[xubuntu-users] I want to install Xubuntu without loosing anything

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Aug 2 22:18:47 BST 2010


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On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:16:49 +0300
Terry Talim <melanyor at gmail.com> wrote:

> I currently have xubuntu installed on my computer, but I have seen it
> mentioned that the desktop which follows the Ubuntu software is easier for
> former windows users.
> 
> I am a complete newbie in linux so use small words when explaining
> I want to try the Ubuntu without deleting anything from my computer, like
> it's done with windows. Only, I have a xubuntu running, but I don't want to
> delete that. Just try the Ubuntu.
> 
> Also, if i like the Ubuntu, I want to install that without loosing anything
> of my work on the computer.
> 
> Can anyone help me?
> 
> Terry.
> Email: melanyy at gmail.com
> My jobs:  http://onlinenursinggraduate.com/medical-surgical-nurse/ and
> http://socialworkdegreesonline.net/online-bachelor-degree-in-social-work.html

One method of trying almost any linux distribution, including Ubuntu,
without disturbing the hard drive is to use the live cd. Ubuntu has a
cd called the Desktop cd which runs without installing. Just grab the
image and burn to a cd. 

Just go to http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ and click the download button.
If asked, you do want to download the desktop cd. After burning it,
restart the computer with the cd in the drive. You will be offered the
choice to install or try without installing. Yes, it will run the
Ubuntu desktop without installing. You can try everything, then install
it if you want to. It will be just a little bit slower than running
from the hard drive. 


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