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Old 03-02-2014, 08:15 AM   #1
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How do I download linux


I want to download Linux for my pc
 
Old 03-02-2014, 08:17 AM   #2
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I want to download Linux for my pc
Do it. What's stopping you?
 
Old 03-02-2014, 12:59 PM   #3
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Enjoy! http://distrowatch.com/
You'll be spoiled for choice.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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I am a newbie myself. Actually I started about a month or so ago but I do most of the stuff on weekends only, because I have a job unrelated to what I am doing here. Well, I had some suggestion before I installed Linux. They came in a form of a close friend who had Oracle Virtual Box installed in Windows 8 OS and Ubuntu (Linux) OS as a guest OS on top of it. I know for a fact that this man does pretty serious jobs in this environment. I do have Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. First I tried to install VB in WinSer - that went OK but when I tried to install Ubuntu in VB it failed multiple times, so I switched to my Wind 7, installed VB and then Ubuntu. Everything was hunky dory.
 
Old 03-02-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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I want to download Linux for my pc
then download a iso
What is stopping you

but just downloading is not going to do you any good.
you need to install the Operating System.
for that
why not do your own RESEARCH !!!
and learn something !
 
Old 03-03-2014, 03:08 PM   #6
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I wouldn't do an installation without first spending some time with a live distro on a bootable CD, DVD, or USB flash drive; these run without any alteration to your hard drive.
 
Old 03-03-2014, 06:02 PM   #7
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I would almost say for anyone interested in becoming a sysadmin try CentOS first instead of Ubuntu. The install process and configuration process is much more what you'd find in Enterprise Linux that many companies are using. Second would be OpenSuse (since SLES commercial version is widely used around the world according to SLES marketing)
 
Old 03-03-2014, 06:45 PM   #8
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I would almost say for anyone interested in becoming a sysadmin try CentOS first instead of Ubuntu. The install process and configuration process is much more what you'd find in Enterprise Linux that many companies are using. Second would be OpenSuse (since SLES commercial version is widely used around the world according to SLES marketing)
While I'll admit, I thought that was true when I started getting serious about learning linux ...it doesn't seem to be true:

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Old 03-04-2014, 02:16 AM   #9
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While I'll admit, I thought that was true when I started getting serious about learning linux ...it doesn't seem to be true:
Using a simplistic "statistic" such as web server usage and extrapolating that to overall corporate usage is inaccurate.


For example, previous company I worked for the website(s) ran on one Windows server (don't ask!) but the main line of business applications ran on ~30 RHEL servers that weren't public facing. Current company we would have under 10 public facing web servers (CentOS/apache) but have (at the last count) roughly 100 CentOS servers that aren't public facing.


Interestingly I took a look a little deeper at the graph you use. According to your source of the "Unix" O/S usage they state that 40.8% of the sites they have identified as using Unix they have no further data on, and even of the 57% they have identified as using Linux they have no further data on 16% of these.


Oh, and don't get me started on the fact they use the famously inaccurate and skewable "Alexa" to decide on their sampling source.
 
Old 03-04-2014, 08:41 AM   #10
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I want to download Linux for my pc
Your OS icon shows that you are currently running MS Win/7. Distrowatch.com is a good place to select or download a ISO image.

If you look to the right of your LQ window you will find Download Linux. You can get an ISO image from LQ. You can use the following utilities;
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MS Windows Utilities:
Wget for M$Windows <- 1.10.1 'GNU Wget is a free network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web using HTTP and FTP, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, thus enabling work in the background, after having logged off.'
WGET for Windows (win32) <- current version: 1.10.2 From the official wget homepage: "GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X support, etc."
To verify the downloaded image before burning image;
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-- MD5SUM:
M$Windows iso md5sum checking <- LQ Post on how too
md5sum.exe <- M$Win Application to perform md5sum checking.
winMd5Sum Portable <- FREE + Good for all M$ Windows
To burn the ISO image you can use;
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Windows Burn tutorial <- 'Nero' Live Video for the newbies who burn the iso instead of the image of the iso.
Imgburn <- 'ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!' + Freeware
A LiveOS is a good way to test drive a particular Gnu/Linux. Most can be downloaded to burn to a CD to creat a LiveCD or create a LiveUSB boot;
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Get Your ISO, LiveCD & Pocket OS
ISO:
LQ ISOs <- 'This site is designed to meet all of your Linux distribution download needs, including searching for fast mirrors, receiving email updates when new versions of your favorite distributions are released and reading reviews.'
Distrowatch <- 'Great Source for ISO'
BitTorrent Review <- Why you should use it!
LiveCD:
The LiveCD List <- Very Good List
LiveCD Wiki <- 'Good detailed explanation plus resource'
Live USB:
Live USB_Wiki <- 'A live USB is a USB flash drive or a USB external hard disk drive containing a full operating system which can be booted. Live USBs are closely related to live CDs, but typically have the ability to save settings and permanently install software packages back onto the USB device.' + 'system administration, data recovery method' + includes distribution table reference
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You find more informational links at SlackwareŽ-Links More than just Slackware Links!
Hope this helps you!

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Old 03-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #11
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^^ Great post.



And of course there is always the linux chooser:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/in...lect_lang=true
 
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