Installing (K)ubuntu Linux - Full tutorial - update

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    The last thread was too old to reply to, so I must start a new post.

    I have updated the Kubuntu guide with a number of changes and improvements, similar to what I did with the SUSE tutorial.

    Here's the list of changes added:

    - Added explanation regarding article's validity over time
    - Added comparison between KDE and GNOME environments
    - Added mini table of contents with links to major chapters in the article
    - Added sub-titles for major chapters in the article
    - Added command to backup xorg before installation of graphic card drivers
    - Added envy script as option for installation of graphic card drivers
    - Added links to Edgy and Feisty Starter Guides
    - Added links to psychocats.net and Kubuntu Desktop Guide
    - Added links to some of my other Linux articles (including Linux command line tutorial)
    - Added chapter about transition from Windows to Linux, with tips about codecs, java and flash
    - Added chapter about most common KDE applications, with brief introduction to the most popular ones

    - Fixed minor spelling mistakes
    - Fixed minor phrasing and semantics errors

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/install_kubuntu_changelog_1.html

    Here's the step-by-step tutorial:

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/install_kubuntu.html

    For those who do not recall the last thread, this article is a step-by-step guide for installation of Kubuntu Linux, including partitioning, basic setup, installation of drivers, updating system, and more.

    I hope this helps. Enjoy!
    Mrk
     
  2. FastGame

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    Mrkvonic you do some real nice work :thumb:

    Can't wait (but I will) for the PCLOS guide :)

    Happy Linux :D
     
  3. steve161

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    Nice job. Those new to linux need a tutorial to walk them through processes that many linux users consider "common knowledge". I found that installing Ubuntu as your only OS, using the automatic install, is simple, quick and painless. It is the manual partitioning where I run into problems. Tried to dual boot Ubuntu and PCLinusOS and always run into trouble with the bootloader.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Very well done, Mrk.

    When I install linux, I prefer to resize the Windows partitions first and leave empty space. Then when I boot from the distro CD, I select 'use empty space' and let the installation handle swap and other partitions. :thumb:

    Also, in the (K)Ubuntu tutorial you mention ease for Windows users. I want to add to that that I looked at Xandros 4 and I was amazed how well this distro integrates into an existing Windows network.
    All the Windows shares/printers were clickable without any configuration required.
    Xandros is KDE oriented.
     
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  6. Dina

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    hi thanks. whenever people ask some help about linux i usually point them to your site.

    keep it up.
     
  7. Meriadoc

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    hee, yes Mrk, you have made me real lazy with friends as I too have given them this link 'this good site'...dedoimedo.com.
    It is not only the content though, I like the way you put things down.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Thank you guys and girls for the feedback. I appreciate it.
    As to how I put things down - I put them down as I'd like to see them put down for me. I'm anal, so going step by step is the best way...
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  9. coolbluewater

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    Nice work as always, Mrk :thumb:

    Gee, I wonder why:
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2140955,00.asp
    http://www.mepislovers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7969

    Xandros doesn't have a free version either :thumbd:
    Kinda defeats the Linux philosophy.
     
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