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So, half a year ago I bought this computer, it came with Vista pre-installed. It wasn't long before I found out about Ubuntu (perfect for the new user!). I started ...
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    it's time.....


    So, half a year ago I bought this computer, it came with Vista pre-installed. It wasn't long before I found out about Ubuntu (perfect for the new user!). I started knowing NOTHING. to me, computers were a foreign language. As foreign as Timbuktu. I could 'use' one, but only to the extent that windows would allow. (which at the time I had no idea what groovy stuff Window's had been keeping 'secret') I'd also like to add that I am a poor anarchist who can't afford to buy software. this is the anarchists plight The command line instantly sparked my curiosity. I've spent the last 6 months training myself for this. my curiosity has finally overcome my reason....

    alright.
    so I'm ready to download my ISO and get a disk ready
    I've printed out a hard paper copy of the noob's install wiki
    I've studied said wiki thouroughly
    I can't spell thoroughly correctly the first time.
    I have 16 beers, 18 cigarettes, 2 days off.
    I'm going to the dark side of the moon.
    hopefully when I get back, I'll be running a fully operational Arch OS with a Gnome desktop.
    make that 14 beers.
    And 17 cigarettes.
    I'd be lying if I were to say I wasn't nervous, I am far more scared than I was when I gave up Windows! This is like jumping off of a sinking ship (Vista) into a life boat (the glory that is Ubuntu), and then jumping out of the lifeboat out of pure curiosity.

    for educational purposes you can all expect a full report if this works... or if it doesn't.

    Breathe.
    Zen
    Go!

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    Well, Arch isn't that hard.
    They have a nice wiki and you can set this up in 2 hours.
    its pretty straight forwarded.
    Get your Internet as first.
    Since thats really important. But are you sure you want to run Gnome? I mean, you have only seen Gnome Right? (As I saw you used Ubuntu) so you might want to take a look at KDE. Or the more exotic: OpenBox, XFCE, ion, Ratpoison, Enlightment, Fluxbox, IceWM or any other?

    Well, good luck.

    Small advice.
    Get rid of the Beer and the Cigarettes.. you'd better start making Coffee..
    New Users, please read this..
    Google first, then ask..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinVossen View Post
    Small advice.
    Get rid of the Beer and the Cigarettes.. you'd better start making Coffee..

    Possibly the best advice I've seen on the forums!

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