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Old 05-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Making the jump from XP Pro to Ubuntu 10.04


I just finished making a clone image on my XP Pro HD and am now ready to install Ubuntu 10.04. Are there any scripts available that will install software that will add more functionality to my new Ubuntu installation?

I installed 10.04 on a Dell Desktop circa 2003 with an 80GB HD and 512MB of RAM. Looking forward to using it!!

Is this latest Ubuntu release better than XP Pro overall?
 
Old 05-06-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Are there any scripts available that will install software that will add more functionality to my new Ubuntu installation?
There certainly is:

http://perfectbuntu.category5.tv/

http://maketecheasier.com/what-to-in...cid/2010/04/21

Make sure you understand what these scripts will do, you use them at your own risk!
 
Old 05-06-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks! I have Ubuntu 10.04 already running in VMware Fusion on my Mac to get a feel for it. I am in the middle of installing 10.04 at the moment on my PC.

I will take a look at the scripts and links you provide in your response. Thanks!!
 
Old 05-06-2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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Because I use my Mac all the time, I really like the dock. What would you recommend I use that is similar, for Ubuntu 10.04? I want to see if I am able to get as close to the functionality I have on my Mac, with Ubuntu 10.04 keeping in mind that I am using a PC circa 2003 with an 80GB drive and 512MB of RAM.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #5
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There are a few docks available. I personally use Avant Window Navigator. See here: http://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/...ks-for-ubuntu/ for an overview of the others. They can be dependant on how good your graphics card is.

Here's a screencast of cairo dock in action: http://grigio.org/screencast/ubuntu_..._x_killer_apps

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:11 AM   #6
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Is this latest Ubuntu release better than XP Pro overall?
"better" is a vague question and depends on what you want to do with it. The latest ubuntu is probably as sorted as XP was before SP1. Most people waited for XP SP1 before upgrading from W2K and many waited longer.
 
  


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