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Old 11-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Jackalope Newbie~OK to start with this distro?

I figured since there was a brand new Ubuntu release it would be best to start with one that was around for awhile. I put the Jackalope onto my PC (finally ridding the house of MS). I have a mac in the other room.

I'm guessing that linux releases can be buggy like mac/window stuff~but the "Update Manager" keeps popping up wanting me to update~can I just ignore/disable this for the time being until I'm used to things? Or am I being overly cautious? Also, would the update work directly, or would I need to download and burn another cd?

(Changing from XP to Ubuntu was cake. Googled around till I figured out how to get the flashplayer going on Firefox, and fiddled around until I got sound, but hey that didn't take anytime at all~my 9 y/o son is working over the new OS right now, if there is anything not quite right he'll find it )
Old 11-24-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Your farther than most!

I agree about new "things" often having bugs; 9.10. fedora 12...etc

I think 9.04 is rock stable dude

if you wanna check out a customized 9.04; hit that phalanx-9.04 link below
and yes I have 9.04 installed in like 3 diff partitions and have it updated fully
no issues
Old 11-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Hey thank you very much~it's been very simple at this point.
Old 11-24-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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1. Congrats! Good luck and God Bless!
2. I used Ubuntu Karmic for a while, its really nice actually, although it was on my lappy.
3. I see you liked the Mac. Cairo-dock is a really cool dock that feels like Macs but has more features (My opinion).
4. LQ is a great place to come if you have a question. Theres all kinds of really nice people.


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