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Ubuntu is a free operating system based on GNU/Linux. It is tailored for the mainstream desktop user and comes pre-installed with a variety of software for tasks such as office, multimedia, internet etc. It can be run directly from the CD without installation, be installed inside of windows -much like any other application- or be installed in its own dedicated partition.

Ubuntu also offers free access to thousands of free applications for almost every task imaginable.

EDIT: WOW I was downvoted to -5 within 1/2 a minute? Hotukdeals is surely infested with bots.

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#1
or they all work for Microsoft or Apple!! ;-)
#2
umanga;1929182
or they all work for Microsoft or Apple!! ;-)

MICROPPLE
#3
Ubuntu has paved the way for linux on the desktop ... I'm running the beta of Hardy on my laptop and it's fantastic.

I fully recommend everyone trying it out - if you don't want to wait for a CD in the post, just download the ISO and burn it!
#4
Ever since installing SP1 for Vista I have started regretting it. Ubuntu is excellent for what I need. next week I am even going to format my HDD's to get rid of Vista and just have Ubuntu and a copy of Xp for backup. Very HOT, definitely worth a download if you have a fast connection
#5
Nice to have a CD just in case you cant re download

H & R added
#6
GoDutchGo
Nice to have a CD just in case you cant re download

H & R added


Well if you've downloaded it, theres nothing to stop you making a cd lol
#7
Anyone else have problems getting ubuntu to work with wireless pci adapters?

I had to go through the hasstle of downloading an application called 'ndiswrapper' to allow ubtuntu to use the windows driver as ubuntu would not recognise my linksys wireless pci network card.
#8
jonboy0802
Anyone else have problems getting ubuntu to work with wireless pci adapters?

I had to go through the hasstle of downloading an application called 'ndiswrapper' to allow ubtuntu to use the windows driver as ubuntu would not recognise my linksys wireless pci network card.

When you've got an open source OS, you need to install an external program to run Windows drivers/apps, otherwise it wouldn't be open source. :)
suspended#9
The wireless problems are quite possibly the worst bit of ubuntu but its getting better all the time, and chances are yours will work with a little tweaking. What's more, this a a Long Term Support release, so the focus is not on new technology that could create problems, but easy to understand/maintain useable software.

I'll be installing the beta very soon although It's already in RC.

However, I would reccomend a dual boot for first time users, and take a backup before you start. It's easy to make a mistake, even though anyone could install it. you should definitely use a howto.
#10
You dont even have to preorder it - you can download it and burn it to disk (where it creates a 'live disk').

This enables you to run it from your CD/DVD drive to see if you like it before you chose to install it.

It runs faster than windows - virtually no viruses have been written for it (unlike windows) - and it is far more stable than windows.

99.99% of the software that you run on it is free too - and you download the 1000s of packages available from an integral part of the operating system that installs them itself and then will delete them for you (if you dont like/use them or want the space back).

Its a version of Linux, which is run on more servers than windows, so would this happen if it was unreliable?

It also updates itself - and upgrades to a newer version twice a year (8.04 stands for April 2008 - with the next being 8.10 and the current 7.10).

Most non microsoft windows products are available to run on Ubuntu too.

You can still use MSN - only its called AMSN or Kopette or Pidgin (there are many to chose from) and you cannot spread MSN viruses as its not MSN.

You still use Firefox or Opera as your browser, but no Internet Explorer.

The free office software integrates with your scanner, and is virtually identical to the bigger slower MS version.

PDF files open quickly and automatically as do zip files.

If you shove a blank disk into your DVD/CD drive - a package opens asking if you want to create a data, video or audio disk - and opens a window to drag and drop what you want on the disk.

As I mentioned already - if you can burn it to a disk to try it first before you install it.

Lastly - why give money to americans - when you can get a better product free?

Heat and rep!!!
#11
This release includes Wubi, which makes it really easy to try out.

If you have broadband, you might as well download it though.
banned#12
the site doesnt load... guess the server is down! :-D
#13
ibiza
You dont even have to preorder it - you can download it and burn it to disk (where it creates a 'live disk').

This enables you to run it from your CD/DVD drive to see if you like it before you chose to install it.

Lastly - why give money to americans - when you can get a better product free?

You can also use the liveCD to get your pc up and running and back online when Windows corrupts, so that you can browse for ways to fix Windows (or you may find you prefer the Ubuntu simplicity ;-))

Googling a while back brought up several comments that downloaded/burnt cdroms did not install as reliably as the "genuine" cds. Anyone any experience?

... and I definitely agree about not giving americans more money
#14
Good find thanks for the link..heat n rep added.
suspended#15
I think you get sent to a "launchpad" page, which requires you to be logged in.

In the meantime, you want to go to the shipit ubuntu page. https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

then register and request!

And about burnt vs sent cds, Both my gutsy CDs were faulty, my burnt hardy and feisty are fine, haven't tested my sent feisty. I got some nice stickers though!
#16
Ubuntu is great, but, I couldn't get it to work on my wireless network, so will wait until they can get it to work as easily as microsoft....voted hot...support it, i have it as dual boot on my old laptop and plug it into my router for updates etc.
#17
Can you install this on an Asus EEE? and if so whats the advantage?
#18
ordered 1 .:whistling:
thank you :thumbsup:
#19
Registered and ordered. Hot!
#20
voted hot.!
#21
kingy58
Can you install this on an Asus EEE? and if so whats the advantage?


im pretty sure you can install this on an eepc but if i were you id go for the xubuntu, its a lightweight distribution and should run more quickly than the full ubuntu package
#23


Looks interesting.:thumbsup:
#24
And what is wrong with windows ?
#25
Sorry, couldn't resist saying that. :)

Ubuntu is fabulous, and this distribution is a firm favourite.
#26
jazid
And what is wrong with windows ?


XP is fine.
Vista, well I waited a year before bothering to install due to lack of compatible software.
Installed Vista and after updating with automatic updates got the blue screen of death.
Well, this is probably down to driver problems but to be honest the hassle with Vista is just not worth it.
The ISP's have been a bit slow helping with internet connections with Linux. The USB modems used to be a problem.
Lets hope Ubuntu becomes a bit easier to use with internet connections. Not all of us have a lot of time playing with the setup procedures.
#27
Cant wait for it to be released! Counting down the days, hope it will show as an update via update manager. Ive heard of people having problems with wireless cards, mine however worked "straight out of the box".
#28
razta
Cant wait for it to be released! Counting down the days, hope it will show as an update via update manager. Ive heard of people having problems with wireless cards, mine however worked "straight out of the box".


the thing is with wireless you've just got to be careful which one you buy - its like vista in that you can't expect every ****** 3ukp card you buy from hong kong ebay to have drivers!

i've never had a problem myself using fedora (redhat) with dlink or intel wireless cards and a netgear i had worked using ndiswrapper.

i've always found linux wifi is easier than windows wifi, same with webcams, scanners, tv cards etc.

3 weeks until the fedora 9 release! i might try it on my mac mini....
#29
razta
Cant wait for it to be released! Counting down the days, hope it will show as an update via update manager. Ive heard of people having problems with wireless cards, mine however worked "straight out of the box".


updating to heron info

im looking forward to the new release my wireless dongle works okay in gibbon but this should be improved in heron
#30
Howay!!!! Let me update!!!
#31
released now
#32
ordered mine
#33
I couldnt get the windows wine emulator to work with this version any suggestions?
#34
Cheers .....just ordered.
Voted hot!!!!
#35
ibiza;1931411

You still use Firefox or Opera as your browser, but no Internet Explorer.
You can, actually (up to IE6), if you have to access the few brain-dead websites that require it. It runs in wine or you can install it here.
#36
I've just updated two a desktop machine (Kubuntu), a laptop (Kubuntu) and an old laptop (Xubuntu) to the latest release - all updated perfectly.
#37
pibpob
You can, actually (up to IE6), if you have to access the few brain-dead websites that require it. It runs in wine or you can install it here.


surely it would be easier to install the ie tab for firefox?
#38
Absolute rubbish....

Yes, it does everything you'd ever want from a PC. however it does it awkwardly, inconveniently and /slower/ than Windows (due to very poor driver support across the board).

even just running a media server from it was near darn impossible...videos jumped and songs stopped half way through. Identical set up & hardware as an older windows system that worked flawlessly, running the same streaming software as well. Useless.

AND...I have to add...Open Office is absolute PANTS!!! Yes, if you're a student and have never used anything else it'll probably do everything you need, but if you're a professional (or have used Office for any length or time at all) then it's awkward to use, doesn't have the featires you need, and reformats all your documents to a virtually unreadable format for any mobility.

I'd say it's okay for a back-up system, or a disaster recovery sitiuation, but as your main computer...forget about it, you'll spend more time maintaing it then you will using it for anything productive.


ibiza
You dont even have to preorder it - you can download it and burn it to disk (where it creates a 'live disk').

This enables you to run it from your CD/DVD drive to see if you like it before you chose to install it.

It runs faster than windows - virtually no viruses have been written for it (unlike windows) - and it is far more stable than windows.

99.99% of the software that you run on it is free too - and you download the 1000s of packages available from an integral part of the operating system that installs them itself and then will delete them for you (if you dont like/use them or want the space back).

Its a version of Linux, which is run on more servers than windows, so would this happen if it was unreliable?

It also updates itself - and upgrades to a newer version twice a year (8.04 stands for April 2008 - with the next being 8.10 and the current 7.10).

Most non microsoft windows products are available to run on Ubuntu too.

You can still use MSN - only its called AMSN or Kopette or Pidgin (there are many to chose from) and you cannot spread MSN viruses as its not MSN.

You still use Firefox or Opera as your browser, but no Internet Explorer.

The free office software integrates with your scanner, and is virtually identical to the bigger slower MS version.

PDF files open quickly and automatically as do zip files.

If you shove a blank disk into your DVD/CD drive - a package opens asking if you want to create a data, video or audio disk - and opens a window to drag and drop what you want on the disk.

As I mentioned already - if you can burn it to a disk to try it first before you install it.

Lastly - why give money to americans - when you can get a better product free?

Heat and rep!!!
#39
kingy58
Can you install this on an Asus EEE? and if so whats the advantage?


No advantage at all.

Your EEE PC already runs a Xandros Linux system (as does mine) which is actually a *lot* better than Ubuntu (have used both extensively, so say that only from my personal experience).

The perceived difference to you would be superficial, and Ubuntu not being customised for a PC with limited storage would actually cause you more woes in the long run (i.e. downloaded updates would use up your HD on the EEE very quickly, would take a lot of fiddling to make these work well in a resource-limited env).
#40
guerilla;1982843
surely it would be easier to install the ie tab for firefox?
I don't know - it depends whether it is compatible with all the brain-dead websites or not.

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