Hey /g/ just booted ubuntu on my old pc since you guys always talked about how good linux was. Anything I should expect and watch out for?
>in b4 ubuntu isnt a good linux version
Ok, I looked up what a botnet is and im freaking out. Have the other computers in my home been infected? I got the iso off the official ubuntu site how could it contain a botnet?
>Anything I should expect and watch out for?
no. just go to codeacademy and do the tutorials for the CLI, and i'd recommend also supplementing it with reading "the linux command line" which is free online.
in a couple months, or whenever you're comfortable, install arch over it and start actually enjoying your operating system.
Watch out for? Well, install your fucking graphics card driver first. AMD drivers are shit (on Windows AND Linux) so good luck. Ubuntu might have a hardware drivers panel entry that might let you install it easily.
After that, it's really up to what you want to use the system for. Ubuntu is essentially the most productive Linux distro, as far as making it easy to do useful things with your PC rather than spend all your time fucking with OS settings and whatnot.
99% of the drivers are built into the Linux Kernel. Likely the only thing you'll need to install is your AMD or NVIDIA proprietary driver for video, and that only if you care about 3D performance.