Ok sorry firstly if this is available elsewhere but I REALLY dont want to mess this up!
I just bought a new laptop, I live in Spain and its a spanish one (Dont speak the lingo - will this be a problem?)
So it has the new vista os in Spanish but I have long been interested in trying Linux and as I type, I am downloading a live cd for ubuntu 7.10. I have no idea what I am doing other than to boot the laptop up with the disk in. I am using this method because I have been led to believe it wont affect the overall OS.
From the research I have done this is a good version to go for, however it has been said on some posts that the best option for a normal user such as myself would be to partion the laptop and run windows vista oneside and linux the other. My laptop came partitioned so thats one problem takn care off! ;-) So is this the best thing to do? How do I do it? and how much should I devote to each partition? My Laptop is an Acer Aspire 5920, 250gb HDD, Intel core 2 duo processor, mobile intel graphic media accelerator x3100. Once linux is set up I would like to use the functions from compiz fusion.
So really Im looking for some advice on how to go about it, is it safe, do I have the right hardware etc.
Im sure this is really annoying to anyone in the know but really I want to get this right and I am trying to learn! If nothing else your hard work can help permanantly remove me from the Bill Gates/Microsoft club...........got to be worth it ;-)
you can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thankyou very much