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(Slashdot)   Military drones are migrating to Linux, which is their normal behavior this time of the year   (linux-beta.slashdot.org) divider line 3
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1052 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 May 2014 at 4:18 PM (28 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-07 08:21:25 PM  
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Unscratchable_Itch: dentalhilljack: mark12A: I am a complete Linux -n00b-.

Can anybody suggest a website that would lead me through the steps of wiping an old Windows XP machine and loading up Linux, configuring it and loading up a web browser/office software package? I'd really like to play with Linux, get the fark away from all the MSBS...

I'm on an old XP machine, and instead of Ubuntu I went with Xubuntu.  It's a lighter weight interface.

Hey, dentalhilljack:

Do you think Xubuntu would run OK on this old thingy: http://www.amazon.com/900HA-8-9-Inch-Netbook-Processor-Storage/dp/B00 1 GIPSAM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Please don't ask me why I bought it. I'd just hate to throw it away if it's still useable.

I checked out the Xubuntu specs and it looks like it will - I have Ubuntu on it now but if Xubuntu has a lighter interface so much the better, and I'd like the advice of someone who is using it.

Thanks in advance.


It will work just fine. I've had so many Linux distros installed on it that the drive probably looks live the thumb of a worn out glove...or maybe a busted condom with syph and Tobasco.
2014-05-07 05:22:20 PM  
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mark12A: I am a complete Linux -n00b-.

Can anybody suggest a website that would lead me through the steps of wiping an old Windows XP machine and loading up Linux, configuring it and loading up a web browser/office software package? I'd really like to play with Linux, get the fark away from all the MSBS...


Linux Mint is considered a relatively user friendly Linux distro.

1) download the ISO install image  http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=144

2) download Universal Linux USB Installer  http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Universal-USB-Installer/Univer s al-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2.exe

3) Insert a usb stick into your computer.

4) run the universal USB installer utility.
 4a) Select "Linux Mint" from the drop down in the "select distribution..." menu
 4b) navigate to the ISO you downloaded with the "browse" button
 4c) slelect the USB stick from the "select drive..." drop down, check "format drive"

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it should all look like this.

5) hit create.

6) when the utility is complete, restart your computer with the usb stick inserted, open to boot menu during BIOS, and boot form the usb.

7) just follow the prompts during install, it is intuitive and no harder to install that windows. Defualt options will work for the most part
2014-05-07 04:20:42 PM  
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Does this herald the year of the linux desktop?
 
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