Ubuntu, Lubuntu, all just different 'distros' of Linux. There are so many different distributions of linux it's not even funny.
Originally Posted by Carol Reed
A basic 2 gig flash drive should be big enough. Should be able to find them somewhere for a bout $5.
Basically, you would download that installer and a linux distro (generally as a single .iso file). The installer will help you to format and put the .iso file onto your flash drive and make the flash drive bootable.
Then you would plug the flash drive into the usb port on your laptop, fire it up and boot from the usb. That will then install Linxu/Ubuntu/whatever onto your hard drive.
Not sure if you are going to be able to run Sketchup or Novamind on linux though. I don't see a native linux version of Sketchup, but I have seen talk of working around to get it installed. I'm not sure what Novamind is, but there may be alternatives available in Linux you could use.
Last edited by Brent Dowell; 02-10-2015 at 04:33 PM.
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