Hello I would be happy to assist you, my name is Jeff
I take it you purchased this laptop second hand?
Are you just wanting an operating system?
yea i got it off ebay
There is an easy option if you are not a die hard windows fan.
any suggestion is good
It is a windows like environment, with great customer support.
It won't cost a dime
It is close enough to windows in look, that you will not have a hard time adapting at all.
awesome cause i have been looking all around ebay but i see there are a lot of options
I would suggest getting a blank DVD and downloading the program onto the disk. Then you just need to load the disk and go through the install.
is the file big? would it work on any cd-rw disc?
Their are options but Ubuntu is free, and much of the software is free. You can even use a Windows emulator to run windows programs.
You shouldn't have any issues putting it on that. Just Be sure to click the make bootable option if your program doesn't do that automatically.
Worst case scenario you hate it, it only cost you a little time, and the blank disk.
ok i think i got it one last question i see it says desktop on one of the options does it matter that its for a laptop?
I personally love all the free software and games that you can download for it. Also the office software that comes free with it is pretty amazing, and you can even save in the same format as Microsoft office. Why more people don't switch I will never know.
is this laptop a touch screen?
Yes the specs say it is!
so after i install Ubuntu it should give me the option to turn it on?
Check and Check
Ubuntu supports touch screen, it is becoming the new standard.
awesome well that answers my question thanks for the help!
No worries, please remember to rate my performance.
If you need anything else look me up, I'm on all the time.
thanks and i will
i downloaded ubuntu and cannot load it on a cd rw due to its size how can i fit the file on the cd rw?
ok i think i'm going to need help. i'm on the website and i see a big download button and on the left of the screen it says portable linux categories with 4 options do i pick one from there? or do i hit the big download button?
the one at the bottom of the page right? where the download button is highlighted blue?
ok i got it now i just need to get a usb
i will and thanks!