Must-Have For OS Geeks

Posted by Dan | Posted in Nerd | Posted on 30-06-2011

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If you run more than one operating system on your machine, you’re no doubt aware of the dull default bootloaders that rape your eyesockets every time your machine powers up.

Eyesocket-raping default bootloader

I’ve just discovered BURG (it’s GRUB backwards, and rather loosely stands for “Brand new Unified loadeR from GRUB” — they might as well just call it “Beautify UR GRUB” really). Despite the poor acronym, this is an absolute must-have for any machine running more than one operating system: it brings a much-needed GUI to replace the aged text-only interface.

Here are some screenshots to give you a taste of what it can do:

Big thanks to OMG! Ubuntu! for making me aware of this neat little tool. Click the link to get it and for a simple walkthrough on how to install it.

UPDATE: For Ubuntu 12.04, follow this guide.