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    Confused on a lot of things. Please help!

    I have a few problems I'd like to address in one thread to reduce clutter on the site.

    First off I will be getting a new laptop, as you can see in the link below

    http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...953&CatId=4938

    I first was wondering if for this particular computer if it's better to use full linux or the netbook version. Is one better?Second, since it doesn't have a CD drive, I'd like to put it onto a USB instead. How do I do that from Windows XP? Is it easier to do it from a disk? How do you even do it?!?! Lastly, how do you dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10? Last attempt on my Windows XP machine to install Linux completly crashed it. I really need simple, step-by-step instructions.

    Also, it's not important, but how does Ubuntu benefit over Windows 7?

    Thanks for helping a first time user!!

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    Re: Confused on a lot of things. Please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalout View Post
    I first was wondering if for this particular computer if it's better to use full linux or the netbook version.
    The laptop seems to be powerful enough to run the full desktop version. Screen resolution is good too.

    The only reason that the netbook edition may be more suitable for you is that its interface is better design for small screens (like you're going to get - 11.6").

    Good Luck!

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    Re: Confused on a lot of things. Please help!

    Thanks! I probably will go with the full desktop version. I'm really looking forward to using it.

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    Re: Confused on a lot of things. Please help!

    Here's USB instructions,

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    Have fun!

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    Re: Confused on a lot of things. Please help!

    First read up on what you are about to do; it will save you a lot of hassle and frustration.
    These links should get you moving in the right direction:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/Windows
    http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html

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