mirnazim at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 12:59:02 BST 2008
First of all Welcome to the community Jagrut.
Obviously you have come to the right place.
Try torrent downloads. Much reliable and you can resume those.
Also give LinuxMint(http://www.linuxmint.com) a try. You will feel
right at home.
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Jagrut Badani <badani.jagrut at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Ubuntu members,
> I am a new entrant into this mailing list. I joined this mailing list
> to get insight into the Ubuntu OS.
> Name: Jagrut Badani
> Age: 23
> Occupation: Student
> Place: Kolkata
> Reason for joining mailing list: New found love for Ubuntu !!
> Why I decided to switch from Microsoft?
> I am having a horrific past six months with my laptop Lenovo R52
> having Win XP Pro with 256 MB RAM. Some viruses creating files like
> New Folder.exe and Fun.exe hijacked my computer. I kept them at bay by
> deleting them, cleaning up registry and ending the programs. But they
> always came back. I took help of google, tools like Process Explorer,
> info, tools from "Piyush Labs", Spyware Doctor, etc.
> Off late, they are not allowing me open any exe files, consuming lot
> of CPU usage in Interrupts, etc . The virus even does not allow me to
> use uninstall application from Add/Remove programs. And they have
> thoroughly slowed down my laptop. I formatted and restored Win XP to
> factory settings. Unfortunately after installing updates like SP3,
> Symantec Norton Antivirus, I found that the computer is really getting
> After frustrating myself and wasting over 20 hours on google and
> fiddling with my computer, I have finally decided to switch over to
> Ubuntu. Some reviews on Ubuntu mentioned that it runs well on 256MB
> RAM, does not get affected by virus, trojans, malwares, spywares
> easily. Downloads for applications are also easy to get.
> Perhaps, the only issue in migrating on Lenovo R52 will be running the
> Wireless connection as some sites pointed it out, though they say this
> problem can be overcome.
> I switched over to using Open Office on Win XP 3 months back and I
> liked it very much. I want to move away from using any sort of pirated
> software but at the same time I don't want to waste money on upgrades
> every few years for OS from Microsoft, Antivirus companies, then
> hardware like more RAM, more hard disk space, better graphics. I don't
> understand why software vendors don't keep their offerings reasonably
> priced, slim and simple. Hence, I hope using Ubuntu will be a nice
> I tried to download the iso file over broadband, unfortunately
> connection was disrupted and mozilla download was unable to resume
> download. Hence, I have ordered a CD of "Ubuntu Hardy Heron" from
> I was desperate to use ubuntu today itself. But now I have to sulk
> till the CD arrives.
> I hope Ubuntu lives upto expectations and reading the reviews on
> internet I think it definitely will. I am also looking forward to help
> ubuntu development in future in whatever small way I can.
> Thank You,
> ubuntu-in mailing list
> ubuntu-in at lists.ubuntu.com
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