June 24, 2011 2:00 AM Subscribe
I'm nu tu ubuntu. Wut du?
posted by tumid dahlia to Computers & Internet (33 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
So I had an old Toshiba Satellite-something laptop sitting around doing nothing. I just downloaded the latest version (or, I guess, "package") of Ubuntu, 11.0-something. It's installing now off a USB.
For all intents and purposes, I know nothing about Linux/Ubuntu and to be perfectly honest I want to get this thing as Windows-y as possible. Or, at least, I'd like to get some advice on it in Windows terms. I knew about the nineteen different partitions you once needed to have to run Linux, but Ubuntu appears to be content to install on a single partition.
Anyway, I'm after Ubuntu advice. I'm going to trawl the forums and do plenty of reading of my own, but I'd really love to know about:
- Great things to do with Ubuntu
- How to get myself familiarised with it as quickly as possible, assuming a Windows background
- Must-have software (apps, utilities, toys, games, whatever).
I'm not too interested in grepping or vi-ing stuff or recompiling any kernels just at the moment. Assume you're trying to convince me that Ubuntu is the coolest thing on earth and way better than Windows.