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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
In this introductory article, Dave Sullivan shares how easy it can be to install and use the latest Ubuntu, even for total newbies.
After toying with Linux on and off for years, I got my hands on a copy of Ubuntu Linux. I grabbed the ISO, burned it, and booted off the CD. The installation program was extremely easy to use, in that it was almost entirely automated. As I made my way through the installation, I wondered what it would be like once I had it all up and running. Having used a distribution called Slackware before, I was quite familiar with having to manually perform tasks myself. These tasks often included manually building support for media playback, wireless networking, and JAVA among other commonly used features. However, this go around, Ubuntu released me from many of the manual tasks. Let's take a brief tour through Ubuntu's installation, shall we?
Installation in Easy Steps
Once you pop in the CD and boot, you'll be prompted to choose an install mode...