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Old 08-07-2005, 05:02 AM   #1
Peter A
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Greetings, everybody:


Hello to you all. Complete newbie here who finally lost patience with windows and bought an iMac. Now comfortable with that, so am left with an HP laptop running xp, which I can't bear to use. So what better idea than to overwrite Bills' masterpiece with one of the Linux distros. Ubuntu looks favourite at present but I plan to follow these forums for a while before I make a final decision.
The water's going to be quite deep for this newbie member, so should I fail to find a solution in the archives, I hope you will forgive me for asking a dumb question from time to time.
Right then *eyeing the archives*, seems I have some reading to do....
Regards to all here,
Peter.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 06:32 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ Enjoy the archives
 
Old 08-07-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
Pete M
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Welcome to LQ Peter A

This link may help Linux Laptops

Pete
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome. I had found that link as it happens, but thanks; unfortunately not listed... in fact, pretty much 'not listed' anywhere, LOL. (ze4505ea). So I researched compatability one item at a time; motherboard, processor and so on and it looked good to proceed. The sagest advice I've found on here so far said to 'select a machine that doesen't matter' (OK, done) and then 'jump straight in' (OK, just taking a breath first).
The 'newbie' forum will be home for a while, I think. I'll try not to be a nuisance!
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:57 AM   #5
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Peter A

Why not try a live Cd first see how that get's on with your hardware

Ubuntu is available if that's what you are interested in

ubuntu-5.04-live-i386.iso or kubuntu-5.04.5-i386-live.iso

Pete
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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Aha, now that is a *good* plan, indeed. Thanks, Pete. Will burn a cd shortly.
 
  


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