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#1 bizriak

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:27 PM

I frequently have questions about doing things to my machines on my own, since I am cheap and poor.

 

So, I'm trying to cut the cord and wondering if I can do it well by turning an old unused windows 7 machine into a linux machine, then dedicating it only to entertainment with xbmc or something similar, nestled next to my TV.

 

Any takers on advising me in this area?

 

Also, I have an old VISTA machine that is my main pc.  Generally it works fine for surfing, listening to music, posting writings, etc.  I am not comprehensively knowledgeable about computers, but with walkthroughs and such I can usually do what I want to do.

 

So, I'm interested in seeing how well being a part of this community will help me.

 

Cheers!



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#2 gigawert

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:30 PM

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forums, bizrak !

 

I actually wrote a guide on how to install Ubuntu alongside Windows here. If you want though, you can delete the Windows partition after you're in Ubuntu.

 

Enjoy your time here! :)

 

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Edited by gigawert, 01 August 2015 - 06:31 PM.

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