Potentially new user
lamsokvr at xprt.net
Sun Sep 4 18:23:03 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 14:08 -0400, forgotten one wrote:
> First off, hi everyone.
> Here's my situation, I am at best a moderately knowledgeable Windows user
> (XP) with a relatively new desktop PC and would like to know how to install
> Linux on my system.
> As I stated I'm no tech genius so I don't even know how to partition a disk,
> but i know i want to keep windows. Linux is a long standing curiosity of
> mine and I would like to move away from Mr. Gates' monopoly of media. So if
> any one could offer assistance with partitioning that would be peachy.
> As for an Ubuntu related question, I read the Installation Wiki, but was
> unclear of whether I need to download Ubuntu and find another source of
> Linux or whether Ubuntu would be the core. (I know it's a dumb question,
> but I have to ask.)
> Thank you in advance for any assistance that you can offer.
> Shannon Groves
Well, it isn't all that complex...
And yes, Ubuntu is Linux and has everything you want.
Download the iso..<burn a cd>
Boot on the CD..
Accept default valuses.. <Ubuntu will partition itself>
And you are good to go..
Of course, back up all important data..
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