Linux - DesktopThis forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am considering building a new desktop computer soon, and instead of installing multiple OSes in multiboot, I would like to have a lightweight linux OS installed, whose ONLY job is to run virtualization software (like VirtualBox)which would contain my OSes. Advantages over multiboot would include:
- No need for partitioning
- No wrestling with compatibility issues
- Having multiple OSes running at the same time (big one)
- Being able to internally network the machines.
Could anyone recommend a very simple, basic, and if possible free distro that I could accomplish this on?
I'm looking for something lean (without all the bells and whistles) that won't hog up system resources. It does; however, need to be powerful enough to run probably two installations of Windows, one Ubuntu, and an installation of some form of BSD (not necessarily ALL at the same time). I will be using a six-core processor @ 3.2 GHz and about 10GB of RAM.