TRY WITHOUT INSTALLING!
True! You can try Ubuntu Without
Touching Your Windows Drive
in Any Way!
You can Try or Install Ubuntu, or use the disc to:
☻Check your RAM (Memory Chips) for defects (hit Esc when loading the disc for boot menu)
☻Boot to the Live Desktop to access & backup files when Windows or Mac OS has died before you wipe the drive
☻Surf the Web directly from the disc to test your internet connection
||☻Ubuntu is available in both 32-bit ("i386" for older computers) and 64-bit ("amd64" for newer computers)
☹ Sorry: as of 13.04 the Live CD does not include wubi.exe to install Ubuntu within Windows!
☹ Sorry: as of 12.10, the "Live CD" is actually a DVD, so as to fit more software, so you'll need a DVD drive.
|Please note: if the version listed is not the LTS (Long-Term Support) release of Ubuntu, and you would prefer that, please check the other listings in my store, or simply email me after purchase (or add a note in Paypal). I can supply ANY VERSION!|
|Don't Pay for Software! Ubuntu comes with HEAPS of FREE PROGRAMS, and you can Download THOUSANDS More! Read below how EASY it is to find and install them!|
|Buy Now and Receive a Free CD with HEAPS of Extras, including eBooks, Wallpapers, Icons, Boot Screens, Games, Programs, and Tips, Commands & Tricks designed for Windows and Mac OS X Users unfamiliar with Linux)!|
Ubuntu comes with 3 of the Most Popular Linux Desktop Environments - Pick 1 or All 3!
|Ubuntu (Gnome)||Kubuntu (KDE)||Xubuntu (Xfce)|
|Ubuntu, Kubuntu & Xubuntu are registered trademarks of Canonical Inc.|
|Please note 1 Item = 1 of these distros,
as they come on separate CDs
You can, however, add the other desktops to an installed system via downloaded updates or Alternate CDs
Available in "i386" (32-bit - most PCs/Macs) or "amd64" (for 64-bit processors), & either the "Live CD" (try the "live desktop" and install if you wish to proceed) or the "Alternate CD" (text-based install-only for older PCs) - ask me if you're not sure!
|See why Dell now supplies Ubuntu as an alternative to Vista on its Laptop & Desktop PCs!|
|Here are some Ubuntu screenshots that have been captured in 1024x768 and 1280x960 resolutions. Click on the thumbnails below to open 800x600 versions of these in their own windows (tell your pop-up killer to allow them):|
|You can autorun the Live CD in Windows for a quick look (or to install open source software for Windows).||Explore Ubuntu before you install. You can surf the web, play some games, or alter interface settings.||The installer's partitioner will help you grab some free space from your Windows drive for your new Ubuntu.|
|Then you can start adding your own desktop & panel icons and changing the visuals to suite your tastes.||You can then enable desktop effects, like the popular Windows Wobble (not recommended for older PCs).||We'll get to Compiz-Fusion's crazy effects later. Pictured is a minimise effect (similar to Mac OS X).|
|You can then start using great open source software like Microsoft Word's free alternative, OpenOffice Writer.||Some programs take on the costly commercial ones, like Gimp (which is as full-featured as Adobe Photoshop).||Some things about Ubuntu really are superior, like integration of PDF creation and viewing by default.|
|There are always plenty of choices available in Ubuntu - just right-click and view the context menu.||The ability to do things like burn an .iso image to a CD with a right-click makes Windows look a bit outdated.||You'll see thumbnails are much better than in Windows, with previews for fonts and video files (even DVD .vobs).|
|Customising the look and behaviour of the default file manager, Nautilus, is easy and often very practical.||Of course, sometimes practical comes second to looking cool. Eye candy, after all, enhances computing.||You can install other file managers like Konqueror, which has previews and comprehensive info in tooltips.|
|Your drives, folders, and recent documents are easily found in the Places menu.||All your programs are easy to find as they placed in the sub-menu of the appropriate Applications category.||All your settings are easy to get to in Ubuntu, from changing screen sizes to changing your password.|
|You'll never have to worry about looking for updates, as the Update Manager presents them to you.||Downloading and installing updates, even video codecs and the like, is quick and painless in Ubuntu.||Once you've set up Ubuntu and installed updates, why not grab some wallpapers from www.gnome-look.org.|
|Changing your desktop background is as easy as right-clicking the desktop and choosing/importing one.||You can also change all your default interface settings with themes, then customise individual aspects.||For example, if you like the Edubuntu theme but prefer non-cartoonish icons, you can change just the icon theme.|
|Heaps of really nice icon themes out there, and all free and easily installed (just import the compressed file).||There are also themes that transform your boot process and login as well, like Ubuntu Satanic Edition.||If you want your panels and wallpaper to blend, you can choose a solid colour instead of the system theme.|
|You have a lot of control over your panels, and can customise each one individually in a number of ways.||You can make your panels as opaque as you want for a great look, or even make them totally transparent.||Not only can you change the icons for more things in Ubuntu than Windows, you can even stretch them!|
|But if you really want to be impressed, enable Compiz-Fusion's desktop effects & play with settings.||Vista has nothing on the stunning desktop effects of Compiz-Fusion, which you can customise.||Yes, you can be forgiven (at first) for opening multiple windows to watch them burn up when you close them!|
|Beryl/Compiz also accept plugins, and some of the effects include it raining on your desktop on call!||Transparency is a mere trifle, if your video card is up to it. This window is actually "beaming up" ala Star Trek.||Compiz not only has Wobbly Windows too, but you can control the level of movement and warp, etc.|
|And why minimise a window when you can just peel it back to take a look at what's going on behind it!||Besides the wobble and the cool animations, you can apply themes with opacity & animated buttons.||Emerald themes for Beryl/Compiz range from the subdued to the bizarre, with absolutely stunning in between.|
|Back to productivity, there are many great Windows programs available for Ubuntu, like Opera web browser.||You can also install Wine, which lets you install and run many totally Windows-native programs in Ubuntu.||But there are just so many good programs available for Ubuntu that all your needs will certainly be covered.|
|Now here are a few screenshots of Kubuntu, which is Ubuntu running the popular KDE desktop instead of Gnome:|
|You can install from the Kubuntu Live Desktop or add the KDE desktop to Ubuntu as another option to Gnome.||Kubuntu's interface is sleek and modern, is highly configurable, with a focus on style and user-friendliness.||The KMenu has all your programs and settings, much like the Windows Start Menu (but less confusing!).|
|Kubuntu has a polished finish with lots of "bells and whistles", like animations and informative tooltips.||Changing the Wallpaper is as easy as right-clicking the desktop (note you can have a background slideshow).||Easily choose built-in Themes to alter the look of your windows. Many more great KDE themes available online.|
|Or just alter individual aspects, like the font and size for icon captions, panels and title bars, etc.||You can also apply as much Translucency to your inactive (or active) windows as you please.||And let's not forget the hugely popular SuperKaramba themes & widgets. Mac OSX & Vista simply can't compare!|
|You have total control over your menus & the shortcuts they contain, as well as panels and much more.||You'll notice thumbnails in KDE preview not just images but also the content of text files!||Tooltips are highly informative in Kubuntu, especially when hovering over image files in Konqueror.|
|Even tooltips for desktop icons are a cut above the ordinary, with heaps of info available under your cursor.||Instant previewing of images in Konqueror is a great feature and showcases KDE's user-friendliness.||You can access your Windows drive just like in Ubuntu, and of course edit files directly off it.|
|You might prefer to go with Xubuntu, which is Ubuntu with the popular and super-fast Xfce desktop environment:|
|Xubuntu's super-fast Xfce desktop is great for all PCs, including old Pentium IIs with not much memory.||Note that Xubuntu is also highly configurable, with themes and really useful panel gadgets.||You can totally change your Xubuntu in many other ways. Pictured is the XFFM file manager running things.|
|You can go your own way with other popular (and obscure) Desktop Environments and Window Managers:|
|AfterStep is fast and sleek interface that is colourful and fun, and can of course be configured to your needs.||You can use Gnome and KDE apps in AfterStep (pictured is KDE's twin-panel file manager, Krusader).||Openbox is a popular no-frills window manager that is plain by default, and driven by a right-click menu system.|
|Waimea is a simple (and hence fast) desktop great for those with modest needs and/or old computers.||A desktop big on multimedia (not to mention transparencies and a stylish 3D look) is FVWM-Crystal.||FVWM-Crystal has many themes to choose from, and Compiz-like opaque title bars are a default feature .|
|Enlightenment is the desktop of choice for many, being fast yet supporting transparency & opacity.||You can run Gnome and KDE apps together without any problems in Enlightenment.||E-Gnome is automatically installed with Enlightenment, and is basically a cross between the latter and Gnome.|
|E-KDE is automatically installed with Enlightenment, and is basically a cross between the latter and KDE.||Blackbox is another light-weight yet powerful environment (that is based on Openbox but more user-friendly).||Blackbox is popular because it is fast and lets you use all your apps, whether they be KDE or Gnome-based.|
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