Hi, As as avid firefox user, I’m curious about other open source software availible. I’ve heard alot of good things about unbuntu and want to try it out. I have an older computer just sitting around, and want to know what I need to do to get unbuntu up and running. It has windows installed if I go to the ubunto website and download it will it automatically wipe windows off ?
What I need to know are the steps to take to properly download unbuntu, when windows is currently installed.
Thanks in advance
I just bought a new computer, and since I don’t really use the other one anymore, I was wanting to see what all this Linux buzz is about and install it on my old computer. Which version is the best, and where would I get it?
My brother has been messing around with computers lately, mainly on the internet, and my dad and i arent comfortable with him using our respective PCs. i have an old computer (im writing the specs from memory):
Pentium III 800 Mhz intel processor
256 MB RAM(actually less, about 204)
50 Gb HDD
cant remember anything else.
Do you think this old heap of junk can be cleaned up and given to him until its beyond repair? its 8 years old.
another thing is that it has win98 installed. i want to reformat it but dad lost the installation disk years back, when i was a kid. win98 doesnt have support anymore, so now what… is there another (hopefully free) OS that can be installed on thes specs? or should i just leave the OS as is?
thanks for your help.
sorry it got submitted twice by accident
I have an old computer with Pentium II 400MHz, 254MB RAM (two 128 MB DDR1 133MHz memory sticks). The max hard drive I can use is 20GB. I have been using Win95 for the longest time and only switched to Vista about a year ago. I have some experience with java programing and doing most windows tasks but I’ll admit that I never worked with DOS or command prompts before (except perhaps when formating but that’s not complicated)
I was interested in switching to Linux but I’m overwhelmed with options.
I need an OS capable of running Firefox (or a browser capable of loading java applets), Open Office (I am not interested in word editors only but I need to make presentations as well so just using Abiword is not enough) and if need be some mp3s (not so much but it would be nice).
I’ve tried PuppyLinux which is light but I wanted something more powerful yet not to demanding on resources.
Last point is that I would like to be able to run the OS as a live CD before installing it.
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