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sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:00 PM
hi I am a new user to ubuntu linux version 9.04, could you help in installation.

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:01 PM
You need to be much more specific in your question.

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:02 PM
In general, if you are doing no special dual-boot or other options, you can just boot to the live CD, click on the 'install' icon and follow the prompts.

EDIT: Beware that this will delete any exiting data from your system.

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:02 PM
yes sure could you please let me know if the ubuntu version 9.04 will work properly on my PC with 256 MB RAM.

arochester
June 30th, 2009, 09:02 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:03 PM
yes sure could you please let me know if the ubuntu version 9.04 will work properly on my PC with 256 MB RAM.

no, it will not

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:05 PM
If you have an older machine, you may want to try a lighter distro (DSL, Puppy Linux, etc.)

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:07 PM
i am sorry, bit slow in typing, and also new to this site, so i had missed ur reply.. but let me know if those versions of linux are also work similar to ubuntu.

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:09 PM
I have not used them very much, but the core functionality is much the same. I know Puppy has become very popular lately, and is getting a reputation for being pretty user-friendly.

ibizatunes
June 30th, 2009, 09:12 PM
try xbuntu its a bit faster than ubuntu www.xubuntu.org/ 256mb is more than enough for xbuntu
when you install create a manually partition, 8gb for xbuntu selecting / as the mount point and ext4
then create a /home drive (this will be like your my docs 10gb upwards) but as ext4

ext4 will make your computer run faster than ext3


after you install, update your pc then reboot then go to the terminal and copy this and hit enter

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras

this will allow you to play flash and mp3 NOT DVD's if you want to play them you need medibuntu

www.medibuntu.org

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:13 PM
thank you for you info.. but i want to know if i could use all applications of windows on linux as well similar to that in windows.

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:14 PM
even xubuntu, with only 256MB, is a bit slow. It will work, but not well.

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:16 PM
okay, could you please let me know more about xubuntu, is that not same as ubuntu.

donkyhotay
June 30th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Functionally xubuntu is the same as ubuntu, but it uses XFCE instead of gnome. XFCE has less system requirements then gnome and help extend life to older machines.

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:18 PM
thank you for ur guidance... milton. so u recommend me to go for "lighter distro"... ?

milton1
June 30th, 2009, 09:20 PM
thank you for ur guidance... milton. so u recommend me to go for "lighter distro"... ?

yes

ibizatunes
June 30th, 2009, 09:20 PM
arch is a bit lighter
i run a pc with 256ram and 800mhz AMD duron machine with xubuntu and it work perfectly well!!

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:22 PM
okay, milton.. will give a try...

sivasatish85
June 30th, 2009, 09:24 PM
what is "arch" is it another version of linux?

oldos2er
June 30th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Arch is its own distro; it's not meant for people brand new to Linux.

Xubuntu might suit you better as a new Linux user. If you can increase your RAM to 512MB or more, give Ubuntu a try.