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Old 02-27-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
danaesun
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Hi. I'm looking for some advice please. I want a 10' notebook with a HDD (100GB +), decent battery (more than 4 hours), basic program capability (simple photo edit and video/music player), and a fast boot system. I've heard that Linux can give me what I need but, being a simpleton with computers and a PC girl so far, I'm unsure what to look for.
I know the differences between Windows systems and how they work but whenever I look for Linux, there are alot of thing I don't understand. Can someone give me a "Dumbos Guide" please? Boot time and program capabilities etc and any notebooks which are recomended.
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Dan
 
Old 02-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition is a good start. Quoting from the Rute website:
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Rute is a technical reference and teaching tool for new GNU/Linux users as well as advanced administrators. A copy should be available from your local book store.
You can also download it from the link given above.

PS: www.google.com/linux is your friend. Use it to research questions about GNU/Linux.

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