Ubuntu 8.10 is available from "http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download" or from a large number of torrent sites. You can burn the iso file to a CD.
Yes, there would be. You will get only the generic drivers for Video, LAN and Audio. All the facilities of the present computer will not be available unless you are able to get Linux drivers. BUT you can run Ubuntu which has all the required Office software, Internet browser, Email, ....etc. You can TRY out Ubuntu WITHOUT installing it by running it off the CD.
Yes, you can. The CD tells it all.
Personally, I prefer Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.1, since I've tried both.
the constant virus attacks, crashes etc have left me quite tired of Windows XP.
i recently came across Ubuntu Linux and it seems that this is a good option for beginners or rather novices like me.
however, i am a little apprehensive cos i have no idea how this OS works. my usage is basic stuff- internet, word processor, video and audio.
i checked out on the net and there seem to be many places from where i can download Ubuntu 8.10 .
#1 i am thus not sure where to download a reliable version from. any suggestions?
#2 i have a toshiba A 200 1M5. the company does not provide any drivers (unless its XP/Vista!). will there be any problem cos of this?
#3 is there any way in which i can makle my system dual boot and not have to erase the existing XP installation?