Expecting my NC10 to arrive early next week. One of the reasons I ended up taking the plunge is to learn what Linux is all about. I have a desktop PC at home running XP Pro and am fairly technical but no expert etc (just a normal user who bothers to learn stuff).
I have searched this and other forums and come to the conclusion that Ubuntu is probably the best place to start with linux but I have seen some stories about problems getting Ubuntu running on the NC10. However, I have also noticed quite a few people on here and elsewhere are running Ubuntu, albeit with some playing around.
So I have a couple of questions -
1. Is it really much of a drama to get Ubuntu running on the NC10 and is there any disadvantage to using it compared to other distros in regard to things that might not run properly (eg fn keys)?
2. Can I install by downloading an ISO and mounting that through Daemon Lite on XP to run it? (I want a dual boot with XP and Ubuntu)
3. Should I or is it a good idea to delete the XP recovery partition to free up the 6gb or so of space?
4. I read some references to Ubuntu possibly wearing the HDD through excessive loading (? I have no idea what that menas BTW). Is this a problem now and should I be aware of it and is it fixable?
Im sure Ill have more questions when I get it and start playing. Thanks for now.