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Ok well here's my stats
Motherboard: dont know
CPU: 1.6ghz intel celeron socket M
GPU: ATI 520M
its a 4 year old ML3109 and im download ubuntu by wubi were it installs it inside of windows. and whenever it says ubuntu or windows before it goes into the OS i click ubuntu it never gets to the ubuntu interface. :/ can anyone help me because i dont know if my computer is good enough? also whats the absolute fastest version of linux?
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First off, never, ever, ever, ever, EVER, use wubi. The TL;DR version is you lose pretty much every benefit Linux has to offer by installing it within Windows.

Your best bet is to install something more like Xubuntu, or if you want to get past the *buntu phase, you can try a distro like Crunchbang.

As for the fastest Linux, that would probably go to Gentoo, but only because you compile EVERYTHING to run for your system. It's a pain to set up and maintain, and just generally not worth it.

Outside of that, pretty much all distributions will offer similar performance, but the DE/WM can really slow a system down. The lightweight ones are things like XFCE, LXDE [or is it LMDE?], or just a WM like Openbox or Fluxbox.
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well then i cant really do it on a CD because its uber confusing too me:/
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well then i cant really do it on a CD because its uber confusing too me:/
What part is confusing? I have nothing but time to waste right now.
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What part is confusing? I have nothing but time to waste right now.
The ISO no matter what i do i dont know what this is. haha it always says burn the ISO of your choice to a disc and im thinking there are NO ISO files!
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The ISO no matter what i do i dont know what this is. haha it always says burn the ISO of your choice to a disc and im thinking there are NO ISO files!
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

Where it says 1.) Download Ubuntu

After you choose the 32 bit one (really should be 64 but idk if you computer can handle it) you click the big orange download button. That is downloading ubuntu-11.04-desktop-i386.iso.
    
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wow! then i take that and just burn it to a cd?
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wow! then i take that and just burn it to a cd?
You'll need to use a program like InfraRecorder [Windows] or Brasero [Linux] to burn the image properly, but yeah, thats pretty much all.

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http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

Where it says 1.) Download Ubuntu

After you choose the 32 bit one (really should be 64 but idk if you computer can handle it) you click the big orange download button. That is downloading ubuntu-11.04-desktop-i386.iso.
That old of a processor probably isn't x86_64 compatible.
Also, OP, I suggest you grab the Xubuntu ISO rather than Ubuntu. GNOME will probably bring that setup to its knees.
Edited by Bluescreen_Of_Death - 6/12/11 at 3:14am
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so dang thats simple. Do i need special CD's because mine always seem to fail at burning or my pc does? Can i burn it on my sig rig and put it on this crappy laptop? and will the desktop ubuntu work for a notebook?
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so dang thats simple. Do i need special CD's because mine always seem to fail at burning or my pc does? Can i burn it on my sig rig and put it on this crappy laptop? and will the desktop ubuntu work for a notebook?
No, just plain CD-R's will work, but you'll want to burn the disk as slowly as possible to avoid write errors.

Yes, desktop will work on your laptop. The main difference between 'Desktop' and 'Server' *buntu is that the server release doesn't come with a GUI [as a GUI isn't needed on a server].

I still suggest you use Xubuntu rather than Ubuntu, too.
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