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Didn't they ever update the netbook ISO to 10.04.2?
Not from what I can tell. I'm getting these torrents from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubunt...ve-download#bt
 
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Are any of these recommendations Linux-newb friendly? I don't mind putting in the extra time and effort, but I'm hoping to avoid the pull-my-hair-out-in-frustration kind of time and effort .
They pretty much all are. Anything with -buntu at the end will be a pre-packaged distro, complete with GUI, package manager, and some applications.

As to the wubi concern, last I checked, Wubi installes Ubuntu's default filesystem within the NTFS partition of Windows [a filesystem within a filesystem], which can lead to problems, especially if it ever gets fragmented. Not to mention you lose much of the security benefits of the Linux FS IIRC.
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They pretty much all are. Anything with -buntu at the end will be a pre-packaged distro, complete with GUI, package manager, and some applications.

As to the wubi concern, last I checked, Wubi installes Ubuntu's default filesystem within the NTFS partition of Windows [a filesystem within a filesystem], which can lead to problems, especially if it ever gets fragmented. Not to mention you lose much of the security benefits of the Linux FS IIRC.
Oh okay, cool thanks!
 
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Didn't they ever update the netbook ISO to 10.04.2?
It doesn't matter much; you'll get all the updates after the system is installed.
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That's a lot of updates though!
    
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If you want I can send you my Kubuntu discs because they're before the evil of 11. Just don't go using 11.04 or Ubuntu. It's just bad like all "mainstream" things.
It's just mainline Ubuntu that's got a horrible version of 11.04, Kubuntu 11.04, etc have been pretty good iirc.

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Ubuntu 11.04 ~= Windows Vista

Make sense?
Except Vista was only bad because of PEBKAC?

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Wubi isn't horrible, but your system won't go as fast as it would on it's own partition. Also Wubi interferes with your Windows bootloader a bit, and adds an entry that can be difficult to remove sometimes, but thank god you can just find something on the internet to solve your problem.
WUBI has random bugs...All in all, because it edits the bootloader, I'd trust the tried and true method that yields better (In this case, more speedy) results anyway.
    
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