dodjob wrote:+1Lessss wrote:buy it repartition it and install ubuntu
Ubuntu - Good idea! This is for a 50 year old female with almost no computer experience. Ubuntu is perfect for someone who doesn't know what a apple is and has no windows experience. [She does eat apples while looking out the window]
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Insta ... quirements
Recommended Minimum System Requirements
The Recommended Minimum System Requirements, here, should allow even someone fairly new to installing Ubuntu or Gnu&Linux to easily install a usable system with enough room to be comfortable. A good "rule of thumb" is that machines that could run XP, Vista, Windows 7 or x86 OS X will almost always be a lot faster with Ubuntu even if they are lower-spec than described below. Simply try Ubuntu CD as a LiveCD first to check the hardware works.
Ubuntu Desktop Edition
1 GHz CPU (x86 processor (Pentium 4 or better))
1 GiB RAM (system memory)
15 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
800 by 600 screen resolution
Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
Internet access is helpful
Marty goes to Walmart............
Will wipe out every trace of windows and install Ubuntu. Next question will probably be why is there some problem with the hardware? Here is a list of computers that are guaranteed to work perfectly with Ubuntu. This HP Compaq Presario is not on the list.
Certified for Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/
Walmart computer has Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Which version of Ubuntu should I install?
Ubuntu 11.10 - Latest version 32-bit (recommended)
Ubuntu 11.10 - Latest version 64-bit
Ubuntu 10.04 - LTS - Long-term support 32-bit (recommended)
Ubuntu 10.04 - LTS - Long-term support 64-bit
or a older version of Ubuntu?