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Originally posted by glitch88
reply to post by dadgad
Well, how computer literate are you? If all you are going to be doing with it is internet and downloading, you should be fine. It's when you want to get your Logitech mice working as perfectly as they do in windows (like using all the custom buttons for what they were original meant to do) that you might have a problem if you are not comfortable with using a terminal.
Write down the programs that you must have. Go to their websites and see if they offer a Linux version. If they don't go to the forums and see if there is an equivalent. That's one of the biggest problems. Software companies don't often cater to the Linux crowd, but the community is usually able to develop a work around (using something like wine) or creating a similar program.
Go to this particular thread. It is geared towards the new user and has a wealth of information on how to get started and used to it:
ubuntuforums.org...edit on 6/17/2011 by glitch88 because: add a link
Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by dadgad
yeah it's because you have no room left on your Hard Drive. If you download alot then dont worry about CPU or RAM but you really need more internal HD storage.
You can pay anywhere from $100-$200 for a 500Gb internal and it may seem like alot but it will be worth it and your PC will run much better.
If you werent downloading so much you could probably go with a 250Gb HD but if you downlaod alot, then you need it.
I am the same, i have a 200Gb net usage allowance a month and i go through it quite alot, with aloooooot of surfing but also for movies, audio and games. I regulary clean my my temp files and history abd remove old games etc but after almost years i still have over half my main HD free, the other drive is for movies and audio that is linked to my tv etc.
The best thing to do is to get into a habit of cleaning your PC once a week, i have quickclean that came with McAfee and it cleans everything and i can opt for either standard clean or shredder which wipes the HD upto 7x over.
It doesnt matter how you do it, whether you use a good third party program or Win software, but get into a habit of cleaning your computer regularly.
Also in disk clean, you can wipe your previous restore points (all except most recent) that frees up alot of space temporarily.
The last time i did that it freed up almost 50Gb.
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I think you can even run it from a USB drive, if the USB drive is big enough, at least you could with the older versions like this. And I haven't tried Ubuntu since version 8, but version 8 was WAAAYY smaller than windows (Vista, or windows 7). But there were one or two specialized programs nobody was able to run on Ubuntu so I had to stick with windows until they get those working. But for most people just surfing the web and doing e-mail, Ubuntu looks like a good solution.
Originally posted by buddha
Ubuntu 11 can be run from a CD.
you dont need to add it to the hard drive.
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