Safe for notebook ???
Ian M. Stewart
ims at uku.co.uk
Sun May 8 20:29:57 UTC 2005
> Is it "safe" 2 inst Ubuntu (as this will DELETE Windowxs XP).
That would depend on what you mean by "safe". Deleting WinXP will also
delete all your data files on that hard drive, which you might not want
to do. If you have _no_ experience of Linux at all, then you are going
to find it a culture shock at least. Even the splendid Ubuntu has some
things easier/better done on the command line, which you probably have
not used ever, if you've grown up with Windows.
> Can I expect*/ better/* from Ubuntu i.e. DVD's,Net surfing,Burning etc?
> OR……is it pos 2 have XP & Ubuntu?
"better" is a subjective assessment, which others have addressed. If you
are an experienced Windows user, then use the install disk to partition
your drive and install Ubuntu as a dual boot with XP, then you can play
with it and retreat if you need to. As a relative Linux newbie myself, I
have to keep going back into Windows while I try to sort out problems I
find in Ubuntu. Not all my hardware is running yet (problems with the
scanner), and not even all tested yet. This may upset some of the
evangelists on this list, but the jump into Linux is not easy without
some help from others and a commitment to the learning process. On the
other hand, if you don't use the notebook for anything, then go ahead
and enjoy the experience.
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