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-===== Step 1: Get the Xubuntu development version up and running =====+===== Installing ===== 
 +====== Step 1: Get the Xubuntu development version up and running ======
  
 Whatever you do next, first of all you will need to get the Xubuntu development version. This is available as an ISO image file, and the latest ('daily') version can //always// be found [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily-live/current/ |here]]. Whatever you do next, first of all you will need to get the Xubuntu development version. This is available as an ISO image file, and the latest ('daily') version can //always// be found [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily-live/current/ |here]].
  
-There are then four main options for installing the OS, depending on what you have available. Two extra virtual machine options are discussed on [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing_virtual |this page]].+There are then four main options for installing the OS, depending on what you have available.
  
   - You have a computer that you don’t depend on for work, school, or everyday life - **Install Xubuntu as the main Operating System**   - You have a computer that you don’t depend on for work, school, or everyday life - **Install Xubuntu as the main Operating System**
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   - You have a computer you can use, but either can't or don't want to install another OS - **Use Live Media to run Xubuntu**   - You have a computer you can use, but either can't or don't want to install another OS - **Use Live Media to run Xubuntu**
  
-Once you've done one of these installation methods you will have already made start - and you've been testing. Now comes the important part from the Xubuntu Team - you need to tell us or we'll have no idea that you have tested for us+Each of these is described in separate paragraph in a bit more detail below, and, after you have installed Xubuntu, at the end of each of these paragraphs you will find a link onto Step 2 with more information about 'Testing' itself.
  
-In this case the way to tell us is to report your install on the [[http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/ |Iso Tracker]] this very important webpage tells people from all of the flavours who's installed using the Daily ISO.+However, just by installing the OS you have actually already completed some very valuable testing you have confirmed (or not) that the installation itself works.
  
-===== 1 -  You have a computer that you don’t depend on for work, school, or everyday life - Install Xubuntu as the main Operating System =====+Now, the Dev Team really needs to know this extremely valuable information - there are more details on the [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/report|Reporting Back]] page, but for now please be aware that the way to give them this info is by reporting your install on the [[http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/ |Iso Tracker]] 
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 +==== 1 -  You have a computer that you don’t depend on - Install Xubuntu as the main Operating System ====
  
 One of the ways to test Xubuntu is just to install it on a computer or laptop and start using it.  One of the ways to test Xubuntu is just to install it on a computer or laptop and start using it. 
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 By simply being online, writing a letter, printing a document, sending an e-mail you discover the problems, that Xubuntu gets to solve. If this seems a fair deal to you, then please get testing. By simply being online, writing a letter, printing a document, sending an e-mail you discover the problems, that Xubuntu gets to solve. If this seems a fair deal to you, then please get testing.
  
-If you don't already know how to do install Xubuntu, then please read this [[https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop | great tutorial]], which applies as much to Xubuntu as to Ubuntu.+If you don't already know how to install Xubuntu, then please read this [[https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop | great tutorial]], which applies as much to Xubuntu as to Ubuntu.
  
-Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]].+Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to move on to Step 2 and start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]]. 
                          
-===== 2 - You have a computer that you do depend on, but have 15 GB or so free hard disk space - Install Xubuntu alongside another OS - 'Dual-boot' =====+==== 2 - You have a computer that you do depend on, but have 15 GB or so free hard disk space - Install Xubuntu alongside another OS - 'Dual-boot' ====
  
 This should give you enough space to install, update (you'll find updates more frequent during the 6 month cycle) and not feel constrained by free space issues. This should give you enough space to install, update (you'll find updates more frequent during the 6 month cycle) and not feel constrained by free space issues.
  
   * Setting up dual boot can be as simple as choosing the 'Install Alongside'' option during the installation where that option exists on the installer.   * Setting up dual boot can be as simple as choosing the 'Install Alongside'' option during the installation where that option exists on the installer.
-  * If however, the Install Alongside isn't available you need to manually create a partition by resizing an existing one and then installing.  We have a section on the [yet to be named wiki page for sundries and notes|page] that works through this issue.+  * If however, the Install Alongside isn't available you need to manually create a partition by resizing an existing one and then installing. We have a section on the [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/fine_tuning|fine tuning page]] that works through this issue.
  
 It’s quite common nowadays for computers to have more than one operating system (Windows, Xubuntu, BSD to name a few) on its hard disk. In that case an extra menu (GRUB) will show up at each boot. Every time you start up your computer GRUB lets you choose which operating system you want to use for that session. It’s quite common nowadays for computers to have more than one operating system (Windows, Xubuntu, BSD to name a few) on its hard disk. In that case an extra menu (GRUB) will show up at each boot. Every time you start up your computer GRUB lets you choose which operating system you want to use for that session.
  
-Then the operating system you chose will simply start up and be no different from what you are used to - there is no interference between the operating systems. It's like having two or more computers in one.+Then the operating system you choose will simply start up and be no different from what you are used to - there is no interference between the operating systems. It's like having two or more computers in one.
  
-Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]].+Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to move on to Step 2 and start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]]. 
  
-===== 3 -  You have a computer that you do depend on, but have 15 GB or so free hard disk space - Install Xubuntu inside a 'Virtual Machine' ('VM'=====+==== 3 -  You have a computer that you do depend on, but have 15 GB or so free hard disk space - Install Xubuntu inside a 'Virtual Machine' ('VM') ====
  
 You can simply install the development version of Xubuntu inside your current operating system, using a Virtual Machine, or 'VM' (an 'emulator'). This virtual computer will not interfere with your main operating system, apart from taking up some space on your hard disk, but it will allow you to do some invaluable testing. You can simply install the development version of Xubuntu inside your current operating system, using a Virtual Machine, or 'VM' (an 'emulator'). This virtual computer will not interfere with your main operating system, apart from taking up some space on your hard disk, but it will allow you to do some invaluable testing.
  
 Some simple ways to set up a VM are to use [[https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-boxes/stable/|Boxes]], VirtualBox, VMWare or [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM|KVM]].  Some simple ways to set up a VM are to use [[https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-boxes/stable/|Boxes]], VirtualBox, VMWare or [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM|KVM]]. 
-Xubuntu testers have some experience with using these for testing and can help you. Midlle-click [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=xubuntu-devel&nick=tracker.&prompt=1&uio=MTE9MjE131|here]] if you want to talk to people in the Xubuntu Development Channel now in a new window. +Xubuntu testers have some experience with using these for testing and can help you. Middle-click [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=xubuntu-devel&nick=tracker.&prompt=1&uio=MTE9MjE131|here]] if you want to talk to people in the Xubuntu Development Channel now in a new window. 
 There people are often available in real time. There people are often available in real time.
  
 Xubuntu Testers regularly use VM's to test things - so it's a perfectly acceptable method of testing.  Xubuntu Testers regularly use VM's to test things - so it's a perfectly acceptable method of testing. 
  
-Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]].+Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to move on to Step 2 and start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]]. 
  
-===== 4 - You have a computer that you could use, but can’t or don’t want to install another operating system - Use a live media version (on a USB stick, DVD or in a VM) =====+==== 4 - You have a computer that you could use, but can’t or don’t want to install another operating system - Use a live media version (on a USB stick, DVD or in a VM) ====
  
 You can indeed still help us.  In several ways in fact.  If your computer has a CD or DVD drive, or a USB connection and you have a USB disk or stick that you can use, you can do some valuable testing by using the development version of Xubuntu in a live-session.  You can indeed still help us.  In several ways in fact.  If your computer has a CD or DVD drive, or a USB connection and you have a USB disk or stick that you can use, you can do some valuable testing by using the development version of Xubuntu in a live-session. 
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 To do this with a VM you simply need to give the machine a small amount of space and boot the iso on that. No need to actually install unless you wish to do so. To do this with a VM you simply need to give the machine a small amount of space and boot the iso on that. No need to actually install unless you wish to do so.
  
-Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]].       +Once you've got Xubuntu running, you are ready to move on to Step 2 and start [[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/testing|testing]].