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Postby AcidTone » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:28 am

Howdy.

Well i ordered those free Ubuntu CD's about 2weeks ago, and they have arrived.
I cannot argue with free Cd's, an Operating System i have never tried, and know so little about.
So i'll be freeing up a Pc and diving head first into the world of Ubuntu.

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Postby Egaladeist » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:50 am

Hi f2b,

Maybe you can give us a day-to-day update on what you're doing?

I know I'd be interested...I have the CD's thanks to a certain fox, but haven't used them yet as my experience with computers in general is still quite basic...but...i hope to one day give it a go...so, a step-by-step tutorial and an in depth analysis would be very helpful.

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Postby Shippwreck » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:58 am

Ok,

Now thats the second one of you guys whose got Ubuntu. Is it supposed to be a really excellent version of Linux, or is it just that you can get it shipped for free so everyones trying it...

BTW i too have just ordered a copy, to see what the hell you all are woooting about :mrgreen:
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Postby AcidTone » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:00 am

Howdy..

Well i just booted up with the live Cd, and it detected all needed stuff on the system, just took awhile longer to load up then other LiveCD's that i've use/used..

At the moment i'm a little lost, scared, and un sure about it. The desktop is different, Were not in KDE land anymore ;) .
It took me like 3minutes just to work out where the firefox icon thingy was..

Other then that when you load it up, don't have the volume up loud like i did.
One minute i was sitting there up close to the Pc then the next moment there was loud musical effects type noise pumping from the speakers.
I swear i nearly fell from the chair in shock, as i was not expecting it..

Anyhow will play with the LiveCD for a while, have some tea then maybe install install install.!

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Postby Shippwreck » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:07 am

Well,

Now as you may be able to tell i have never used anything other windows (unix at uni, but it was EXTREMELY limited what we could do, and only for an hour a week)

So can you just explain to me what a live cd is. I'm used to not being able to do anything until you install it...
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Postby AcidTone » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:17 am

Howdy.

Shipp wikipedia can probably explain it a lot better then i could myself. ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveCD
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Postby Egaladeist » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:19 am

Hi Shipp,

I think a Live CD is like a game you can only play after you put the CD in the tray...it only installs the basic info but the game itself remains on the CD?

f2b can correct me if I'm wrong :D

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Postby Shippwreck » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:59 am

hmmm, well i can definetely see the advantages, and the potential security risks for network admins...

However, has does it handle creating and saving documents. What i mean is lets say i have XP on my machine. All my documents (atleast the one i work on on a regualr basis) have the typical extensions of .doc and .xls etc Can the Ubuntu Live CD recognise these at all and edit them?

Also what about programs already loaded on the machine, can you run these at all, or can you only run ones packaged with the live CD? Lastly can you install any new programs?
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Postby Egaladeist » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:04 am

See...........we do need a tutorial on this :D


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Postby Panama Red » Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:04 pm

The install for me on an old box, went pretty smoothly, I checked out the live cd first, but didn't go far in using it.

The full installation one comes with the latest version of openoffice, myself I am at the still playing around with it stage....I will be watching this thread though, now that foxy has a copy.

So keep the info coming.... :o
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