Re: Does KISS Ubuntu Exist?
Don't worry, Ubuntu is a lot easier than you're giving it credit for.
Which Ubuntu documentation have you been looking at? Some of it will deal with technical subjects and will seem very technical. Some users on the forums, and some people who write on the Ubuntu wiki, write needlessly technically when a simple explanation will work.
Ubuntu is very easy to install and start working with. Burn it to a disc by using the "Burn ISO image" function of your burning software. Reboot your computer and hit the key that enters the BIOS setup (it differs for each computer - it will be mentioned on the first screen that appears when the computer reboots). Go into the Boot Order or Boot Priority part of the BIOS and bring the CD drive to the top of the list.
Reboot with the Ubuntu CD inserted and then follow these simple official instructions:
The instructions don't mention kernels, bootstraps or anything scary. You've already heard about partitions, which are not scary when you realise that they do the same thing to your disk that they do to a room.
When you actually start using Ubuntu it may seem hard, but that's really because it's so very different to Windows. Ubuntu can be easy if you do things the easy way, or it can be hard if you do things the hard way. Your choice! If something seems to be an awful lot of effort or disproportionately difficult, ask if there's a simpler way - there probably is.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.