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Old 08-03-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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A few questions about Ubuntu 9.04


1. When i convert my computer to linux do i lose all off my data on my windows XP side?

2. Whats a good replacement for iTunes on linux?

3. what is Pre-installed when i boot from a disk to change to linux. AKA is there a Messenger of some sort ((like MSN?)) i know there is internet, what else is there?

4. Anything i should know! Problems i could run into?

5. THANKYS FOR YOUR HELP!

6. Yes i know how to boot off a disk.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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I would suggest to begin with a live cd.
Almost every distro has one.
Download the iso, burn it to cd, and boot from the cd
So you can run linux from the cd, nothing will be installed to your HD

When you get more familiar, you can setup a dual boot system, so you can use linux and windows at the same computer.


Good luck
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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any one?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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oh okies.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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any one?
Please be patient, you posted your question 8 minutes ago.
You did the same in your other thread after 3 minutes.
It's not a good attitude, we are all doing this in our spare time.
Show some respect.

Thank you
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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1) Download http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack

2) Download http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1052065

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When i convert my computer to linux do i lose all off my data on my windows XP side?
There are different ways to install. You can use Ubuntu only, you can dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, you can install Ubuntu inside Windows like an application, you can install in a pendrive or external hard drive, you can run a Virtual Machine inside of Windows (but you probably don't have enough memory for the latter just now). You don't need to lose all your data if you don't want too.

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what is Pre-installed when i boot from a disk to change to linux. AKA is there a Messenger of some sort ((like MSN?)) i know there is internet, what else is there?
There are messengers which you can use MSN on. There are about 22,000 available packages - a bit much to go into now.

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Anything i should know! Problems i could run into?
You only have 256Mb of RAM and Ubuntu will run a little slowly. Can you get more RAM? If not, you might be better to use a lighter system like Xubuntu
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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i have 256 MB of ram.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #8
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Hello Kat
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2. Whats a good replacement for iTunes on linux?

3. what is Pre-installed when i boot from a disk to change to linux. AKA is there a Messenger of some sort ((like MSN?)) i know there is internet, what else is there?
Here's a list of iTunes equivalents for Linux and here are some sites listing a variety of equivalents for Linux http://www.linuxappfinder.com/alternatives, http://www.linuxalt.com/, LQ WIKI

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