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Author:  Adriaan van Elk [ Thu May 23, 2013 10:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Hi, a future Linux user.

Hello from the Netherlands,

After many major gripes with my current OS (Windows 7) I decided to
find an alternative. A friend of mine who uses Linux told me to look into
"Linux" after hearing my compliants. And as I am going to be a
teriary student I have opted to install UberStudent, I was extremely
pleased to find a OS tailored for educational purposes.

But before I do, I have a few questions I want to ask:

- I have a HP Pavilion G6 (intel core i3), is Uberstudent compatible with it's drivers and setting?
- Can I configure a dual monitor, one being above my laptop screen?
- Is UberStudent compatible with printers? I am thinking of getting HP Deskjet 3250.
- Does UberStundent work well with dualboot systems? My friend advised me to do this
as it could help with the transistion to linux (uberstudent will be my first linux experience) and full utility.

I hope someone can answer my questions, I know there a lot but I want
be sure I am doing the right thing. Without this being possible I might not
install a linux OS or choose UberStudent ( which would be a shame because
I want something better than Windows 7)

To those willing to answer my questions thank you!

Adriaan van Elk

Author:  David Baum [ Fri May 24, 2013 7:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi, a future Linux user.

Hello and welcome Adriaan,

I think UberStudent is a good starting point to get into Linux.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
I have a HP Pavilion G6 (intel core i3), is Uberstudent compatible with it's drivers and setting?

Your hardware seems to be quite new, so the best way would be to test UberStudent in live mode (In fact, when you burn the image to DVD or USB and start up UberStudent, it will boot into a live mode which allows you to do anything you want directly from the DVD/USB without touching your hard drives and Windows 7).
New hardware will most likely be supported by Ubuntu based systems such as UberStudent.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
Can I configure a dual monitor, one being above my laptop screen?

Yes, no problem there. Plug in the second monitor and turn on your computer. The two screens will automatically show up in the screen settings.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
Is UberStudent compatible with printers? I am thinking of getting HP Deskjet 3250.

Most printers are compatible with Linux, but it can be difficult to install the driver at times. Luckily, HP has a program for Linux called "HPLIP" which installs the needed drivers in an easy way :-) So no problem there.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
Does UberStundent work well with dualboot systems? My friend advised me to do this

Yes, the UberStudent installer will ask you if you want to replace Windows or shrink the system.
You even can manually set up the partitions (But in this case, I recommend that you ask your friend to do this with you watching him how to do).

Let us know how things turn out, please :-)

Author:  Adriaan van Elk [ Fri May 24, 2013 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi, a future Linux user.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
Can I configure a dual monitor, one being above my laptop screen?

Yes, no problem there. Plug in the second monitor and turn on your computer. The two screens will automatically show up in the screen settings.

:?: But can I opt to put the screen above? my laptop screen so that I can drag windows to the top of screen to move them to the other screen.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
Does UberStundent work well with dualboot systems? My friend advised me to do this


Yes, the UberStudent installer will ask you if you want to replace Windows or shrink the system.
You even can manually set up the partitions ([color=#4000FF]But in this case, I recommend that you ask your friend to do this with you watching him how to do
).
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Yes my friend told me he would do it, and show me the basics! He is more than happy to convert me from Windows to Linux! :D

Let us know how things turn out, please :-)

OFC I will, might be a few weeks though

Author:  David Baum [ Fri May 24, 2013 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi, a future Linux user.

Adriaan van Elk wrote:
But can I opt to put the screen above? my laptop screen so that I can drag windows to the top of screen to move them to the other screen.

Yep, you can and it is really easy to do :-) You can virtually place the second screen wherever you want to.
Have a look at this video for example from 1min 55sec to 3min.

As your friend told, keep Windows installed besides UberStudent for a while. Always nice to have a familiar place to run to in case of trouble with Linux. Solutions in Ubuntu based systems are really logic and "easy" but not obvious for a newcomer :twisted:

Author:  Hridbijoy [ Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi, a future Linux user.

Welcome , I am also new to Linux and in a way i started with Uber Student and i can assure you that you will love this. It's great for students or for anyone...Happy Linuxing

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi, a future Linux user.

Hridbijoy, it looks like you're being taken care of well, but let me just add that in an Xfce 3.0 version, all you should have to do is plug in your second monitor and then go to Settings > Display and tweak anything. I myself use dual monitors every day:

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