I am totally fed up with Vista, it has 3 different keyboard settings (AZERTY QWERTY and QWERTZ) depending on the software used (or the time of day) and freezes 7 times an hour or more often if it`s a windy day. I live on the 5th floor and I do not want to become a murderer...
Instead I really want to try out Ubuntu with a view to totally getting rid of Vista (rather than doing a total reinstall or upgrading to W7) if I feel comfortable using Ubuntu. I have done some reading & research but I`m rather confused about the whole issue of partitionning ie can I do that if I already have the following partitions:
Boot: 75GB used 47.5GB free (system NTFS) Recover: 7.20GB used 19.20GB free (system FAT32)
on a MEDION (Aldi) laptop from 2007 with the following specs:
Intel Core2Duo T5250 @ 1.50 Ghz 2.0Gb RAM Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
Also I don`t quite understand LIVE CDs beyond that they are the operating system equivalent of perfume testers. I got some CDs from recent magazines I bought (UBuntu 13.04 and 12.10 - both 32bit), can I use these as LIVE CDs? If so how do I do that? Do I need to press a key when rebooting?
Many thanks in advance.