Linux Ubuntu LTS 14.04

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The Vulcan (May 18, 2014, 08:42:28 AM):
So I'm a bit tired of windows 8, it eats the internet like you won't believe andjust yesterday I had to do a disk ceanup of almost a 100 GB!

So I'm interested in trying out Linux and saw that a new long-term stable version is out now called LTS 14.04 (Ubuntu)

I feeling a bit anxious doing the dual boot set-up so, I'm not ready to install it right away, I'm basically just trying to read up on what to do. There's this virtual box thing you can download to try out various other OS

Is it worth it to try Linux? There's huge camps on either side damming and praising it and then there's like a lot of Linux distros and others like BSD and Debian, some say Debian is the best and Linux is totally unreliable.

How do I choose?
Rigil Kent (May 18, 2014, 09:05:47 AM):
I tried Ubuntu for a while because I like the idea behind it, but my impression was that it is aimed at people who knew what they were doing when it comes to computers. I could not find a straight forward way of downloading freebies off Sourceforge and getting it to work. To me, Windows is much simpler, and I went back to it quite soon.

Rigil
The Vulcan (May 18, 2014, 09:22:57 AM):
Yes saw all those crazy command lines they use to download stuff, I'm just scared it will crash or freeze or something horrible will happen and I lose all my files

So it's not a good idea for clueless novices like myself then ???
Rigil Kent (May 18, 2014, 10:07:36 AM):
So it's not a good idea for clueless novices like myself then ???
Well, it's always good to experiment. But do what I did and try it on your kid's computer first. ;)
Tweefo (May 18, 2014, 11:54:28 AM):
Yes saw all those crazy command lines they use to download stuff, I'm just scared it will crash or freeze or something horrible will happen and I lose all my files

So it's not a good idea for clueless novices like myself then ???
Put your files in Dopbox, Copy, Google Drive or Sky Drive. It is cloud storage, so your files are a lot saver (you can save the same file in more than one) plus you get an automatic backup.

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