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OK so right now I'm downloading the .iso's for Ubuntu. When I'm finished I'll need to burn them to a cd, but this is the part I don't understand. The directions on this site say to use Roxio Easy CD Creator, but I don't have that software. How else can I go about burning the Live CD?
Originally posted by lunarcloud_88
hey aysiu, try including x86_64 stuff on the distro chooser. i know its kinda nice for people to fully use their 64 bit chips when they have 'em. plx add slamd64 and note its unofficial-slackness.
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Originally posted by xLunatiK OK so right now I'm downloading the .iso's for Ubuntu. When I'm finished I'll need to burn them to a cd, but this is the part I don't understand. The directions on this site say to use Roxio Easy CD Creator, but I don't have that software. How else can I go about burning the Live CD?
Do you have Nero? What CD burning program do you have? Whatever program you use, there should be an option to "burn disk as image," "burn image," or "burn CD image." Also, be sure to burn the ISO at a slow speed (2x or 4x).
Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
Linux is very rewarding once the initial learning curve is over.
The fact that you will find lots of friendly help around
(ubuntu community is alegdly fantastic when it comes to helping people)
may encourage you to keep going with whatever distro you have installed,
in my opinion there is not that much of a graal of a distro:
whichever it is there might be a bit of puzzlement at the beginning
depending on how much you know about OS and computers generally
(I mean for the distros which are suitable for "beginners").
Do you mind me asking: Did you ever install an OS before?
Ok, some distro have more polished interface and gui for the installation,
and more or less easy to handle. I thought ubuntu was quite good at that...
Good luck, and courage. You already have done a lot!
if i remember right u can download open office from ubuntu live cd all u do is put cd in and play it no booting from live cd to install open office. as for ubuntu being a more for expeienced user well im working with it so it cant be all that hard but its harder than some other distros but give any distro u try a chance for a few weeks month maybe. if u have problems thats what the forum and guide is for. good luck with whatever u decide to run.
It sounds like the existing computer already does a lot of things that you do not want to disrupt. Therefore, while you are learning Linux, I strongly suggest that you buy (or dig out of the closet) another computer that you can use for this purpose. Leave your existing installation completely alone. Once you are much more familiar with Linux and with the issues involved ... i.e. when you have two computers sitting side-by-side, both of them doing what you want to do ... then you can move forward to the promised-land of computing by the simple expedient of placing a small thermonuclear device directly under the machine that runs Win-duhs and removing yourself, oh, about 100 miles away.
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