[Herts] New Linux User Seeking Advice

JB john at jayybee.com
Thu Jun 16 17:59:07 UTC 2011


I would recommend "Refit" for mac if your an intel user.
Google or use this link : http://refit.sourceforge.net/

This will allow you install natively Linux and keep osX.
Hence you will have an option when your mac starts up
to use either. I have set this up and it does work well.

Using Linux you have the programming world at your finger
tips, literally. You will also find IDE's to assist for  most


On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 16:07 +0000, Mr Mel Corley wrote:
> Jon
> Relatively new to all ICT - do have RSACLAIT level 2, basic html, and currently doing ECDL 
> As to what I like to do, generally a programmer, but also able to use in a work like environment
> As to current sitrep, ubuntu installed on Mac via virtual machine, and its currently working well
> If you need more info, please drop me a line
> Regards
> Mel 
> Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Reynolds <maillist at jcrdevelopments.com>
> Sender: herts-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:59:25 
> To: <herts at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Reply-To: maillist at jcrdevelopments.com, herts at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [Herts] New Linux User Seeking Advice
>  On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:25:57 +0100, Mel Corley wrote:
> > All
> >
> > Just joined the group, after being signposted to you from a contact
> > on the LinkedIn network
> >
> > Recently, and i mean recently started using the Linux Ubuntu
> > language/code, and would really be grateful for "any" input to how to
> > learn code, and more about the features, ad capabilities of the
> > programme - basically, as mentioned earlier, i am a complete newbie,
> > but really keen to learn more about the linux world; especially info
> > about how i can make it my primary OS for the mac laptop
> >
> > All info,support welcomed
> >
> > Regards
> > Mel
> > _______________________________________________
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> > Herts at mailman.lug.org.uk
> > https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/herts
>  Hi Mel,
>  What are you looking to be able to do with Ubuntu? Do you wish to just 
>  be a user or a programmer? Have you actually got it installed and 
>  running yet? Need to gauge just how much of a new user you really are. 
>  Do you have any other computing background?
>  Another good place for advice would be the ubuntu-uk mailing list. Its 
>  pretty busy so should get lots of help there.
>  Good luck.

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