Fwd: New to Edubuntu

Bruce Anderson bruce.germund at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 21:46:46 BST 2007

I have a slower internet connection, so a friend of mine is going to
download it and drop it off later this week.

I have one more question, I've been doing some reading on Linux Online
http://www.linux.org/lessons/ and it talked about partitioning your hard
drive before installing Linux.  into swap, /, usr, and home partitions.  THe
author was using Debian Linux for his example, is this also necessary with

I'll check out those forums too.


 On 4/30/07, Scott Ledyard <scott at redboot.biz> wrote:
> Bruce,
> I think you're in for some pleasant surprises. Most everything you're
> asking for comes included.
> Have you downloaded Edubuntu yet? Make sure you have the most recent
> version, 7.04 (short for 2007-Apr) Feisty Fawn. You'll want the desktop
> i386 version.
> The system requirements are quite low, any computer made in the last
> several years should work. Boot your machine from the CD and you'll see that
> Edubuntu runs in Live mode, allowing you to check it out before installing.
> You'll see what works and what doesn't, albeit slowly since it's all running
> in RAM off the CD. The Install icon will make it permanent on your hard
> drive.
> File compression is handled automatically with of Linux / Ubuntu. So are
> many other file types, like PDFs and DOC files. Software is available
> on-line by going to the Synaptics Package Manager for thousands of programs,
> but I'd suggest you'll have lots to explore just looking at what's already
> installed.
> You'll want to visit ubunutforums.org and go to the Absolute Beginner Talk
> section.
> Wish you luck and hope to hear from you again.
> Scott
> On 4/30/07, Bruce Anderson < bruce.germund at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  Hello, my name is Bruce Anderson, I just recently heard of Edubuntu.
> > For many years I've wanted to try playing with Linux, and this looks like
> > the perfect version as it is very family friendly.  I think my kids will
> > love it.  However, before I install it, I have some questions.
> >
> > What are the system requirements?
> >
> > What kind of zip/unzip utilities do I need in Linux, do they come
> > bundled with Edubunto?
> >
> > Where is a reputable site I can learn about Linux from a newbies
> > perspective?  I poked around at a few sites and they went over my head
> > pretty quick, or seemed pretty dated.
> >
> > Where is a good reputable place to find software?
> >
> > I think that's all for now.  Thanks.
> >
> > Bruce
> >
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