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You need a computer or laptop with these recommended specifications to install Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Edition.
- 1 GHz CPU (Central Proccessing Unit)
- 1 GB RAM (Random Access Memory)
- 15 GB of hard drive space
- 800 x 600 monitor video card screen resolution
- CD drive or a USB port for the liveCD or LiveUSB Drive
- Internet access is needed to install third party programs from Ubuntu Software Center, and Updates from Ubuntu Software Center.
You can install on a slightly slower computer with 384MB of RAM, 5GB hard drive, and 1 GHZ CPU, but Ubuntu might not run as fast as you want it to run.
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Now this website should load faster on slower internet connections like dial-up, mobile, ISDN, and economy class DSL and Cable internet.
Now my website should load in a few seconds for most internet connection speed types.
The sidebar is at the right of the website now, so users who use mobile devices like Cell phones, and Tablets in portrait mode/vertically can still read my articles as long as their resolution width in portrait mode is big enough without zooming out. Older Mobiles with lower width resolution in landscape/horizontal mode can also easily view my website without zooming out if their resolution is high enough.
This means more users who visit this site will be able to view my site comfortably on a cell phone or tablet without horizontal scrolling. I also got rid of some modules in Drupal for faster loading since there are fewer objects on the site to load.
The main reason you should choose Ubuntu Linux as your computer operating system of choice is because it is free. It is also widely supported since Ubuntu is always being updated with new updates for the Latest versions of Ubuntu which is Ubuntu 11.04 as of May 2011.
You can also try Ubuntu out by burning the install CD Image to a CD-R or DVD-R, so Ubuntu Linux is also a LiveCD operating system which you can run from a CD without making any changes to you computer's hard drive.
An operating system is the software needed for your computer to talk to your computer hardware like video card, sound card, CPU, RAM, etc to tell it what to do when you click a mouse, or type on your keyboard. Other examples of operating systems are Windows, Mac, Redhat, Linux Mint, etc.
Ubuntu Linux is similar to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X since you use your mouse, and keyboard to use the operating system like all modern graphical based operating systems for computers.
Ubuntu Linux is mostly installed on Desktop and laptop computers. However, there are also versions of Ubuntu available for Netbooks, servers, and mobile computers.