Author Topic: Newest Member  (Read 2128 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline hacodo75

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Newest Member
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:50:42 pm »
Hi ,   I am completly green, needing some help.  I have had a brush with Linux about 25 yrs ago, but never made it (wishing I had). Got e new Laptop recently with Win 10 OS. Can't stand the the thing. I would like to install either Ubuntu or Mint, but have no idea where to start. Bought a 32 GB flash drive and am ready to download. But again , where do I start. Any hjelp much appreciated. Harald (hacodo75)

Offline Mad Penguin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1435
  • Karma: 10023
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Newest Member
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 10:57:55 pm »
Hi Harald, check this out, hopefully it's what you are looking for;
https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop#1-overview

Offline Sighsmum

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Newest Member
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 12:22:57 pm »
Hello there, if Harald is green well I'm even more so.
I have an old Dell laptop running on XP (not connected to Internet). I have had a few issues with USB flash drives (I have 3 on the laptop). I should like to try Linux on this machine before I upload it to my new (ish) machine. How do I download the OS onto a DVD?
Any help here would be really appreciated.

Offline Keith

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1063
  • Karma: 13
  • Gender: Male
  • Linux Novice
  • Awards Contributor Of The Month
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Newest Member
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 01:40:01 pm »
Hello Sighsmum - and welcome to the Forum.

Most people download a compacted "ISO file" then use some software to unpack it onto a USB stick or DVD.   Using USBs is more common but if you are having "USB issues" and not too familiar with computers (excuse me if I am wrong!) then you may be better off simply buying a DVD ready to go. 

For your DELL (which I guess must be 32 bit) I suggest something like Linux Mint 19.3 which is available on DVD for £6.49 from https://thelinuxshop.co.uk/linux-mint-xfce-p-413.html.
If you prefer to go the download route (which is free but a bit tedious) then you can do so at https://linuxmint.com/download.php

Whatever route you decide on, let us know and we can talk you through the installation. 

Keith

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal