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Old 03-11-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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wanting to get into linux with my new asus 1000he

I just ordered a asus 1000he netbook (after returning the not so great acer aspire one) and I will be starting college for computer sciences this summer. Since i am finally getting back into the computer field I am wanting to get know linux. I hear Ubuntu is a great starter to work with. Though I am wanting to jump the gun and have something that is nice and allows me to really get to know linux. Pretty much jump in and start messing around. I am trying to find a good tutorial to use a dual boot on it that is aimed toward netbook installs. As I'm sure you all have heard this netbook only comes with xp and i've never done a dual boot b4. I tried looking for tutorials but they aim more at desktops than netbooks so i am hoping to find some help here and more help later on when i become more familiar with it. So any suggestion to a noob would be great. key factors. Also I really am only use to xp right now and and do want to keep both OS to make sure i can get my school work done. I'm pretty sure a teacher will eventually make me do a powerpoint so hehehe i would need windows i guess. But key factors i need help with follows

1) whats the best linux software to use for a noob like myelf
2) whats a good tutorial for doing a dual booting, has anyone done it for an asus 1000he and if you could walk through it with me I will worship you and make a statue in your honor! (not really but nice sentiment )
3) what are some good programs i should look into and books I should read.

oh and i've heard rumors that xp netbooks won't handle a 2 gb ram upgrade is that true?????
Old 03-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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Dual boot

The tutorial features installing Ubuntu, but is applicable to other distributions. Be aware that linux is different in structure, use and terminology. You might look at these.

It is possible to make an installation quicker by installing a lighter version of linux or choosing another window manager. I believe there is a version of this machine with linux. That and google might be a good place to start.

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