Ubuntu Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Tigercat212, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am going to install Ubuntu on my Blackbook using xVM Virtualbox. I just have a few questions.

    1. How much memory should I assign to the VM?

    2. The download contains no spyware/viruses, right?

    3. Is it really worth it?
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    Mainland Europe
    #2
    How much memory do you have? Do half?

    The Ubuntu download? It's safe from official sources. If you get it off {site reference removed} for example, who knows. =D

    Ubuntu rocks, I'd go for it. It's great for people starting to use Linux.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #3
    1. Ubuntu Desktop (i.e. with Gnome) seems to be completely content on 1GB... 512MB is slightly dicey in my experience.

    2. The download of Ubuntu? No, of course not... :rolleyes: Just download it directly from Canonical.

    3. That would probably be easier to answer if you explained why you wanted it in the first place. Is it worth it? I mean, in what sense? Your computer already has one perfectly good OS on it. Linux is perfectly good also, but what do you plan on doing with it?
     

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