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Old 07-01-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
jmostert99
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Thumbs up Download Linux as OS


Hi,

Where is the best site to download Linux as OS. I want to use it on one of my computers in the home network.

Thanks

Jan
 
Old 07-01-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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jmostert,
I take it you are new to Linux. I would then suggest that you go to:
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php.
Linux Mint is a very good distribution for people just starting out or those that have been using Linux for years. Are you thinking about a desktop or a server implementation? Mint is a great desktop but there are better distros for the server.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:51 AM   #3
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My suggestion down load some live cds and try it
You can do so without changing any think on you computer .
If you have find the one that suit you best , than install it
 
Old 07-01-2010, 01:56 AM   #4
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You can download the live iso and also the full OS DVD from this site.

http://www.opensuse.org/en/
 
Old 07-01-2010, 02:12 AM   #5
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Welcome to LQ __


http://distrowatch.com/

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Old 07-01-2010, 09:13 AM   #6
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Hi,

Late 'Welcome to LQ!'.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmostert99 View Post
Hi,

Where is the best site to download Linux as OS. I want to use it on one of my computers in the home network.

Thanks

Jan
Here on LQ, 'Download Linux' is on the right banner.

 
Old 07-01-2010, 09:24 AM   #7
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The best site would probably be the official site of the distro you want to use. You should look around http://distrowatch.com/ and maybe do some other reading and find which one sounds good to you.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 03:43 PM   #8
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Might try live cd's but usb flash drive installs are faster and almost as easy. Pendrivelinux.com
 
Old 07-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #9
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Hi

Your question is akin to "where should I buy a car?" It all depends! I suggest that you start with well supported linux distribution (cf make of car - they all do the same thing, but with many variations in style etc) The good news is that they are almost all free, so if you dont like the first one, try another.

I suggest you try;

Ubuntu - well supported with good forums
PClinuxOS - popular
Puppylinux - good for low spec machines

But, have a look at distrowatch.com for a comprehensive list of options.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 05:39 PM   #10
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buddy if you can wait for 2 months dont worry then you can provide your address and name to the shipit.ubuntu.com which sends you the original ubuntu along withs # of cds.
 
  


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