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Old 08-03-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
Kat Skella
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Exclamation I need alittle Help with Ubuntu


Hey every one im new and i joined because i want to use this site to help decide if i want to convert my laptop into a Ubuntu or keep it Windows XP.

My friend left me Ubuntu 9. something i think i don't have it its currently hidden for me but I'll go get it today. He copied it from another disk and wrote Ubuntu on it but i trust him so yea.

Any suggestions? I mean is Ubuntu 9 good and if you guys want i'll write down my specs.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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No one gonna help me out here? i know im new but still?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ Kat Skella!

Ubuntu rocks!
LOL

yes, you should try it
9.04 is the latest version and there are many different flavors of ubuntu 9.04 too
like ultimate edition, reg ubuntu, samurai ubuntu, others


and yes please give all specs on your oc and what you wanna do?

you can install ubuntu Inside windows
you can also dual boot along side windows

if you have usb, you can run Ubuntu off that persistent(saves settings, apps added, etc)
and not touch your XP at all

so, digging the dog, tell us what's up?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:32 AM   #4
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LOL thankys and here are my specs i got them before you posted.

i believe this is all the specs.

Processor

* Processor Celeron M 1.4 GHz

RAM

* Installed Size 256.0 MB
* Technology DDR2 SDRAM

Storage

* Hard Drive 40.0 GB

Optical Storage

* Type DVD-ROM

Display

* Display Type 15.4

Video

* Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900

Operating System / Software

* OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:32 AM   #5
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Dual Boot?

Why not install Ubuntu and keep your Windows XP? When you are installing Ubuntu, you can keep your XP partition and install Ubuntu in a new partition.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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Im not sure if my computer can handle that. Its got alot of crap on if from my dad =_=
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:33 AM   #7
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You came the the wrong place for unbiased information.

What do you want out of your system? Are you a gamer? Do you just use your computer for email/browsing the web? Do you do graphics work, word processing, etc? Not to say that Linux is bad for any of these (and in fact, it greatly excels at a number of these) but if you want to get the most out of your computer, you need to look at what you're doing with it and go from there.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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Well im a huge Ragnarok player and i love going on youtube and rp sites so yea i guess your right. I also love to make images on photoshop and stuff like that. I do make games on Game maker.

OMG DA JA VU o-o;

any ways what do you guys recommend for syncing your ipods on Ubuntu?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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Go with Ultimate Edition 2.2 or I think 2.3's out now

Best Ubuntu as it has Everything!
it's like a dvd orwhat?
cough...hack...LOL

http://ultimateedition.info/
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #10
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wow sweet thank you Linus. Um so i boot off the disk i burned this too?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:52 AM   #11
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i think i might use the Ubuntu 9 tho because he show'd me it on his computer and its really sweet! idk so what can i use for itunes on Ubuntu?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:53 AM   #12
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yeah
you mean do you boot off the dvd or cd?
yes,

download a iso image from ubtuntu or ultimate

you should burn the iso image to cd/dvd using k3b at slowest speed!

Oh, you only have windows?
damn, I think you can use Imgburn to burn the iso in dindows
or maybe there's another app in windows?

LOL, I dont' have windows
I'm windows retarded
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:58 AM   #13
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LOL well bbl i gtg get that disk and get drunk LMAO xD
 
Old 08-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #14
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A good program for burning iso's on windows is infrarecorder, it's open source, but only on windows. I like it a lot, it's good for more than just iso's.
 
  


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