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fatgreta
August 18th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to make the switch to Linux, using Ubuntu 9.04 (64 Bit edition). I've run into a number of questions already, particularly about the size of the partition on my hard drive (which seems to be full). I've got the Pocket Reference Guide, and to be honest I am a) a bit confused by it; and b) never going to have time to read 170 pages. Is there a beginner's guide that's a bit easier to understand, and fewer pages to read?

Thanks,

Chris

LowSky
August 18th, 2009, 08:59 PM
What are your question we can answer them.

Here the wiki on installtion,
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

Dont/Cant read see the youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8a-smrPlvE&hd=1

FCS tech
August 18th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Ubuntu Linux desktop : your visual blueprint to using the Linux operating system / by Ric Shreves

You can get it from the library. And for not wanting to read go to youtube and search videos or take a course. Like anything worthwhile it will take time and effort. I'm just a newbie myself but those are the choises we have.

arochester
August 18th, 2009, 09:22 PM
The Linux Starter Pack - link in my signature- is a magazine and 130 pages long...

mapes12
August 18th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to make the switch to Linux, using Ubuntu 9.04 (64 Bit edition). I've run into a number of questions already, particularly about the size of the partition on my hard drive (which seems to be full). I've got the Pocket Reference Guide, and to be honest I am a) a bit confused by it; and b) never going to have time to read 170 pages. Is there a beginner's guide that's a bit easier to understand, and fewer pages to read?

Thanks,

ChrisHi Chris

I know what you mean. No need to read anything really. I would suggest setting up a test machine to experiment with, loading in a UBU installation and having a play around. If, like me, you like what you find then those other OS's you have been stuck with will become irrelevant.

Any probs post in the forum and you will find many people happy to help.

Best wishes.

Mark

credobyte
August 18th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Actually, most of the guides are far away from what you really see ( as an example, book written in 2007 - not that old, right ? In fact, in these 2 years, a lot of things have been changed and replaced ). The best/easiest way of learning Linux is to use your OS - if you run into problems, use SE's ( search engines ) or ask for help right here.

Katalog
August 18th, 2009, 10:57 PM
There's always the official Help documentation online as well:

https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/index.html

t0p
August 18th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I don't think you need to read all 170 pages.