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    My DVD just arrived. I am about to load it on my Monster Computer which is one I built myself. Hey KittenKoder -- here we go, I am taking the first step away from the Windows operating system, hopefully forever.

    My plan for now is to leave my XP intact, and have Ubuntu as a second OS.

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    What the heck is ubuntu?
     
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    Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu

    It's a Linux operating system which is free of charge and boasts much better security, open source support, and more stable operation.
     
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    It's an excellent OS, I used it for some years. Now on Debian Lenny (5.0). It's not as user-friendly as Ubuntu but at least on my old Pentium IV it seems to be a bit faster.
     
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    Yeah, I'm running P4 here too. 3.06 GHz. Believe it or not, haven't had the scroat to hit the "install" button yet on this Ubuntu.
     
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    Still exploring. Haven't hit the "install" button yet.

    Will the world end if I do?
     
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    Do not fear the reaper!

    But seriously, good for you. Stepping into new territory is fun if you don't let fear control you. If you love customizing the look and feel of your computer then you will love exploring all the neat little settings you can change, and all the decorations for applications.

    Take a peek here to: GNOME: The Free Software Desktop Project

    There are many more, but Gnome and KDE themes will work on Ubuntu, also it's easy to make your own if you are that into it.

    The app manager has a great list of thousands of free stuff to, don't be afraid to look into that, use Applications menu then Add/Remove for the easy to use one (just in case you don't know yet).

    Also, once you get more into it you will find you can make a menu anywhere for anything.
     
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    I am hoping I can copy ALL my files to Ubuntu.

    And yeah, the apps are great.

    Gnome sayin?
     
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    Gnome and KDE are the widget libraries used, though Gnome is more customizable the two will work within the desktop. Gnome can even be installed in Windoze oddly, but it's the one that Microsoft keeps trying to duplicate but they restrict what you can customize without spending more money. Gnome however is all free, they even tell you how to make your own widgets on the site, since it's all open source.
     

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