Finally installed Ubuntu.

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  1. Jon
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    Turns out I didn't have to uninstall Windows 7 after all to create a dual boot. Windows has a disk management tool that allows me to shrink the partition that Windows is stored on to make room for installing other OS's. It was pretty easy. Both OS's are running together pretty well, and there has been no data loss so far. The best part is if I don't like Ubuntu, I can uninstall it, clear its partition, and add it back to my Windows partition.

    So, I'll give Ubuntu a spin and see how I like it. Too tired tonight to try much with it. Any suggestions on fun/neat things I can try with it?
     
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    if you have any problem, just install ubuntu, shit you already did, you are on your own.
     
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    That's one of the two ways to do it, whichever is easier for you. ;) Dual boot is the way to go, if you have enough hard drive space until you finally decide which you prefer best ... some people just like to keep them both.

    Welcome I prefer the default Ubuntu Partition Editor myself. If you like games, try the Open Civ and Transport Tycoon (you need to own the original Transport Tycoon or find the custom files all over the net for that one). Those are my favorites.
     
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    No, he isn't. That's the beauty of community projects like Ubuntu ... he now has the community when problems dealing with it arise. ;)
     
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    Oh, and Open Office 3 may be on the 9.04 synaptic list, not sure yet as I already had mine installed through a manual installation. If you want to play with that, let me know and I'll walk you through it. Not as hard as it seems (manual installs).
     
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    I'm proud to say that I don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    Ubuntu 9.10 comes with Open Office 3.1
     
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    Oh, and one of the IRC channels for Ubuntu: EFNet #ubuntu
    If you download XChat (it's in Synaptic) it's on the server list already. ;)
     
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    Cool beans. :lol: Last time I checked it was still version 2 on Synaptic. I don't upgrade unless I have to. :razz:
     

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