might try Ubuntu 9.10 on my main notebook 3 years ago
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Second, you need to get an Ubuntu CD. You can:
How I did it:
1. Ubuntu 8.10 Install using the built in USB Creator
2. Create USB Boot CD for Ubuntu 8.10 Read how I did it… 4 years ago
How I did it: Just download the operating system for free, burn it onto a CD and boot your computer from that CD. You can test out the OS before you attempt to install it. You can easily set up a dual boot if you need any vital windows/mac programs. Come over to the open-source community, we are the best! Read how I did it… 4 years ago
After my minor PC upgrade I finally got this done last night.
Initially a bit daunting finding out about where all the codecs and upgrades need to come from.
Got Automatix2 and installed a load of other things.
Looking forward to playing with this some more – it all looks very smooth so far. Also planning on checking out Compiz Fusion.
A new level of Geekness I have ent0Rzd. w00t!!!! 5 years ago
Since I now work at a programming job that actually challenges me, I’ve found myself far less inclined to seek out other computer-related things to provide mental stimulation (freelance work, learning other programming languages, etc). This includes fudging around with a Linux installation that I probably won’t use too much at home anyway… I suppose I’d rather be outside or cooking or just destressing rather than worrying about config files in my free time :).
I still have a whole old box to do something with though… right now it’s not much more than a mini-table. 5 years ago
Wow that was easier than installing Windows XP! I highly recommend it and it’s an amazing system. 5 years ago
I’ve had the install CD lying around for months now.
Somehow I got it into my head that I needed a second harddisc for my PC first.
I have 40GB of free space.
What are the pro’s and con’s of having 2 systems on one disc?
I’ll try to read up on this and see if I can go ahead. WOuld be so much easier if I could do this with the hardware I have. 5 years ago
and am using it right now. The wireless connection completely defeated me, but then I tried pretending that I was not paying attention but really watched the laptop through the corner of my eye and the connection came right up. 6 years ago
The most recent (7.04, aka “Feisty Fawn”) has improved its wireless network configuration, making it a serious alternative to SuSE. (Fedora Core keeps breaking things like FC6 didn’t have Motif, so my linux app wouldn’t work without being recompiled. Thus, I don’t consider FC to be stable for production use.)
There are still a handful of Windows programs for which there aren’t Linux-equivalents. I’ll be looking into virtualization (either via VMware, Wine or one of the others), or remain dual-booting. 6 years ago
This was so entirely worth doing. I have 2 hard drives in my PC so I always install Windows on one and a linux on the other. I just had to reinstall windows so I finally decided to use my Ubuntu disc. Installation was incredibly easy. It’s a very clean and simple distro – easy to use. I usually have a problem getting the wireless to work with linux as it’s the only internet I have on the PC but with Ubuntu I simply typed in that the SSID was “NETGEAR” and it worked immediately. I am very impressed and I have found that since I have installed it, I haven’t booted Windows once! :-D 6 years ago
I installed kubuntu 6.10 tonight! And nearly painless! Why pay $300 for an OS?! Anyway, almost immediately, I installed a bunch of education packages and played around with them entirely too much. This was definitely worth it! 6 years ago
Pretty good I must say, I would install it permanently but I am an avid pc gamer :D 6 years ago
...And with rather adverse conditions, I managed to get this working. I write about it here and describe how I had trouble getting an image to work, and a few frustrations with the install.
Still, this is the second time I’ve run a *nix system, and the last time, it took me three days and a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get FreeBSD running. Ubuntu was a breeze, relatively.
Still, it’s Linux, and it’s not for the faint of heart. ...And, personally, I like it that way.
Anyway. Here I am! 6 years ago
I love Ubuntu Linux! Its faster and does more than my old windows could. Its pretty easy to figure out, and I’m more than willing to help anyone out there who is having trouble. (If I can’t figure it out, I’ll help you get in touch with someone who can!) 6 years ago
... mastering it seems to be a wee bit harder.
Very good OS, though. Great support online. I had only one hardware issue
- external 802.11g adapter - but that wasn’t fatal. Great networking options.
And I always keep a bootable CD of Ubuntu in my laptop bag—always comes in handy to have an OS on a CD, for when someone has a Windows PC fail and they need to get their data off of it!
It’s also been fantastic for keeping my iPod going on this long business trip I’m on. I can boot from the CD, pull music from an external DH I have, and freshen up my music irregardless of whose computer I’ve borrowed. 6 years ago
Got to say that I’ve since been mostly using my XP install, but the experience with Linux was very useful in getting better understanding of the relationship between the software and hardware.
WiFi support is a bitch. 6 years ago
but this is the LAST TIME. I have yet to do my paperSSS on this clunky old machine so I will take the trouble of installing the alternate version of Ubuntu as I have heard that it works the best of all install CDs. If this doesn’t work, then HELLO MACBOOK! 6 years ago
I haven’t done my lab report yet and I spent a whole day yesterday trying to install it. It keeps on going to this “Linux uncompressing” screen after “Adding live user”. And then the screen goes blank. I haven’t tried out the whole Edubuntu yet but I plan to in the future when I have the time. It sounds great but the thing is, our PC is ancient. So, yea, I’m going go buy myself a Mac. 6 years ago
Ubuntu seems easier to dl and install because of it’s 1 ISO versus Fedora’s 5.
Btw, I am downloading Edubuntu.
takes more patience to learn a unix based OS but defintely worth as you eventually become more empowered via scripting and even your own OS modifications or plugins. 7 years ago
My perfectly functional older computer has been sitting in a corner of my house for a year and a half. I have a KVM switch already (though I need to get a router), so I’m going to set it up next to my current computer and install Ubuntu (maybe Kubuntu?) on it and use it for freelance work and assorted coding projects. I have Fedora Core 4 on a work computer and it’s okay but not amazing, and in the past I’ve played with assorted versions of Redhat and Mandrake (uggggh) and they were pretty dumpy. Ubuntu, please make me happier! 7 years ago
The next version, 6.06 will install much easier. You boot it like the live CD, you can test it, etc. Then if you like it just click the desktop icon and a wizard opens to install. It’s called Espresso.
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/flight6 7 years ago
Well I’ve been using it for a bit now, so I’m crossing this off my list.
I will be installing this on my old Win2k desktop when Microsoft pull the support plug (which is soon I think).
Then I’ll be free! 7 years ago
At Last I was Able to install it. it was easy and is great fun 7 years ago
Anything to get away from the Windows nightmare is worth it. I now have a extremely usable Windows replacement for no cost at all. 7 years ago
Well i’ve installed UBUNTU 5.10. It succesfully recognized all my hardware including the wireless interface and ATI 9700 Mobile graphics card on my laptop(MSI 510C).
This step by step task based ubuntu tutorial&guide is handy. Take a look at it. http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu 7 years ago
Tried to play the radio on the BBC site and found I’m going to have to install Real Player.
Thankfully the BBC have links and tips on the installation, with a link to Real to download the Linux version.
I download it, make it executable and run it—apparently it can’t find a library. “error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”
I think I’ve got a path issue, but I don’t know the root password (never got asked for it during the installation) so I don’t think I can change the path and therefore make it work.
Help anyone? 7 years ago