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General Help & Advice / Re: Newbie looking for advice
« on: October 28, 2011, 12:15:01 pm »
Hi and thanks for the quick reply.
The printers I have are, 2 photosmart - 325 & D5460 and a new? Deskjet3070a.
The one to link the Xbox can be used to link most consoles e.g. Playstations, I used to use a different one but it didn't work properly.
I am trying to dowload the .iso files (both 32 and 64 bit) but it's proving a bit tempramental. When I have done this I will 'try it out' first and then if I like it I will install it on my PC.
What I want to do is forget Windows and do a 'Fresh install' - wipe windows, format HD and install Ubuntu as I dont really want to use Windows anymore if Ubuntu is as good as it says it is.
When I install Ubuntu, will it format my HD and then install itself? If not,how do I format my boot drive then install Ubuntu?

Pete

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General Help & Advice / Newbie looking for advice
« on: October 28, 2011, 11:38:15 am »
Hi,
Up until today, I always thought linux was a cli based system where everything had to be typed regarding what you wanted to do, that is until an old friend got me interested in it.
What I would like to know is, first off I'll tell you what system I have;
Motherboard : Asus M3A76-CM
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 (X2) 5200+
Ram : 3GB
Graphics Card : Nvidia 6200 Turbocache
TV Card : PEAK 138508AGPK DVB-T Digital TV Hybrid PCI Card
Fax Modem

Will I have any problems with installing my hardware? And what about installing my printers (I have HP and read that HP are ok) but will I be able to use the CD's that came with them to install them and their supporting SW, the same goes with my monitors, I have an ASUS and a Samsung (came with an installation CD).

Also, will I be able to install software such as NERO10, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Daniusoft Media Converter, DivX Plus, EayMpeg MX, Real Player, Real Player Games, GIMP(think I read this is ok), Chrome (what other browsers work), Imageshack uploader, Irfanview, Logitech Keyboard & Mouse, Mediainfo, Asureus (VUZE), Peerblock, Surething CD/DVD labeller, TVersity - Link to XboX, VLC Media Player, Email Client - Thunderbird, Paint.NET.
What defragging SW works too, I use Defraggler (IObit) and what about cleaning the registry (CCleaner). and is there any free Fax SW out there?.
What about the SW for my phones, Sony Ericsson and Nokia (Soney Ericsson PC Suite, Nokia PC Suite and Nokia OVI Suite).

How much disc spaace does it take up after being installed? I have a 500Gb Boot drive and 2 X 250 Gb and 1 X 1Tb HD's.
What's the difference between the 32bit and the 64bit versions as on the download page it recomends the 32bit version.

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