New and some questions - thx :-)

Yuriy Kozlov yuriy.kozlov at
Thu Dec 11 21:52:19 GMT 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 3:35 PM, momKu <jollyt at> wrote:
> Hi there, I live in Southern NH and work in MA and I've recently purchased an Ubuntu book with a CD enclosed, as my son is taking Linux next semester at school. I'm interested in this because we have the option to run it live or install and I think it'll be a lot of fun (for the both of us really) to poke around in Linux --- "best way to learn" I keep telling him... It's nice to use the live CD version for a while since it doesn't save anything, in case we prod in places we may break ~also the best way to learn. Anyway, I wanted to introduce myself since I know that my son and I will need LOTS of help. I'm familiar with Redhat as we use that at work, so although I have maybe a little more linux knowledge than the average lay home computer user, I am in no way advanced enough to manage my own system right now.... just a lil' ole user at the moment. I also would like to know if you would have an extra CD of the most updated version of Ubuntu (pref.. Kbuntu) lying around??. The
>  one that came with the book is version 6'something.. I'm unable to get it online as I'm unable to "get" online at home atm.....That's another thing, would anyone be able to help me or point me to some documentation regarding using Ubuntu/Kbuntu to mount Windows to fix a very sick hard drive? I'm not sure if, when it comes time to install, whether I should partition the current hard drive and share it with Windows, or set up a separate new hard drive with Ubuntu/Kbuntu and map/mount it to windows...Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. ps.. can I only get KDE with Kbuntu or can I get a KDE package for Ubuntu? ok Thanks
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I'm glad you're interested in trying out Ubuntu and Kubuntu.  I am
forwarding this to the Massachusetts Local Community (LoCo) team list
so they'll be able to help you out some more.

I think the team has a stash of CD's somewhere, so if you come to one
of our events (next probably in January) we can get you a CD of the
latest version (8.10) if you're unable to download it.

As for partitioning, resizing the windows drive or getting a new hard
drive is just a preference of how much space you want to have.  If you
are running low anyway and plan to buy a new hard drive, that may make
things a tiny bit easier.

Kubuntu and Ubuntu use the same base system and the same software
repositories, so if you install Kubuntu you can still install gnome
and if you install Ubuntu you can install KDE.

Hope this helps,
~ Yuriy

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