Windows refugee questions...
David B Teague
davidbteague at verizon.net
Thu Dec 28 14:14:52 UTC 2006
I am a Windows refugee. I used and managed Unix 5.x and Linux in the
early 90s (Slackware and Debian 1.x). For 5 or 6 years I have used only
XP from the University where the license allowed us to use the
University's corporate version at home. I had Libranet but I never got
the hang of it because I was too damn busy with my University teaching
job, and I was able to do my job using Windows. I retired and would
like to put Linux on my machine(s). Ubuntu Linux.
1) If I understand correctly, Nautilus is a "Windows Explorer" for
Linux. Is there a document I can download or a book I can buy that
tells me how to do the things I do with Windows? (I do use OO.o,
Thunderbird, and Firefox, so that part will be easy.)
My system has a Radeon 9200 AGP video, ViewSonic 17 inch flat monitor,
Sempron 2800 processor, 1 GB 333 MHz RAM, and two 80 GB drives, Verizon
DSL with a Westel 327W modem/router and with the hardware firewall enabled.
2) Shouldn't that run Ubuntu or Kubuntu at a speed as fast as it does XP?
3) What do I tell the Ubuntu installation about my IP number? I should
be able to query Windows about the IP number it is using. I would guess
I can use that. Can someone tell me how to do this? The bootable CD
finds the internet automatically.
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