[clug] Linux for teenagers

Robin Shannon robin.shannon at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 02:35:45 GMT 2005

I'd suggest ubuntu rather than kubuntu, simply because there is more
support and documentation avaliable.

paz y amor,

2005/6/6, Tony and Robyn Lewis <beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk>:
> 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
> here:
> http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/ubuntu/releases/kubuntu/hoary/kubuntu-5.04-live-i386.iso
> Or by following the links here:
> http://www.ubuntulinux.org/download/
> 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.
> Enjoy.
> Tony Lewis
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