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Im switching from windows im wondering if someone can walk me through the Install and everything!!!
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http://www.ubuntu.com/

^Download the ubuntu desktop CD ISO- X86 32 bit- 64 still has issues

Here is a link to one mirror
http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/releases/6.06/


Then, burn the ISO to a CD, place CD in CD tray, and reboot. You should have no problems- If you do, you will have to set CD to boot BEFORE hard drive in the bios- should be like that automatically.

Click the install icon- Report back for further instruction if necissary.
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You need to ask your self the question, "Do you want to learn linux? or do you want to use Linux?"
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Well, Gentoo IS a possibility... Much more complicated than ubuntu. I am soon going to install gentoo on this rig- when I have time.. I reccomend ubuntu for a first linux distro- But gentoo is here:

http://www.gentoo.org/
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ubuntu rocks im on it right now.
So easy to use and i have never gotten a error yet.
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Well, if he simply wants to use linux, then Ubuntu is perfect for him. I have it on my lappy, simply because its an internet browser. However, for a newbie to linux. I would highly recommend choosing a different distro aimed at those who use Linux in a technical sense. Debian, RHEL\\Fedora are all very good distro's for grandma and for the new Mr Torvalds. Gentoo however, I wouldn't recommend to someone new to linux. Just the installation phase can be daunting, but if you feel confident, the guide supplied is very good, so be my guest.
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
Well, if he simply wants to use linux, then Ubuntu is perfect for him. I have it on my lappy, simply because its an internet browser. However, for a newbie to linux. I would highly recommend choosing a different distro aimed at those who use Linux in a technical sense. Debian, RHEL\\Fedora are all very good distro's for grandma and for the new Mr Torvalds. Gentoo however, I wouldn't recommend to someone new to linux. Just the installation phase can be daunting, but if you feel confident, the guide supplied is very good, so be my guest.
Well, call me a grandma because I'm all for Ubuntu. Sorry for wanting a functional desktop with little hassles.
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post #8 of 16
i always sugest suse over ne thing i dont knwo what all fuss over unbuntu is its just debian isent it it feels liek deiban
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Suse, FC, the *buntu distros, are all my top recommendations.
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Get FreeBsd !
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