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leigh Realised Start testing Title not a good idea, and modified end sentence of each option
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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. 
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 +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]]
  
 ==== 1 -  You have a computer that you don’t depend on - Install Xubuntu as the main Operating System ==== ==== 1 -  You have a computer that you don’t depend on - Install Xubuntu as the main Operating System ====
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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 move on to Step 2 and 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]]. 
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   * 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 move on to Step 2 and 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]]. 
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 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.