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Old 01-15-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hey, i`ve not actually used Linux or any of it`s distributions like Ubuntu or whatever, but i have a Ubuntu Live CD at home and thinking about actually using it, but i was wondering if there are any specifics to know before using the Operating System, and if so, what they are.

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Just boot the disk and see if you like it. What special instructions can there be for a live CD? Read the README and follow instructions.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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I didn`t mean it like that, i meant like, because at the minute the most i`m using is Windows XP sp2, and to change from one to another, i was just wondering how much the two vary and in what way.

Like, is there an amount you should know about Windows before going on to using Linux?

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Old 01-15-2008, 10:04 AM   #4
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I didn`t mean it like that, i meant like, because at the minute the most i`m using is Windows XP sp2, and to change from one to another, i was just wondering how much the two vary and in what way.

Like, is there an amount you should know about Windows before going on to using Linux?

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Less you know about Windows better for you. Some concepts are very different. "Old hands" in Windows have often hard time to understand Linux.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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They are different. And no, you don't have to know anything about Windows at all to try out Linux. With a live CD you don't even have to know much about Linux to try it. It's specifically designed to show you what Linux is like without asking you to get your hands dirty with learning things. As long as you know how to point and click and can read simple "do this/do that" from the screen, you can manage a live CD distro.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:02 AM   #6
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Okay, thanks for that. I was also wondering if there is a way of being able to run two different operating systems off one hard-drive. Like, install Ubuntu on one partition, and Win XP on another. Is that possible?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:07 AM   #7
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http://www.ubuntu.com/

Go to Support > Documentation. They answer lots of your questions even before you ask them.
Yes, dual-booting from one hard drive is possible, I hear Ubuntu install does it for you. No fiddling needed.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for your help.
 
  


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