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    New to Linux need to get up and running on an Ubuntu machine

    I need an Ubuntu machine for an AI course I'm planning on taking (must be required to run ROS [Robot Operating System]).
    While I am trying to become and AI/data geek, I wasn't (no offence) planning on becoming a Linux geek as well.
    What's the best way to get up an running quickly?
    Should I :
    Set up dual install on my Windows laptop?
    Buy a second machine and install on that?
    Buy a machine with Ubuntu already installed?

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    Re: New to Linux need to get up and running on an Ubuntu machine

    There is a fourth option:
    Run Ubuntu as a virtual machine, though that largely depends to some extent on how much RAM is in the laptop.

    With your top 2 options run Ubuntu in try mode first to see what works and what doesn't. If you need help with the set up ask your questions, you will get help.

    Your 2nd and 3rd options can be based on what you are prepared to spend.

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    Re: New to Linux need to get up and running on an Ubuntu machine

    If you're into PC tech - - becoming a Linux guru is a really good thing (as recognized by most large companies and orgs of all types).
    ......................
    If you think you may be time pressed - - a super quick way to get going is to get a Linux machine from the get-go (aka "start").

    If you live in the US, a solid system with excellent support is System76. https://system76.com/
    Problem installing Ubuntu? . . Just get it "Preinstalled" (like you did for Windows!) . . http://linuxpreloaded.com/

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    Thumbs up Re: New to Linux need to get up and running on an Ubuntu machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey_Arndt View Post
    If you're into PC tech - - becoming a Linux guru is a really good thing (as recognized by most large companies and orgs of all types).
    ......................
    If you think you may be time pressed - - a super quick way to get going is to get a Linux machine from the get-go (aka "start").

    If you live in the US, a solid system with excellent support is System76. https://system76.com/

    I agree with Geoffrey_Arndt... System76 machine is best for Ubuntu O.S.
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