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Well I had Xubuntu on my 333Mhz/96MB Laptop. Tried Ubuntu and noticed very little difference, Now it's got Win98 on it so I can play all the old DOS Games I have on it.
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Hey guys, I want to try this "Ubuntu" stuff! Is it free ? And can I run it on this same computer as a secondary OS just to try it out ?

Thanks !
    
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Originally Posted by PeDrO305
Hey guys, I want to try this "Ubuntu" stuff! Is it free ? And can I run it on this same computer as a secondary OS just to try it out ?

Thanks !
Free , it is.
yes you can use it as a secound OS, but you could D/L the ISO and burn it. Then you could boot 'live' up from the cd and give it a try before\\without installing it. http://www.ubuntu.com/
    
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And what do I do about the drivers ??? Just get the Linux drivers ???

Cuz I'm thinking of using it my second rig.
    
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post #15 of 16
Well, drivers should be included- ALL OF THEM- but graphics drivers...

Automatix is apiece of software that can take care of them- (Nvidia at least) and a ton of other stuff- like mp3 codecs.

http://www.getautomatix.com/
post #16 of 16
I just installed Xubuntu on an old Latitude notebook (PII 366MHz, 256MB RAM, 2.5MB integrated video, 6GB HDD). The laptop runs KDE and Gnome just fine. All hardware is recognized; the only problem is the additional wireless card I'm trying to set up for it.
The thing about XFCE (Xubuntu) is that it's very plain and simple (even compared to Gnome) so you may be left wanting. It doesn't even have a device manager; a minor issue since you can scan the PC from the terminal. Some other things like keyboard layouts don't have a graphical interface and must be changed in the terminal. All this is no big deal to me since I have gotten used to playing with command lines, but if you want a little of an easier time with Linux go with Gnome, or better yet with KDE.
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