Re: What size SSD for Ubuntu?
No, the base Ubuntu install is 3-4 gigs, including Rhythmbox, Firefox, Libreoffice, Totem Movie Player, and a few other small utilities. The extra programs mentioned might bring the size of the system up to 15 gigs if you installed them. Probably less than that, though. Twenty gigabytes should be more than enough.
Originally Posted by PsychedelicWonders
Although I've never used it, it appears that Truecrypt is available.
I should state that I have all of my media/photos/documents on a separate media HDD, so as long as I can install & use truecrypt within ubuntu to access my media HDD that is encrypted with truecrypt, I will be fine. Is this possible? Truecrypt works on Ubuntu right?
14.04 will be out in April 2014, correct, but there are no phones capable of docking. Not even the first Ubuntu phones are likely to be dockable. Also, you forget that a phone CPU will be very slow to run the kinds of programs you want to run. Probably run out of RAM, too. Use your computer instead, you'll be much happier. 14.04 isn't "the phone version", it's just another version of Ubuntu that just happens to have certain Android phones as a supported platform.
With the Ubuntu distro labeling, so 13.10 means that version came out in October 2013 where as the new upcoming release of 14.04 will be April 2014 correct?
This 14.04 is supposed to be the new upgraded version that supports mobile & goes from your phone to a dock on your main computer & allows desktop mode? - This is truly what I'm looking & waiting for & if it only takes up 15-20g of space then I may just wait until it's out and get a good phone to load this up on & use the phone as the SSD I originally was thinking of.
Some people advocate Long Term Support versions (like 12.04 and 14.04), whereas others advocate using the latest version of Ubuntu at all times (13.10). There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach. LTS releases can be used for up to five years before upgrading, and they are very predictable. Non-LTS releases are only supported for 9 months and if you upgrade you might find that the older bugs have been fixed and newer ones introduced. However, running the newest version gives you support for new hardware, newer software, and generally more features.
Why do one of you guys say to 13.10 & the other 12.04?
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.