Anyone have experience with the latest Kubuntu alphas?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by FireEmblemGuy, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. FireEmblemGuy
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    I was looking forward to installing the Jaunty Alpha 6, but at the first install screen it warned me about how it could potentially mess with partitions and such, etc. Of course I'm a bit cautious, having spent the last two days helping set up a a ten year old machine with Win2K and eventually XP, and seeing the hell that is. Kubuntu shouldn't give me that kind of a hard time installing, I'm sure, but how likely is it that it'll mess me up? I only have the one hard drive and Windows 7, which is already a recipe for disaster, but I've partitioned off more than enough space, around 20 gigs or so.

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    Might I ask why you are installing alpa's and beta's on your system [​IMG]? Also, maybe you should go and get yourself a test system, then you can try it out on there? Partitioning should go fine, but especially with something like an alfa things can't be said to always work. You could first try it in VMware or something, so that you've run through the installer once before. It is however no garanty that it will also work on your setup. Next question is why install XP on a 10 year old machine [​IMG]?
     
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    As for the unstable OS's, I just like trying out mostly harmless tech, coupled with the fact that Vista isn't my cup of tea and XP doesn't like my laptop.

    As for the old computer, it was one of my dad's projects; the thing hadn't been upgraded in years, and he decided to put in a hard drive he found on sale. With 256MB of ram and a graphics card that supported 800x600 res, it met close enough to the recommended XP requirements. He wanted something he could use as a web machine if the other computer was in use.