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justanshul
October 20th, 2008, 05:53 PM
hi i am using windows xp(Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)) right now on my pc just want a change so i want to instal Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS (Hardy Heron) version on my pc.
Motherboard is INTEL_D945GCR
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
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Hard Disk: 80gb sata

So which is better shall i stick to windows or go for ubuntu.
I am new to linux.
Thanks

jerome1232
October 20th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Welcome to Ubuntu forums.

My vote is neither, dual boot 'em while you are still learning Linux, it will be a learning curve :)

I probably ditched Ubuntu 4 times before the light came on and I started learning how to 'do' stuff with my new OS. It just works completely different from Windows and thus little Windows knowledge transfers over.

dave.com
October 20th, 2008, 05:59 PM
How determined are you to find out?

justanshul
October 20th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Welcome to Ubuntu forums.

My vote is neither, dual boot 'em while you are still learning Linux, it will be a learning curve
thanks for suggestion can u tell me how make it dual boot i can do it with two windows operationg systems but know about the linux :(

Which images shall i download from here
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/

jerome1232
October 20th, 2008, 06:26 PM
I would get this one if you want a 32 bit OS http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

Or this one if you want a 64 bit OS (for vast majority of things 64 bit is backwards compatible with 32 bit, involves a few workarounds on occasion where 32 bit would've just worked) http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

For dual booting the simple method - select 'guided resize and use freed space.' during the install.


A good guide to look over would be this http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

edit: Due to the very nature of editing partitions, if you can do a backup before playing around with it do it, I've never had problems but there's always the chance everything explodes in your face.

justanshul
October 20th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Or this one if you want a 64 bit OS (for vast majority of things 64 bit is backwards compatible with 32 bit, involves a few workarounds on occasion where 32 bit would've just worked) http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ubun...ktop-amd64.iso
is tat one works with my motherboard
IF i only instal ubuntu complete what about sound and graphics drivers ??
And partion root and swap ??

justanshul
October 20th, 2008, 06:37 PM
if you can do a backup before playing around with it do it
I dont care about data :)

jerome1232
October 20th, 2008, 06:43 PM
It is actually Dependant on your cpu, and Pentium D is capable of 64-bit.

If you ask which one is better we will end up with a 32 bit vs. 64 bit war thread lol. :)

justanshul
October 20th, 2008, 06:49 PM
lol ok
i am just a noob :O
Anyway which is better 64bit ??
I had never used 64bit xp window :(

22flames
October 20th, 2008, 07:05 PM
OK well not to tread on any tows but ok 32 bit for sure more compatibility etc.... as for the windows xp i support ubuntu 100% love em forever etc but microsoft has more compatabiltiy so if you are a common user and not a computer person i would go with xp. NOT TO BURN UBUNTU I LOVE IT. You could try a dual boot there are tons of youtube videos on how and i used it for the first 5 or so months so you can decided what to do about it DUAL BOOT i would say so you can have both Windows and Ubuntu on 1 machine its amazing

Good Luck :)

22FLAMES

Therion
October 20th, 2008, 07:08 PM
... shall i stick to windows or go for ubuntu.
If you have to ask, dual-boot.

jerome1232
October 20th, 2008, 07:18 PM
32 bit will be more compatible.

64 bit is faster at number crunching (encoding, gameing, compression, encryption and etc...) it also supports 4G+ of ram. Compatibility is so little of an issue for me that I don't notice it. The Sun's java requires a big workaround to get it working but other than that... nothing comes to mind.

justanshul
October 21st, 2008, 10:27 AM
32 bit will be more compatible.

64 bit is faster at number crunching (encoding, gameing, compression, encryption and etc...) it also supports 4G+ of ram. Compatibility is so little of an issue for me that I don't notice it. The Sun's java requires a big workaround to get it working but other than that... nothing comes to mind.

thanks