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Old 01-12-2006, 12:44 PM
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I would but i dont have the cd,my mom bought this computer used
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:50 PM
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its probibly best that it is in safe mode, it probibly has like 100 viruses.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:04 PM
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if its a really crappy computer, you might want to think about installing linux. linux uses less resources than windows, so it will run faster/smoother. it comes with pretty much everything you need for normal computer use, the only thing bad about it is compatability issues. alot of things (e.g. games) arent compatable for linux. if you computer is really crappy however, this probably wont be a problem anyway. the best part is its free!

this is the distro i use:
http://www.ubuntu.com/

you can either download it from there, and burn it to a CD, or have them send you a CD.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:09 PM
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recommending Linux to someone not very knowledgable about computers is like suicide

best thing is yes reformat...from my side here i can't really tell what's wrong with you comp...

maybe you could find some windows 98, i heard there are now websites which lets you download it free since MS don't care about it anymore., besides 98 is better than Me, Me usually crashes.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:18 PM
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well Ubuntu is pretty simple. unless you are doing stuff like installing windows emulators to play games on linux etc. it shouldnt be a problem. plus, by the sound of his computer, it cant support a whole lot more than whats already on there. it already comes with mozilla firefox (web browser), an AIM program (gaim), email programs, a full set of office programs, etc. pretty much everything you need. plus, you can download/use the "live CD" to try it without actually installing it. it would just run alot slower because its actually running off the CD and not your harddrive.

plus, the website www.ubuntuforums.org has pretty much all the information you need to use it.

you are right though Dex, if you are absoultely computer illiterate, i wouldnt get it without atleast trying it first.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:39 PM
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linux = meh. id look for an me reset disk at computer places / ask around / ebay
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:54 PM
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so how would i set up linux if i downloaded it and would i be able to use AIM?
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:01 PM
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well before you go and install linux, i suggest running the "live CD" first. basically what that does is you boot from the CD, and its a preview of the operating system, and it it doesnt delete anything off your computer. im not sure if you can download it from their website, but you can have them send you the "pressed" CDs, and it will come with a live CD.

yes, you can use AIM.
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