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    Easy Ubuntu desktop

    Ok complete noob to Ubuntu, have tried putting it on my macbook but failed, think its my computer because terminal commands don't work properly. And when using vrtual box it only works once then never again. Decided to just look into building a simple desktop set up with Ubuntu as the sole system. Looking for any hints on hardware. Wanting to build something vary basic hopefully in the $300 range but also one I can upgrade as needed. Thanks

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    Re: Easy Ubuntu desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by zewnten View Post
    Ok complete noob to Ubuntu, have tried putting it on my macbook but failed, think its my computer because terminal commands don't work properly. And when using vrtual box it only works once then never again. Decided to just look into building a simple desktop set up with Ubuntu as the sole system. Looking for any hints on hardware. Wanting to build something vary basic hopefully in the $300 range but also one I can upgrade as needed. Thanks
    You start your post with the words you are a complete noob. Then you continue with virtual box, which is not something fit for a noob. Terminal commands don't work properly.
    I think you should start all over again with a clean install AFTER having read something about Ubuntu, so you know what it's about, how it works, at least the basics. Then when installing you will see it does work because now you know how to use it. Stay away from complicated things like Virtual Box until you really get the hang of it. Don't dive into the deep end of the pool when you didn't learn how to swim.
    I know it sounds harsh, but it's just a well meant advice.
    DeMus

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    Lightbulb Re: Easy Ubuntu desktop

    de that is some of the best advise.and expressed in a great way. more people should follow it.

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    Re: Easy Ubuntu desktop

    Hi

    For hardware have a gander at this.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/

    For support questions post here. Post any questions before installing or trying something you are not sure how to do.

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    Re: Easy Ubuntu desktop

    Any suggestions for the basics of Ubuntu. Everything I've found is either overly simplistic or assumes your fairly experienced. Thanks for the hardware link.

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    Re: Easy Ubuntu desktop

    in phoronix, you can always check reviews / benchmarks on hardware:

    http://www.phoronix.com/

    and these sites can help you get started:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index
    http://www.webupd8.org/
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