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I'm new in Ubuntu and I have couple of questions.

After trying Ubuntu 12.04 in Virtual machine a like it a lot and I've decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 as my second OS ( dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 ).

Questions are:

  1. How to resize SWAP ( I have 4 GB, I do not think that I need that much swap because I have 4 GB RAM )?
  2. Which update server to use ? It was set on US server by default and I set it to be Main server.
  3. Do I need partitions ? ( 100 used for Ubuntu on HDD )
  4. Can I see other partitions used by Windows ? My HDD i 500 GB, 400 for Win and 100 GB for Ubuntu.
  5. Do I need antivirus program ( if I need some, which one to use ), or any other protection?
  6. I think that Ubuntu uses more CPU power than Win 7, am I right? ( CPU is AMD Athlox X 4 quad core, 2.6 Ghz, Win 7 i 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 that I use is 32 bit ).

All comments and suggestions are welcome.

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closed as not a real question by Takkat, Flimm, hhlp, Eliah Kagan, gertvdijk Feb 1 '13 at 9:41

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I'll try to answer your questions :)

1.) If you want to resize your swap (or anything else), you have to use GParted (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GParted). A partition manager is already shipped with ubuntu.

2.) As a newbie, dont change any servers. Use the default update server that you have after the installation and everything will be fine.

3.) Yes you need at least 1 partition. You could create your own partition(s) manually, but the installer is able to do this job for you automatically - again, as a newbie, maybe this is the best solution.

4.) Yes

5.) No you really don't need any antivirus. Its not Windows.

6.) Dont think so. You should not forget, that on Windows you have to install an antivirus software (that using ram + cpu) and for Ubuntu you don't need this stuff.

"CPU is AMD Athlox X 4 quad core, 2.6 Ghz, Win 7 i 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 that I use is 32 bit" - I would install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit instead of 32bit if you have 4+gb ram.

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Thaks a lot on answers and suggestions, I appriciate that. :) –  Sasa Feb 1 '13 at 12:00

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