Ubuntu 11, My review

In the past I have attempted to switch over to Linux numerous times. I believe I have tried many different distributions, including Ubuntu.

Every time I tried switching over to from Windows I would find my self back in Windows within several days or in the best case scenario within couple of week’s. Today I have decided to take the leap again, and try Linux once more.

At first I downloaded the Ubuntu image from their site, burned it on a CD, restarted my computer, installed the software – only to find out that it wouldn’t boot! what a frustrating feeling! I have spent over 4 hours creating partitions, downloading, burning and installing a software only to find out that it wouldn’t bot when I start the computer.

I did some more research on-line, and I found out that Ubuntu offers windows installation, at first I was a bit skeptic. I thought to my self that it would probably install some virtual OS within my Windows op oration system, and that’s not what I was looking for. Anyhow, i decided to give it a try anyway. I download the installation file, ran it, and to my surprise it modified the MBR and installed Ubuntu without any hassle.

Now I have got Ubuntu installed, and so far  I am enjoying it very much.  I will keep you updated on my progress with Linux, and hopefully I will be able to fully switch over this time.

One thought on “Ubuntu 11, My review

  1. I’ve had the same problem a lot before. The best advice I can give on those live CD’s is make sure you burn them at a low rate. Even if your burner can handle 48x I still burn live CD’s at 2x or 4x.

    Also, if you have the time, there are a number of cool websites that sell guaranteed to work pre-made live CD’s you can usually get for a few bucks.

    Anyway, I was like you struggling to jump from Windows to Linux and now I’ve been using all-linux for the past year. My biggest hurdle was running into buggy issues like Ubuntu not supporting my video card, bum install CD’s or being unable to get online. I think Ubuntu is getting better about that stuff with every release but ultimately I just had to get hardware that I knew would work with Linux.

    Great post and good luck!

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