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Wubi question, I am thinking of installing Ubuntu on an old computer, i got. I never tried this before and I wonder if it's better to use Wubi for this task. Does anyone here have any experience with Wubi? How easy is it?

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I have just installed ubuntu on two old laptops with no problems.I did let windows be overwritten however. I didn't use wubi.I downloaded a disk image and made a disk image cd and installed it ,It was easy and user friendly.

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Hi yes it is the best option, if you have access to the internet, because you need to be connected when you run the install. if not i sugest that you order a CD it is free from http://www.ubuntu.com/
Any problem or not sure get back to me richardicare@googlemail.com

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I am sure your system meets the normal requirement for installing and using the Ubuntu OS. So you dont have to worry about the system speed and perfomance. I have also sent you the link to download the latest version of Ubuntu OS 10.4 from the original website. All you need to do is download it and burn that image file using nero or any image burning software to the dvd and boot the dvd in your system and install it.

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One remark concerning the amount of swap space you are setting aside. In my opinion that's too much: I have a 2GB RAM, about 300MB swap space, and each time I monitor swap usage I find it very low to nil.

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