My first time with Ubuntu

So now that I am “fat and happy” with my new DogHouse PC, it is time to do some house cleaning.  I tend to accumulate computers over time (I am up to 7 right now).  This weekend I decided to get my old Shuttle system ready for sale.  So I loaded it up with Windows XP, got all the hardware specs together, and started looking for comps on eBay to help set my price point.  I had no plan to sell it with XP loaded, but I wasn’t ready to say “no operating system included.”

So Linux came to mind, but which distro should I go with?  I started to head over to Fedora, but then Ubuntu popped into my head.  So I went for it.  I downloaded and installed desktop 9.04.  It was very simple to install, and it came loaded with enough stuff to be useful right out of the gate.  I ran all the updates, installed Skype, and now it is ready to go.

So I am asking $175, and here are specs:

  • Shuttle XPC SB75G2 (Model FB75)
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM (2×512)
  • 200 GB Western Digital SATA HDD
  • ATI Radeon 9550 (8x AGP)
  • TDK 880N DVD±RW recorder
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Installed
  • System tested with WinXP SP3 (not included or installed)
  • No monitor, keyboard, mouse, or any other peripherals
  • Includes carrying case with shoulder strap

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