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rivalgen
September 23rd, 2008, 12:41 AM
Ok so this is like XP? Right


Ok so if I download this what happens to xp?

spiderbatdad
September 23rd, 2008, 12:47 AM
You download an .iso image. Burn the image to a cd. You can then run the "live cd" to try ubuntu, without affecting xp. If you chose to install ubuntu, you can do so on a partition of your hdd, alongside xp. This is called dual booting.https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/switching/installing.html

GameGuru
September 23rd, 2008, 12:54 AM
Ubuntu is better than XP for several reasons. First it is free, always a plus. Also all the applications for Linux are open source (ok most) so that means free also. Lastly, if there are apps on WinXP you absolutely need you can run them in Linux through the free program Wine.

Honestly, I find no reason to have Windows anymore and it feels great.

Sephoroth
September 23rd, 2008, 12:54 AM
Note: Do NOT expect any Linux distribution to be like Windows. Linux is an alternative, not a replacement. That said, feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

oldos2er
September 23rd, 2008, 12:58 AM
Ok so this is like XP? Right


Ok so if I download this what happens to xp?

Linux is not at all like Win*. Please read http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm before you install. As for what happens to XP, you can keep it on your machine, or not; it's your choice. See http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/index.php .

jemate18
September 23rd, 2008, 01:01 AM
Yes this is like XP since they are BOTH an operating system

But they are of different class....

XP has its own roots....

while Ubuntu can be traced to Debian and to Unix. (because it is Unix-Like)

Anyway, Ubuntu is the same as XP as they are both geared/designed to be an easy DESKTOP operating system..

However, Ubuntu has NO
1. Virus
2. Intrusion
3. Spyware
4. Trojan
5. Adware

Ubuntu has BETTER community support
Ubuntu is FREE
Ubuntu can be update via Internet to another version
Ubuntu can be customized for your needs!

Which one is better? Personally, I do all my work in UBUNTU, but I play my games for XP...

So was XP just a gaming console? ..... :) and Ubuntu your WORKING console? :)

lisati
September 23rd, 2008, 01:03 AM
Ok so this is like XP? Right


Ok so if I download this what happens to xp?

As has been pointed out, Ubuntu (or any other "flavour" of Linux) isn't the same as XP, it's an alternative.

If you run Ubuntu from the Live CD (don't forget to use the "burn disk image" option) without installing anything, XP will still be on your computer.

You can, if you so choose, keep XP on your computer if you choose to install Ubuntu - the installer will give you an option of sharing the physical disk between the two systems. This will set up a separate "logical" disk for Ubuntu on the same disk drive, and is called "dual booting". Just be sure to read what's on the screen carefully.

And don't forget to make backups of important data - installing a new operating system is a major change for your system.

Feel free to ask questions: the dumbest question is the one which isn't asked!

rivalgen
September 23rd, 2008, 01:05 AM
wow!

Thanks for all the info....I'll look into it more and then I'll asks some more questions if I need to.

Bölvağur
September 23rd, 2008, 01:43 AM
This (http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/05/08/dual-boot-laptop.html) is a fairly good tutorial, even though it doesnt show how to do the partitioning (put your harddisk drive into smaller areas) in any specific program. But there are tutorials on how to do partitions, some people wouldn't recommend gparted but if the hdd has been defragment and you dont go close to the data I cant imagine it failing... backup though, you might always end up being the unlucky one.

Sephoroth
September 23rd, 2008, 04:35 AM
Yes this is like XP since they are BOTH an operating system

But they are of different class....

XP has its own roots....

while Ubuntu can be traced to Debian and to Unix. (because it is Unix-Like)

Anyway, Ubuntu is the same as XP as they are both geared/designed to be an easy DESKTOP operating system..

However, Ubuntu has NO
1. Virus
2. Intrusion
3. Spyware
4. Trojan
5. Adware

Ubuntu has BETTER community support
Ubuntu is FREE
Ubuntu can be update via Internet to another version
Ubuntu can be customized for your needs!

Which one is better? Personally, I do all my work in UBUNTU, but I play my games for XP...

So was XP just a gaming console? ..... :) and Ubuntu your WORKING console? :)

I would not go so far to say that malware does not exist for Linux XD. However, the odds of contracting malware is far lower. Increased security does not mean you should run around giving every malicious binary your root password though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware