[sf-lug] Ubuntu User wannabe!

jim jim at systemateka.com
Thu Jan 6 15:23:41 PST 2011

   a good thing to do is to get a "live CD" of some 
distribution and try it out on your netbook. 
   a better thing to do is to research to find out 
if there are any problems with using linux on your 
netbook, and if so, are there any distributions 
that don't have problems. 
   the good thing is soooo much easier than the 
better thing. 
   come to a SF-LUG meeting: 
* every wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at 
  noisebridge (in SF at 2169 mission street between 
  17th and 18th streets on the third floor, but you 
  know that). 
* third monday of each month at the cafe enchante in 
  sf on geary at 26th avenue (jim gives rides 
  afterward--up to three people). 
* first sunday of each month at the cafe enchante in 
  sf on geary at 26th avenue (jim gives rides 
  afterward for this, too). 

   get one or more of us to come to you or come to 
one or more of us to hold your hand, even bring you 
a live cd (there are usually live cds at noisebridge). 

   come to noisebridge on tuesdays or fridays between 
3 and 6 PM and join the linux sysadm study group and 
make some of them help you. 

   you might wonder "which distribution?" ubuntu? 
fedora? debian? arch? mandriva? one of the many, many 
   a good rule is to choose a distribution that's used 
by some people you know and hang out with (you can 
always hang out with us). 

On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 14:24 -0800, Molly Bee wrote:
> Hi All!
> I am currently a Windows Luser, because, well, see what happened was,
> I was boughted this new netbook? And it's running some horrid Windows
> 7 Starter kit? And it makes me taste blood every time I use it,
> probably from chewing angrily on my own tongue.
> So, I would like to change my OS to some appropriate flavour of
> Ubuntu, which is where you friendly folks come in. Obviously, my new
> netbook (HP Mini 110-3100) is smaller than the typical newfangled
> lapdancer, with 1 GB of RAM, a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor, and
> 232.88 GB of storage space. I thought it was 250, but apparently
> woodland creatures crept in through my Windows and gobbled part of it?
> I've been researching on the Internetz and Ubuntu wubsites
> specifically, and it looks pretty simple to download the install
> version of my choice to a dingle-dangle USB device, and boot from
> that, but I wanted to ask an elite and trusted group of Linux Users
> before I fracked with my shiny outa-the-box machine. It's important to
> note the machine is blue-- this is a key selling point, exactly what I
> want in a machine... blueness on the back of the screen. Ahem.
> Also important to note, I am a recovering Luddite, and I would really
> appreciate anyone holding my hand through this seemingly-simple, yet
> daunting process of glitch-free OS-switchover. I can repay your
> kindness with dehydrated huckleberries or black chanterelles or sommat
> like that.
> Hugs,
> Molly
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