tuxebi at gmx.de
Fri Nov 7 08:02:49 UTC 2008
wellcome to the world of Ubuntu Linux.
Rev. Jason Jay White wrote:
> *To Whom it may concern:*
> *I had a friend recommend that I go to http://www.ubuntu.com and upgrade
> my desktop computer from Window XP to Linux* *OS**.
This is generally good advice. However Linux will especially be
beneficial, if you do not feel well with your current windows
installation. What is it that you do not like on Windows?
I went to the
> website and it tells me to download an iso called ubuntu and make a
> bootable CD from the iso.
To actually make the iso, have a look here
I read the information on the website,
> however, I have not been able to find anything that mentions the Linux*
> *OS**. Can someone please respond and let me know if this is in fact
It definitely is. For a good introduction to Linux, have a look here
To read more about ubuntu, go to the Ubuntu Website.
and if I do install it on my system will it wipe out my old
> operating system
No. It will free up some space from your harddisk and install there.
or will I be able to uninstall it if it turns out to be
> not for me.
surely, you will be able to either uninstall Windows or Linux or you
might continue to use both.
Also, I have a lot of files on my computer, am I going to
> have to back them up to DVD before installing the above mentioned OS
YES!!! However this is not Linux specific. If your data is on your
harddisk, you will need to have a recent backup! Otherwise you will some
day be without your data. Period. BAcking up to DVD is one possibility.
There are others like external disk, usb flash drives, Tapes....
This applies to any operating system. It is especially important before
doing anything that might potentially mess up your existing
installation, such as installing a new version of windows or installing
Linux to an existing windows installation.
> will this OS have the drivers I will need for the hardware on my
In order to get an answer, you might let us know what hardware it is
that you want to operate with Linux.
Thank you for your time and I am looking forward to hearing
> back from someone regarding this matter.*
> *Rev. Jason Jay White*
Kind regards and again, wellcome to the world of Ubuntu Linux.
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