An Intro to Linux Part 2: The Ubuntu Linux Live CD (This Week In Linux)

Confused? Start with this video: www.youtube.com Since I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking what Linux is and how to try it out, I thought I’d do a several-part series providing an introduction to Linux. Thanks for watching! My Website: www.thisweekinlinux.com My Facebook Page bit.ly My Twitter: www.twitter.com My IRC Channel: #twil on irc.freenode.net Music by Kevin macleod of incompetech.com

25 Responses to An Intro to Linux Part 2: The Ubuntu Linux Live CD (This Week In Linux)

  1. great video! and really awesomely edited. all this in kdenlive?

    just a small addition. wanted to let users know that u can order CDs as well from “shipit . ubuntu . com” (remove the gaps and type it in ur browser) and u can get an Ubuntu CD delivered right at ur doorstep without paying a single dime!

    btw Jordan, how about a fedora 13 alpha vs ubuntu 10.04 alpha showdown? :)

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  2. thisweekinlinux

    @TheArnabDas All done in Kdenlive, yes.

    I thought Canonical shut down shipit for regular users? I know they were planning on just offering CDs to corps and loco teams.

    Hm. fedora vs ubuntu showdown…. interesting.

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  3. @thisweekinlinux just checked. ubuntu shipit still allowed me to order a CD. so i think its pretty much active for normal users as of now. i cancelled the request though, dont want to waste canonical’s money :)

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  4. thisweekinlinux

    @TheArnabDas I think they still allow people to try to order, but I don’t think they approve them anymore. I had a guy in my lug order some and nothing ever came.

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  5. UbuntuHelpGuy

    Great vid man. Youre so good at this. You deserve more subs mate

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  6. thisweekinlinux

    @UbuntuHelpGuy Thanks! I’m hoping that happens, but I’m patient. I’m almost to 400 in under 3 months, I count that as progress.

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  7. Very comprehensive. A kindergartner could install using this tut.

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  8. sauron1grenoble

    if you say try before you buy people will think you have to pay for Ubuntu….

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  9. ThingsontheWeb

    Yes, why we all really should use torrents for … much faster for LInux distro downloading, and we don’t take up server bandwidth for updates.

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  10. thisweekinlinux

    @htonehero I hope so. I’m not necessarily gearing this toward 6 year olds, but I’ve met a lot of PC users that could use this kind of help.

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  11. thisweekinlinux

    @sauron1grenoble That’s a really good point. I’m not able to edit annotations at the moment, but when I get home I’ll make sure to add one that mentions tha is’ entirely free.

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  12. I didn’t mean the kindergartner thing in a negative way I meant this is the best beginners intro I’ve seen by far.

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  13. thisweekinlinux

    @htonehero Oh, no. I didn’t take it in a bad way. I’m trying to make this appeal to the not-so-tech-savvy crowd. That’s why I didn’t do a 10-minute video on why it’s called GNU/Linux, but people commonly refer to it as just “Linux”

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  14. u should of just done a 10 hr video and just cut it and upload one video/week

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  15. thisweekinlinux

    @frvfilms probably, but my time is extremely limited, with a young child.

    I actually kinda like it this way. Gives me lots of time to plan for each video and come up with exactly what I want to cover.

    Thanks for the comment!

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  16. As usual, Awesome video! I am looking forward to the video #3 with great impatience. I play old school games like Diablo 1 and 2 and the fact that it is such a hassle to install it on Linux Mint ”Helena” with WINE sometimes discourages me and makes me second guess Linux. When I uninstall it, I can’t access my windows partition anymore and need to reformat completely. Therefore, I really look forward to the video on how to safely uninstall linux. Thanks for all your efforts for the videos

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  17. thisweekinlinux

    @juppukun Hm. I might have to extend this series beyond the initial intended 5 videos. :) Thanks for the comment!

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  18. Subscribed. Your videos are great and you are very good on camera. Keep up the good videos.

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  19. thisweekinlinux

    @lloose Thank you! I’ve gotten very comfortable talking in front of a camera in the last 3 months.

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  20. EdgyRootStudios

    Told ya, this series would be popular. ;-) Excellent work, once again.

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  21. thisweekinlinux

    @EdgyRootStudios Thanks! It’s definitely doing alright. Hopefully once the whole series is done it will be helpful for a lot more people.

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  22. Found out your channel after searching for some extra information on 10.04. I wouldn’t say i’m totally new to Linux myself even though i’ve never tried it. The current setup i’m using is my high-end system and I thought it would be a waste to use linux on it(gaming and stuff). Now i’m finally getting a laptop I will be using linux 24/7 and i’ve already found out quite a bit by watching these videos.

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  23. thisweekinlinux

    @roflschofel Thanks, I’m glad to know somebody’s getting something out of these videos. I’m going to attempt to pack as much as I can into this series.

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  24. I think you lost most of your viewers the second you mentioned the BIOS. I understand that it is important to give all the details on how to change the boot sequence; however, remember that you’re probably talking to Windows users who don’t like to do anything more than clicking a button. Stating so much makes it seem too hard to do, which scares them. Instead, try to make it as simple as possible, and hope that their computer’s boot sequence is correct.

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  25. thisweekinlinux

    @mnb888mnb That’s a really good point, but I’ve found that in most cases, it doesn’t boot to CD/USB by default, so I felt it was safer to mention it than to not.

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