Location: Ideas >> Linux runners
Login for full access to Couchsurfing Groups. Not a member yet? Join our community!

Anyone wants to help a newbie?
Posted February 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm by from Chengdu, China (Permalink)
just got a new old computer and want to say goodbye to MS, after planning it for so long. But a bit worried still, even if I am not completely illiterate...anyone wants to offer advice on how to get started? I don't need much, just the standard so far...
(is it true that there is no open source layout program? I would need that some time later...)

Posted February 13th, 2011 - 4:53 pm from Warsaw, Poland
This member profile has been deactivated

Posted February 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm from Berlin, Germany
This member profile has been deactivated

Posted February 15th, 2011 - 6:47 am by from Chengdu, China (Permalink)
thkanks for the tips, think I will go for Ubuntu also since there's an American friend here offering to help me with it. But a CD won't help me much without a drive...
Heard about Scribus, but also heard that it can't really replace InDesign which I sometimes used.
Next mission will be getting around the Great Wall...even if I don't use f.book, and youtube quite rarely, but still - welcome to China! But compared to the Pentagon, they are quite relaxed here, no real need to worry...


Posted February 15th, 2011 - 8:51 am by from Southampton, England (Permalink)
You can boot ubuntu from a pendrive, check out UNetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

And, not sure if it can replace a layout software, but I use lyx for editing stuff (lyx is a WYSIWYM editor)

Posted February 20th, 2011 - 12:22 pm by from Cairo, Egypt (Permalink)

If it is as you say, then ubuntu is not the best choice!
you says it is a new OLD computer.
anyway it depends on the abilities of your computer.
you can try to get lxde version. or any light distro of linux.

good luck!