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Old 05-13-2009, 03:26 AM   #16
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Ubuntu should run on these specs but I do not know about the wireless keyboard and mouse since they are from microsoft. You may need to work out for them to work. I do not use wireless keyboard or have never used one so no comments on that.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 03:52 AM   #17
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I second the previous poster - get your hands on the 64bit CD version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and try it out - it's a live CD, and you can check if it works on your hardware without any risk (once you boot your computer from the CD, there's an option offering this - and it's the default one). You can either download and burn the ISO file yourself (burn as "CD/ISO image", not as a file!) or order from Ubuntu for free! Having used wireless gear before, I'm really confident you'll be able to make it work.

As to SimplyMEPIS, it's a very well made distribution that has very good hardware and media support out of the box - but you can get the same with Ubuntu without much trouble once it's installed (there are license issues Ubuntu assesses differently than SimplyMEPIS - it's not up to me to discuss this here). SimplyMEPIS comes as a live CD too, but you'll have to make the CD yourself once you've downloaded the ISO file.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #18
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Introduction to Linux

Welcome Jillxz. Helpful link for beginners:

http://linuxbasics.org/LDP/LDP/intro...tml/index.html

It is online book and is also available in pdf at:

http://linuxbasics.org/LDP/LDP/intro...ntro-linux.pdf
 
Old 05-13-2009, 03:55 PM   #19
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I did burn a cdof mepis and it booted right up. Got in there and clicked on Firefox at bottom of page and it said Firefox was already running. Then several links where to download firefox. i could not do anything so I just came out of lenux.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 10:59 PM   #20
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hi

hi guys, newbie here
 
Old 05-14-2009, 01:12 AM   #21
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hi guys, newbie here
Welcome to LQ. Start a new thread if you have some issues that are not related to this thread instead of hijacking someone else's.
And No. I am not bullying you out just telling some facts about forum.
 
Old 05-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #22
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I had Mepis and had trouble. Did not like it. Today I have Ubuntu and have no proprobles so far. Only thing is , when I got ready to go out , I did not see a button to come out and reboot or log off. I had to hit my computer tower button and then it gave me the options to restart or turn off. One should not have to do this. I don't like that part at all. There should be a turn off/restart button on Mepis itself
 
Old 05-14-2009, 05:28 PM   #23
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I'm not using Mepis (or are you referring to Ubuntu) but you should be able to right click in the taskbar and get an option to configure panel or add to panel and put a logout button there.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 01:31 AM   #24
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Logout button is usually there on the right hand top corner by default. If it is not there you can just add it by following the yancek's advice. But Ubuntu is good os and once you spend some time on it you will definitely feel more comfortable.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 09:01 AM   #25
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I second the previous poster - get your hands on the 64bit CD version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and try it out - it's a live CD, and you can check if it works on your hardware without any risk (once you boot your computer from the CD, there's an option offering this - and it's the default one). You can either download and burn the ISO file yourself (burn as "CD/ISO image", not as a file!) or order from Ubuntu for free! Having used wireless gear before, I'm really confident you'll be able to make it work.

As to SimplyMEPIS, it's a very well made distribution that has very good hardware and media support out of the box - but you can get the same with Ubuntu without much trouble once it's installed (there are license issues Ubuntu assesses differently than SimplyMEPIS - it's not up to me to discuss this here). SimplyMEPIS comes as a live CD too, but you'll have to make the CD yourself once you've downloaded the ISO file.

M.
I did use UBUNTU 9.04 64Bit. All the distros that I have tried ran fine on my wireless keyboard and mouse. I have tried MEPIS , KUBUNTU 9.04 , and UBUNTU 9.04. All 64 Bit
 
  


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