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Old 01-17-2008, 06:27 AM   #1
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Good bye Windows:)!!!


All i can say right this second is wow!!..I love Ubuntu!!...For my applications,surfing,music etc it is far superior to Windows..Why did i not have the courage many moons ago!?
I have had U installed now for several hours and am feeling my way around..So far it is quick,and very enjoyable.
I have no idea why so many Windows users fear it??,that which we do not know i guess?
I thank everyone on here who have put up with my Newbie questions,(yes there will be moreand have helped me to install this great OS!
I ran into one problem while attempting to fire up the CD to run in live mode,i kept getting just a black screen?? after several attempts it loaded? The disk check showed no issues?
On one last note,i backed up my files from XP and formatted my HD.So long Billy Boy!!!..ps:Is there a utility for defragmenting,and cleaning? or do i need to download one? And so the questions begin

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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Defragging, no... and you don't really need one until your hard drive is something like 95% full.

Cleaning. I think there are some apps in the synaptic for tidying up the file system.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:42 AM   #3
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Defragging, no... and you don't really need one until your hard drive is something like 95% full.

Cleaning. I think there are some apps in the synaptic for tidying up the file system.
Why does it not need defragging? I was planning on it down the road..Does Linux have something builtl into it,which automatically does this?
As well how about anti virus and Fire wall? I have heard people say with Linux you have no virus worries,why?
Would you know of a site i can receive downloads from for Ubuntu?Do i require software such as a registry cleaner? Or all of those cleaning aps just a waste of disk space?
Thanks

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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Why doesn't linux need defragmenting?

Downloads usually come from the Canonical site or an official mirror. Look under Settings/Administration for Synaptic Package Manager and Software Sources.

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:59 AM   #5
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In Slackware a file check (fschk) is automatically run on every 30 or so boots. Might be worth checking if Ubuntu does this.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:01 AM   #6
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Yeah, Ubuntu does that too.

Annoying, isn't it
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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In Slackware a file check (fschk) is automatically run on every 30 or so boots. Might be worth checking if Ubuntu does this.
Thanks for the above info..
I have a small problem,everything i am viewing is fairly small?Actually very small? I recall that on install there was a safe graphics mode,i may have started in that?,that would not be the problem would it?And if so to fix this do i have to re-install?? Is there a way to enlarge everything on here? Thanks
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:09 AM   #8
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Small?

Can you post a screenshot (there's a screenshot app that can be added to the panel)?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:13 AM   #9
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I will try...

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Small?

Can you post a screenshot (there's a screenshot app that can be added to the panel)?
Exactly how do i go about doing this??
Thanks
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:17 AM   #10
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Right click on a panel and select add app from the drop down menu. Then scroll down until you get to the right one, select it and click on the add button.

Then upload the screenshot to photobucket or imageshack and paste the image or a link here.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:17 AM   #11
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Yes small!

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Small?

Can you post a screenshot (there's a screenshot app that can be added to the panel)?
Everything i am viewing is very small,text,pics,icons,everything looks abuth half the size?
When i just awhile ago installed Ubuntu,i noticed an option to start in safe Graphics mode,i may have inadvertintly clicked that, as i noticed,the text was smaller my second time around using the live disc feature.I really hope i haven't messed it all up and have U installed in this small format,and i have to install again??
Thanks
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:18 AM   #12
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For a firewall I use guarddog. I assume it is in a Ubuntu repository. The gusrddog site has good instructions on how to set the protocols.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:18 AM   #13
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Anti-virus? - Never used one , but I do not run windows at all.

Firewall? Is in my router/modem, otherwise look at iptables or a GUI frontend to iptables, like guarddog

Would you know of a site i can receive downloads from for Ubuntu? Certainly, the ubuntu repositories: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
For help, see here: https://help.ubuntu.com/7.10/add-app...s/C/index.html

Make sure you choose the right distro issue (Dapper, Edgy, Gutsy etc) (Please also put this information in your profile )

Do I require software such as a registry cleaner? Short answer - No. Linux has no "registry". Thank God.

Once you have enabled the ubuntu repositories, you'll get an icon on your panel to tell you when updates are available. You can then install them when you are in the mood. You'll also find a list of some 18,000+ other applications / programs you can install with a couple of clicks.

Pleased you are enjoying linux. Welcome to the fold.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:29 AM   #14
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Well........

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Everything i am viewing is very small,text,pics,icons,everything looks abuth half the size?
When i just awhile ago installed Ubuntu,i noticed an option to start in safe Graphics mode,i may have inadvertintly clicked that, as i noticed,the text was smaller my second time around using the live disc feature.I really hope i haven't messed it all up and have U installed in this small format,and i have to install again??
Thanks
I managed to get the screen shot on my desk top,i guess im figuring Ubuntu out However having only been using U for about 4hrs now i am very lost
Thanks Dave
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:30 AM   #15
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The small text and graphics might be something to do with your screen resolution. Look in screens and graphics under Settings/Administration and see if the res is set to a different value to the one you're used to.
 
  


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