[clug] Linux for teenagers
Tony and Robyn Lewis
beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 6 01:55:18 GMT 2005
Phil Malcolm wrote:
>What I want to do is to install Linux on my daughter's laptop, and have it
>access the internet via our ADSL/Ethernet connection
I endorse the recommendation of others, and reckon you should try
Kubuntu. The nifty thing is that you can get 'Live CDs' that boot and
run Linux entirely from CD without touching your hard drive. This is
'try before you buy' - no need to worry about partitions and damaging
your Windows installation.
The downside to Live CDs are that it runs more slowly (the CD-ROM is
slower than the hard drive) and you lose any settings when you turn it
off (though with some effort you can save them to a floppy or memory stick).
If you've got a good ADSL connection you can download Kubuntu Live from
Or by following the links here:
If you're limited in your bandwidth, I'm happy to burn a copy if you can
make your way to Wanniassa to collect it.
Should you choose to install Linux permanently (and you should, of
course) probably the biggest danger is in resizing your Windows
partition to make room for Linux. I've successfully done it a number of
times, but it depends on how much free space you have on the Windows
partition, and on you pressing the right buttons.
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