn on the computer. Months later, I've formatted ...
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how to sync email client between ubuntu and windows for seamless use of mails and archives

I am looking for an email client which offers seamless integration of (offline) mails when used from linux (ubuntu 12.04) and windows 7. Being a windows user till now, I have been using Outlook and ...
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Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a Windows Dynamic Disk?

I've been trying to install 12.04 for a while now, I'm running on Windows 7 and I already made the partition (it's dynamic). I've tried booting from a disc and also the Windows installer. I haven't ...
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Using FTP with a Shared Windows Folder

I started to use Ubuntu two weeks ago, I still have some difficulty in understanding the whole world of Linux. I'm in front of the following scenario: I have a Windows computer running 12.04 in a ...
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Problems burning Ubuntu onto a CD - too big

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a CD, but I'm running into a problem; namely that my CD can only hold 702MB of data, yet the iso itself when I try to burn it becomes 736MB. What am I doing ...
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Does Ubuntu come with disk partitioning in the installer?

When I install ubuntu I want to know whether it will give me the option to partition my disk. I am installing ubuntu for my laptop and I need some of my windows stuff as well. I would be thankful to ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu successfully by using acpi=off and nolapic. When I booted into the installed operating system, all that the screen showed was several multi colored bars (This must have been my ...
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Windows network missing from Nautilus after reboot

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04, my Nautilus browser included a "Browse Network" section which included icons for the two Windows 7 PCs in the household. Since then, nothing has changed on either ...
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GRUB could not find Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu - RAID 0

I just purchased a new computer with two 256 GB SSDs configured in RAID 0. It came pre-installed with Windows 7, but I wanted at least one Linux distribution installed as well. So, I tried ...
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Opening Windows Encrypted Partition using Ubuntu and TrueCrypt

Let's say your Windows System Partition is encrypted using TrueCrypt. Then you run Ubuntu via a USB Stick. I understand that it is possible to mount a TrueCrypt encrypted partition on Linux, but is ...
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How to install linux without affecting my original OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? How can I install ubuntu linux 12.04 without affecting my original windows 7 OS? I just want to try using linux for a ...
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How do I integrate my Windows filesystem with Ubuntu?

I recently got a new Windows computer and would like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I don't really want to have 2 separate file systems (with mounting) but would like to integrate the two, if it is ...
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Getting an error while installing 12.04 via WUBI

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA HDD and a 2.60 GHZ Intel Dual Core processor. I want to use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Being a complete Linux newbie, I ...
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How do I show grub when resuming from suspend?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, that came pre-installed with Windows 7. I resized the windows partition, then set up a dual boot scenario with Ubuntu. I've noticed that when I run Windows and put the ...
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Installed Ubuntu using WUBI due to lack of CD Drive

I have installed 12.04 via WUBI because my computer does not have a CD Drive. Is there any way that I can delete Windows 7 from my computer and use the whole HD for Ubuntu? I ask this question because ...
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Need to switch back to windows 7. and remove this error to resolve grub: Panic occured, Switching back to text console

I am having Acer aspire 4755. I initially had windows7. But tried Ubuntu 12.04. It was working fine. But when I tried to install Windows 7, i got this grub error. I am sure, I must have screwed up the ...
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Triple Boot Windows 7/ Windows 8 RTM/ Ubuntu

What is the best way to triple boot Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Professional RTM, and the latest version of Ubuntu? I already have Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed. I am currently downloading ...
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Installed Ubuntu and Wine and now Windows BSODs

Quick facts: I installed Ubuntu and was following directions on this site to get Wine to work (it wasn't working properly) and changed a few things on my Windows partition from within Ubuntu. After ...
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unity 12.04 full screen

If I set a shortcut to 'toggle fullscreen mode' in settings->keyboard->shortcuts->windows->toggle fullscreen mode, the shortcut works in unity 2D, but not unity 3D. The same shortcut can be modified ...
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Can't mount two external hard drives at the same time

This whole problem began a few months back when I tried to transfer data from my external hdd (formatted to NTFS) to a computer using Windows 7. While in Ubuntu, there is about 1 TB worth of data ...
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Cant install Windows programs with Wine

I am trying to install a couple Windows programs. I have tried Wine itself, PlayOnLinux & Crossover. No matter which one I try, I get the same error message: "access denied" I tried logging in as ...
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Stuck on black pixelated screen while trying to install 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I put Ubuntu onto a DVD after downloading it from the website. When I boot from the DVD I can ...
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How do I resize a Wubi partition (Ubuntu installed by Windows)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows I wanted to add more space to the Ubuntu partition, but only two partitions appear, /dev/sda1 is 100mb ...
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Mounting encrypted file system on Windows

Is there a way to mount (read/write) an encrypted file system on Windows? By "encrypted" I mean whatever it is that Ubuntu does to encrypt a file system when you choose that option during formatting. ...
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Mounting external HDD via windows/Virtualbox

I have a windows 7 laptop with a VM running Ubuntu 12.10. I have an IDE HDD that I'd like to access, which is a USB HDD. I have plugged this into my windows machine, but it is not showing up as a ...
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NTFS filesystem not being read on my Windows Dualboot

I formatted my entire disk except my Windows partition and made two partitions. One for Ubuntu and one for personal stuff. My Ubuntu partition is in ext4 so Windows doesn't recognize it. But my ...
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How do I install 12.04 after mounting the ISO in Windows?

I would like to turn my Windows 8 desktop into a server. I downloaded the Ubuntu Server 12.04 server ISO and mounted it in Windows, but I don't get the option to install it? How can I load up or ...
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Can I use Ubuntu and Windows 7 simply by using the windows installer on ubuntu.com?

When i'm done using Windows/Ubuntu, can I just reboot and select the other from the boot menu?
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Do I need an additional hard drive to install Ubuntu on Windows 7?

I have a recently built a PC w/ Windows 7 64-bit and I want to run a second drive with Ubuntu on it. I have a 1TB drive. I'm going to install in my computer. Can I install Ubuntu on the 2nd drive? ...
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How to create bootable USB from ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a live usb for Windows in Ubuntu I want create bootable USB stick with windows7. But ubuntu want to accept windows .iso file and create it. Please help :(