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    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    Again from the Wikipedia article: "The system requirements vary among Ubuntu products. For the Ubuntu desktop release 14.04, a PC with at least 768 MB of RAM and 5 GB of disk space is recommended. For less powerful computers, there are other Ubuntu distributions such as Lubuntu and Xubuntu. "
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    Again from the Wikipedia article:

    "The system requirements vary among Ubuntu products. For the Ubuntu desktop release 14.04, a PC with at least 768 MB of RAM and 5 GB of disk space is recommended. For less powerful computers, there are other Ubuntu distributions such as Lubuntu and Xubuntu. "

  • arochester
    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    The trouble with "old" Ubuntu disks is that they can go out of date. Every two years there is an LTS (Long Term Support) issue which is supported longer than usual. 12.40 will be supported until April 2017. Have a look at the table on Wikipedia in the "Releases" section - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28operating_system%29 There used to be two types of disk a LiveCD and the Alternative (the latter was just an install). You can try, without installing, from the CD-Rom, if you have the LiveCD. Just make sure the Boot Order/BIOS will boot from the CDRom first and not the Hard Drive. It might be unwise to go online with a really old and not updated disk. One of the main determining factors is "How much RAM have you got?". How much does your computer have?
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    The trouble with "old" Ubuntu disks is that they can go out of date.

    Every two years there is an LTS (Long Term Support) issue which is supported longer than usual. 12.40 will be supported until April 2017. Have a look at the table on Wikipedia in the "Releases" section - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28operating_system%29

    There used to be two types of disk a LiveCD and the Alternative (the latter was just an install). You can try, without installing, from the CD-Rom, if you have the LiveCD. Just make sure the Boot Order/BIOS will boot from the CDRom first and not the Hard Drive.

    It might be unwise to go online with a really old and not updated disk.

    One of the main determining factors is "How much RAM have you got?". How much does your computer have?

  • arochester
    RE: hello ,ererybody ,is anyone using ubuntu
    What help do you need?
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    What help do you need?

  • arochester
    RE: Linux WITHOUT Windows
    I think you have nor "burnt" the ISO. It is a common mistake for newbie to just copy the ISO onto a disk. "Burning" is a special operation which creates a Linux bootable disk. Have a look at e.g. http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Linux-Mint and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    Link to this post 19 Jan

    I think you have nor "burnt" the ISO. It is a common mistake for newbie to just copy the ISO onto a disk. "Burning" is a special operation which creates a Linux bootable disk.

    Have a look at e.g.
    http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Linux-Mint
    and
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

  • arochester
    RE: Linux WITHOUT Windows
    [quote]I suspect that the term MATE means that this is designed to be a "MATE" to Windows[/quote] No. It is a Linux Desktop which was developed in Argentina. It is MAT-ey and not mate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATE_%28software%29 Just use the Linux Mint disk and tell it, when it asks, to use the whole disk.
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    I suspect that the term MATE means that this is designed to be a "MATE" to Windows

    No. It is a Linux Desktop which was developed in Argentina. It is MAT-ey and not mate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATE_%28software%29

    Just use the Linux Mint disk and tell it, when it asks, to use the whole disk.

  • arochester
    RE: Login problem
    Normally in Ubuntu there is not an Administrator account. Normally Ubuntu works with "sudo" rather than "su". There are different accounts of what sudo means, but one is "[b]s[/b]uper [b]u[/b]ser [b]do[/b]". Sudo gives temporary Root rights for about 15 minutes. If you know the sudo password all well and good. If not then you will need to reset it. Look at e.g. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
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    Normally in Ubuntu there is not an Administrator account. Normally Ubuntu works with "sudo" rather than "su".

    There are different accounts of what sudo means, but one is "super user do". Sudo gives temporary Root rights for about 15 minutes.

    If you know the sudo password all well and good. If not then you will need to reset it. Look at e.g. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

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