How to Get Powered By Ubuntu Stickers for Your System ?

If your like me, you’ve probably installed a linux distribution or two on your old Windows pre-installed hardware but now have that old “Powered by Windows” sticker looking back at you. Well not anymore. If you don’t want to print out some stickers on your own from templets found on the internet, System76, the company who sells Ubuntu Linux pre-installed on Desktops and Laptops, provides professional quality stickers for your current hardware so you can replace or place alongside your “Powered by Windows” sticker. All you need is to send a stamped and self addressed envelope to them and expect to wait for a couple months. You receive 4 “Powered by Ubuntu” stickers and 4 SuperKey stickers. Please excuse the missing stickers in my photo because I’ve used them on my old HP Compaq and Dell Inspiron back when I first received these.

https://www.system76.com/community/stickers

Use Hidden International Wallpapers and Themes

When you first install Windows 7, it asks for your language, time and currency. Based on your responses, it installs a set of wallpapers and themes. If you choose English (United States) for your time and currency format, for example, the available desktop backgrounds and themes will include a United States section with scenery from locations such as Maine, the Southwest and so on.

Hidden, though, are background scenery and themes from other English-speaking countries — Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa. Normally, you can’t access those backgrounds or themes, but there is a simple way you can install and use them:

  • In the search box in the Start menu, type C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT and press Enter. (Note: If Windows 7 is installed in a drive other than C:, use that letter instead.)
  • Windows Explorer will launch and show you a list of subfolders under C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT: MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, and MCT-ZA. Each sub folder has wallpapers for a specific country: AU for Australia, CA for Canada, GB for Great Britain, US for the United States, and ZA for South Africa.
  • For any of the countries whose wallpaper and themes you want to use, go into its Theme folder, for example, C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme. Double-click the theme you see there (for example ZA).