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  • arochester
    RE: Upgrading packages
    If you use Ubuntu, when connected to the Internet open a Terminal and issue these commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade suso apt-get dist-upgrade
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    If you use Ubuntu, when connected to the Internet open a Terminal and issue these commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    suso apt-get dist-upgrade

  • arochester
    RE: BootOrder/BIOS
    Mostly just a LiveCD... If you have installed to the Hard Drive and the Boot Order/BIOS is set to boot from the Hard Drive first just leave it. If you wish to boot from the CD-Rom and the Boot Order/BIOS is set to boot from the CD-Rom first just leave it. Change it when it needs changing.
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    Mostly just a LiveCD...

    If you have installed to the Hard Drive and the Boot Order/BIOS is set to boot from the Hard Drive first just leave it.

    If you wish to boot from the CD-Rom and the Boot Order/BIOS is set to boot from the CD-Rom first just leave it.

    Change it when it needs changing.

  • arochester
    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    My recollection is that Ubuntu is a DVD now. Can you put it on a USB stick with something like unetbootin? http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    My recollection is that Ubuntu is a DVD now.

    Can you put it on a USB stick with something like unetbootin?

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

  • arochester
    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    Yes. Just make sure about 32 bit/64 bit.
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    Yes.

    Just make sure about 32 bit/64 bit.

  • arochester
    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    14.04 is also an LTS http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    14.04 is also an LTS http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

  • arochester
    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    "768 Mb is about half of 1.43 Gb...." You need 768Mb to run Ubuntu. If you have 1.43 Gb you have enough (twice) to run Ubuntu. http://lubuntu.net/ http://xubuntu.org/
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    "768 Mb is about half of 1.43 Gb...." You need 768Mb to run Ubuntu. If you have 1.43 Gb you have enough (twice) to run Ubuntu.

    http://lubuntu.net/

    http://xubuntu.org/

  • arochester
    RE: Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
    768 Mb is about half of 1.43 Gb.... Lubuntu or Xubuntu are lighter and should be quicker. Ubuntu used to post disks to people for free(!) but they stopped a while ago. You might be able to buy a disk from a local provider. Check ebay. Quite often disks are attached to magazines as freebies.
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    768 Mb is about half of 1.43 Gb....

    Lubuntu or Xubuntu are lighter and should be quicker.

    Ubuntu used to post disks to people for free(!) but they stopped a while ago.

    You might be able to buy a disk from a local provider. Check ebay.

    Quite often disks are attached to magazines as freebies.

  • arochester
    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. "
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    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?
    Link to this post 31 Jan

    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?
    Link to this post 27 Jan

    What help do you need?

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