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I have downloaded the tails download but when I tell windows to burn the image all it burns to disc is the files listed below disk - efi- isolinux - live -utils.
it does not install tails no doubt I am not doing
something correct I am new to Linux and would appreciate
What software are you using in windows to try to burn the iso? You need an option "burn as an image" to make it bootable. Looks like whatever you are using is just copying the extracted file. That won't work. A CD burning software is not going to install anything. You need to use it burn to a CD/DVD and then boot from the CD.
You have you pay for Windows because Microsoft doesn't give it away for free. If you want Windows, you have to play by Microsoft's rules and pay for it.
99.9% of Linux distros are offered by the developers free of charge. The prices in the link you posted to are just to pay for the labor and hardware of burning a DVD for you, it's not for the software, because the software is free: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
If you enjoy the software and feel like contributing to the developers, you are more than welcome to, but it's by no means a requirement like you implied in your first post.
Some examples of non-free Linux distros are RHEL, SLES, and Parted Magic.
Some examples of free Linux distros are...pretty much everything else.
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 11-02-2015 at 12:29 PM.
Both Windows 7 and 8 have the capability to burn an ISO image to disc without installing extra software. In a nutshell all you have to do is right click on the image file and select "Burn disc image". As stated what you posted is the contents of the image file.
What do you mean by did not install? The burned disc is a live disc version and you must reboot your computer to run Tails. You might have to change the BIOS settings if you computer is not booting from CD first.