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Hi, I'm still very new to Linux but I bought the [...]


Toronto, Ontario
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Hi,
I'm still very new to Linux but I bought the cheapest laptop I could find. It's running Ubuntu, the 1st one. Any tips would be appreciated. I can't even run a dvd on the drive yet but I assume there are programs I can get for that.
Cheers,
jason
Munchi Jones
Why Linux? Just curious.
Monday 5 October 2015, 20:40:17
Jason
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Monday 5 October 2015, 22:47:10
fourfingerz
Jason - Did it come with Ubuntu 14.04 or did you download and install it? Anyway go to: http://ubuntu.com/download/… and download a install ISO. Save it where you can find it usually "downloads" On the "Launcher" panel on the left at the top button click and search for an application "Startup Disk Creator" Launch it. Insert a USB stick (preferably usb 3.0 if you have a usb 3.0 port) I just got a couple from Staples @ $8.95 ea for 16 gig sticks. Tell the application what image iso to use and select the usb for the destination. When finished you should have a bootable usb which is capable of installing Ubuntu or run a live session of Ubuntu from the usb. Now practice booting from it. You will probably have to change your boot order in your BIOS. Often it's push F2 immediately at power up. Navigate to "boot" and arrange the usb to be above the hard drive in the boot order and save changes. Once you've got booting with usb going - you can now go back to running off the hard drive - with complete confidence if you really mess up - you can re-install in minutes.
Tuesday 6 October 2015, 04:54:55
Adink
Not sure what you mean " running the 1st one" but if you do download 14.04 you should have use of your cd / dvd, Anyway once install or even on the system your using now there should be a software center. There you can find just about anything (program)
to do what you need.
Thursday 22 October 2015, 23:04:11
fourfingerz
Firstly Richard Stallman is a brilliant human being and we all owe him a debt of gratitude for his work. But be aware he has lived his life in academia - were you can be a purest. He is a single man - anyone in a relationship knows - there must be compromise. I use Ubuntu, but turn off the "spyware" - I'm pretty sure it was Richard that pointed out the solution. That's good enough for me. I'm far more concerned about the compromised food supply (GMO, Round Up, etc.) and forced vaccines than whether Ubuntu comes with search engine spyware defaulted to "on" on delivery .
Saturday 14 November 2015, 00:35:55
fourfingerz
Hey Chris - I'm not offended - at all!! Everyone is welcome to state their opinion - until the government tells us we can't :-)
Saturday 14 November 2015, 01:07:32
Adink
what is "Ubuntu, the 1st one" what version?
Monday 16 November 2015, 23:59:22
Dent42
Use Ubuntu mate its very easy to use and a built in app store which is 95% free !!
Saturday 26 December 2015, 22:10:17
Saturday 26 December 2015, 22:11:55
Dent42
Straight out the box Ubuntu mate runs DVD , music , in fact about the same as windows .Mate is a friendly system that's perfect for noob .
Monday 4 January 2016, 09:22:11
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