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Old 02-08-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question Replacing Windozed7 with Ubuntu 1010 onHPg62 notebook

Used ubuntu to wipe my brother's new laptop of bloated non-responsive windozed7 and use entire drive for linux. still trying to sort what files to download to make the transition. Sharing internet for search and downloading, but this notebook will not be connected where it is going, so I'd like to have a comprehensive collection of required software to support and enhance the learning curve. He wanted Knoppix, but I read that Ubuntu was a good choice for this machine and we both want to make the switch to Linux..., just too many flavours to choose from. I also have Knoppix 6.4 on disc, but haven't used it on any machine yet. My desktop is next..., ASUS P7P55D w\intel 4-core. Can I use Ubuntu 1010 on it as well? I'm willing to surf and follow the links to learn, but my brother is off-grid and would need some offline documentation to be on the hard-drive. Just steer me in the right direction, and I'm sure my questions will become shorter as I learn. Thanks to all!
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Your request is kind of non-specific, so it's difficult to direct you to the right resources. Assuming your brother-in-law wants to learn about and how to use Ubuntu there's a downloadable pdf manual here: it should cover enough to get him going. If you post more specific requests I'm sure this thread will get filled with other useful suggestions.
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Knoppix is not designed to be installed to the HDD, although it can be. The Knoppix website advises against it.

You can find lots of good reading available for download here:

I would definitely recommend the Introduction to Linux. You can get the PDF here:
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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Talking Thanks for Leads and Info

Thanks for the quick input.., I've still been tweaking and learning about Ubuntu1010..., seems it will be easy to keep it and familiarise myself with the Linux variations, as I am not having to write any commands or code to choose or invoke an application. I don't miss windoze7 at all..., and my brother's HPg62 hasn't asked for any input or given me any grief so far. I have downloaded the PDF manuals the links sent me to, and will peruse them for the next few hours..., or days. I didn't specify any parameters on partitions when I installed Ubuntu, but don't recall the option to do so. No problems so far with power off/on, shutdown/restart or any boot process, so I am extremely pleased with this flavour of Linux. I have been terrified of the prospect of relearning DOS/syntax or anything like it for the last decade, but Ubuntu has made the transition easier than changing versions of Windozed. Billy-God-Gates...Eat Your Heart Out!!!
Even though my questions were very general in scope, you gave me all the answers I needed to get me going in the right direction, and use the research tools on hand...(my brain) to pursue and learn by using the information you all have contributed and are sharing with us. It goes without saying, that the same thanks and accolades go out to all those that have provided these open source programs and platforms.
I will now embark on the learning curve of "All that is Linux" and use Ubuntu as my first experience. Thanks again for the great intro to my first distro..., I will probably be back soon to another of these pages with some more specific questions..., or results, if they are worth posting.
Thanks in advance for everything, Glad I joined!
Wayne R. King

Just had to come back to encourage all those in doubt..., the learning curve from DOS to Linux commands is tedious, but worth it. I still have my issues with Ubuntu 1010, but all the help and info is out there in these forums and the people that contribute. I haven't posted any more than what it took to get me started. I will return with specifc problems when they arise..., but I have found that every issue or enquiry has a guru or even a newbie addressing or helping me to solve it. I enjoy the basic interaction with my computer, as the more I have control over it..., the more it seems it does what I want it to do. The transition from Windoze and DOS, to Linux and "The Code" is a tough learning curve..., But it is rewarding in ways most sheeple don't understand.
I still can't use my headphones or watch a DVD..., but there are people out there with worse problems in life than that. I can..., with help from this forum, solve my issues..., those others are beyond help!

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