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    New to ubuntu

    im prty new to linux or ubuntu,i evn dnt know what is ubuntu and whatis linux,
    butwant to install ubuntu on my laptop,plz help me to sugest whatversion is compatible and i can instal and how to instal on my aceraspire,
    laptopspecifctions r under...........

    modelacer aspire e1-571 (core i3)

    biosinsydeh2o version 03.72.23v2.11

    processorintel(r) core i3-3120m 2.50ghz (4cpu) 64bit

    ram4gb

    graphicsintel hd graphics 4000 (1760mb)

    lanbroadcom netlink gigabit ethernet

    wifiatheros ar5bwb222
    Last edited by Sef; June 8th, 2013 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Changed to lower case

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    What will better linux or ubuntu

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Stop screaming. (turn the caps lock off)

    Ubuntu is linux so either or is the answer.
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Ubuntu IS a version of Linux - as are Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and several hundred other distributions.
    I run various versions of Ubuntu on older hardware. Some of the machines are showing their age - a little sluggish.
    Your laptop appears to have better specs than the laptop I use for Ubuntu 12.04 (my most current version).
    Much more information about Ubuntu is available at http://www.ubuntu.com/
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Stop screaming. (turn the caps lock off)
    Thank you for informing the OP of that. Changed to lower case.

    Next time, you can click on the report button.
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    tnx for quick reply,,and what about linux mint 15,,,i m downloading both,,,which one is best option for me....

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Linux mint is based on Ubuntu either are good choices, I just depends on which you would prefer. Mint uses an interface called cinnamon which has a traditional tool bar much like windows. Ubuntu uses and interface called Unity which has a dock on the left side of your screen which has short cuts and shows running apps, it resembles the OSX dock in functionality but instead of being at the bottom it is on the left. My suggestion would be to try them both out on live CDs and see which you like better. That aside they can both run the same software as one is built based off the other.

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    Thank you for informing the OP of that. Changed to lower case.

    Next time, you can click on the report button.

    Me bad, I normally would.
    Belmont Stakes took my mind away.

    To the OP, either one Ubuntu or Mint should run fine on your machine.

    Mint will be easier to deal with from the get-go as it has codecs installed with it.

    Beyond the initial set up though, it'll come down to a matter of preference.
    And preference comes down to mint's classic desktop layout and design, or Ubuntu newer, more modern layout.
    Last edited by deadflowr; June 9th, 2013 at 12:14 AM.
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    If you're coming to Linux form a Windows based system then Linux Mint might be easier to adapt to, if you've got an OS X background(like I had) then Ubuntu is a good way to go. ANY Linux version is going to be better then ANY Windows version IMHO but then again I totally hate Windows,LOL. I'd say give Ubuntu 12.04.2 a try, if you like it great, if not then it's not all that hard to install Linux Mint to try. Either way it'll cost you nothing to try and nothing to switch, can't beat that deal.
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Me bad, I normally would.
    Belmont Stakes took my mind away.
    It's fine. We all slip at times.

    I'd say give Ubuntu 12.04.2
    +1. It is supported until April 2017 since it is a long-term supported version. Normally, the versions (e.g., 13.04) are good for only 9 months. Also 12.04 will likely be more stable.
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