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    Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi again to U all.Again,..am new @ this...Ubuntu-thing here.Can the Ubuntu 12.04 work on my HP Pavilion dm1 notebook?Because on the webpage they only talk about desktop?

    If Ubuntu 12.04 not applicable for notebook,...what else from the Ubuntu family can I use.Definite want to step off from the MS stuff.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    You shuldent have an issue, they specify it as "desktop" bacuse they used to have the netbook version wich had unity but they merged them togeather into one... As far as drivers are concerned, I'd try a live boot and see how you like it and if there are any issues that arise.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    @nd456 I'm a really computer dummy. So I download it on a USB-stick.And when I put on my notebook I install it? Be advised am gonna use this notebook for the 1st time.

    Can you give me simple steps how to to do it.

    Also another question,..when the whole install went ok,..how do I get the office applications like word,spreadsheet and so on?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    um as far as installation instructions, this is pretty decent instructions here:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ubuntu-desktop
    as for office programs, ubuntu has a suite called libreoffice preinstalled on it, it has word, spreadsheets, etc, so if you end up installing it, you will already have the office programs
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    It is the difference between desktop and server editions. A server does not need a desktop. So, the server edition does not install a desktop User Interface.

    So, it is not so much Desktop PC against Laptop or Notebook.

    Computer hardware has made so much progress over the years that even a notebook machine is as powerful as a Desktop machine was just a few years ago.

    Did you follow these steps?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows

    If so, then you follow these steps:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ubuntu-desktop

    Regards.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    Bear in mind that if by "Office" you mean "Microsoft Office", MS Office will neither install nor run on Linux without using a utility/app called Wine, which provides a compatibility layer. In general, Windows applications do not run natively in Linux.

    Wine does not run all MS applications equally well. In fact, there are some that will not run at all. http://www.winehq.org/ has a database of what has been found to work to various degrees.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    @ QIII ==> by office I don't mean MS Office.And I know that MS Office applications can't run on a Linux platform. By office applications I meant a word-processing appl., a spreadsheet appl., a presentation appl.

    But thnx for yr reaction.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by fercoro View Post
    @ QIII ==> by office I don't mean MS Office.And I know that MS Office applications can't run on a Linux platform. By office applications I meant a word-processing appl., a spreadsheet appl., a presentation appl.

    But thnx for yr reaction.
    I only use word on ubuntu... You use a program called PlayonLinux
    You can find that in the software center
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