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Old 11-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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have" inspiron E1505 laptop" and downloaded "ubuntu 12.10" is it right choice?


hi,
My laptop have seperate button " media direct" . i have downloaded ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop inspiron e1505" and dont know if i made the right choice. I am also using computer first time and dont know how to use it. Please direct me to any site to learn about computers and i want to help develope free software after i learn so help me please where to start and which site to use .I am in new york usa . thanks

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Here are some good websites to learn about Ubuntu:

http://help.ubuntu.com
http://wiki.ubuntu.com
http://ubuntuforums.org
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

Does your computer already have an operating system pre-installed? If so, then that is probably the easiest way to begin learning about computers.
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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This laptop seems to have only 512MB of RAM, I suppose that it is not enough for a recent version of Ubuntu.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks Markush and Snowpine
I have already installed 12.10 and clicked "about the computer" on the right top and saw in pop up
12.10
1. device name ( ubuntu)
2. memory 2.gib -
3.processor Genuine intel cpu t2050 @ 1.60ghz x 2
4. Graphics unknown (dont know why it says unknown)
5. OS type 32-bit
6. Disk 0 bytes

This computer model is dell inspiron e1505 media center and had windows xp around 4 yr old. Please let me know what computer i need to buy for a person who dont know about computer at all so that i can learn and where to buy it from. I dont mind paying 600$ - 800 and i live in new york city. it did not come with ubuntu preinstalled . If i buy ,how long will it last until i buy another one? . My ubuntu slows and freezes when i open around 5 browsers.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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No need to buy a new computer; recommend you analyze the websites that are making your computer slow down. Do they have a lot of ads, animations, and flash videos? If so, you can install add-ons for your web browser that block flash, scripts, ads, etc. but to recommend I need to know which browser you use.

If that doesn't help, you can try the lightweight Xfce desktop as described here:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/xfce
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Thanks snowpine.
i use firefox
 
Old 11-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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To install add-ons in Firefox go to:

Tools menu
Add-ons

Some of the add-ons I personally use and recommend: Adblock Plus, NoScript, Flashblock

However they will only help if my theory is correct that the pages you are visiting have these features. Since I don't know your browsing history I am only speculating.
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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hi snowpine .

Your mentioning there noscript ,reminds me that i do get a pop up many times about scripts and i click STOP SCRIPTS instead of CONTINUE SCRIPT
 
  


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