Look forget tweeting, twitering, you tube, you porn microbloging, chrome, buying those long black leather boots, feeding the chickens, and buying your girly a red lace matching knickers and suspenders set, or google maps, we have more important things to talk about!!!! yes expect to see more about Ubuntu at the screetching bald eagle:

As i guess you know Ubuntu is a flavour of linux , along with mint, and in this blog we are going to talk a little about how to install it and then we will talk a bit about networking your nice shiny installation of linux.......
the version of ubuntu: we are using is 7.04 known as the feisty fawn. We went out and brought a book called Ubuntu Unleashed second edition some time ago now from a local and well known book shop right in Reading in Berks.
Installing Ubuntu really is a breeze.. its like falling off a log really..... and of course you can keep your beloved windows xp, or windows 7 or what ever else you have on your laptop!!

all you need to do is make sure you have some free space on your laptop main hard drive, and you will need need a working dvd drive on your laptop plus the red lace suspender belt and the black long leather boots...............

The Ubuntu dvd is as you would quite rightly expect is bootable, so do not fire up windows and then thrust the dvd into the drive like an excited giggly schoolgirl, that will not work, because all you will see is a list of various bits of software on the dvd not including Ubuntu???? No instead you need to arrange for the Ubuntu dvd to be in the dvd drive when you start up the laptop and then if gods willing you or alha pleases or what ever... the dvd will boot and you will see the menu with the option at the top to start or install Ubuntu.... look if the suspender belt thing doesen't work for you get yourself a nice pair of y-fronts and a lovely gold medallion on a thick gold chain and a bottle of old spice it kind of does the same thing....... well we do not want to be sexist or accused of not being pc??!!!
errrrrr... pick the option to start or install Ubuntu, there will be a lot of disk whirring and a message or two and an orange bar going across a black screen, heck ...... you might even hear those leather boots cracking or creaking or the faint twanking of the elastic of the susspender belt against a smooth naked thigh......

The DVD Drive will go bonkers and you will after a while be able to focus on a brown screen, a kind of light brown screen... whats this you yelp as you try to comprehend whats happening!!!!!!