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Old 11-28-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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How to install linux in windows


Hi All,
I am newbie in linux platform. Want to install linux on my laptop. Currently windows is installed. I want to run both OS. Mainly I want to learn linux commands in depth.

How do I start?
 
Old 11-28-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Hi All,
I am newbie in linux platform. Want to install linux on my laptop. Currently windows is installed. I want to run both OS. Mainly I want to learn linux commands in depth.

How do I start?
I would advise you to install a virtual machine on windows and use that to play with linux.

There are many free virtual machines, have a look at this article: Five Best Virtual Machine Applications
 
Old 11-28-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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Here are two different ways to run Ubuntu Linux on a Windows computer without doing a "full" install (i.e. modifying partitions on your hard drive).

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/wubi
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox
 
Old 11-28-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Thanks druuna and snowpine.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #5
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If you're interested in learning the command line, you could try web based shell access like at SimpleShell.org. Webminal.org/ is an option too. Here's an article with three other ways to get to a command line without doing an OS install by hand.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:45 AM   #6
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I also suggest a virtual machine first too. I have never used Wubi, so i can't comment on it.
Once you've used it a little in a VM, you can decide if you think it's worth installing it to a partition on your computer. One draw back of virtual machines is hardware acceleration is not as good as when run natively. What this means is that you will likely miss out on some of the flashy eye candy that is available.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 07:00 AM   #7
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Dear rubai,
If you just want to learn linux, and don't want to mess with your existing setup, then you can go for live CD.
Ubuntu comes as a live CD. You can use it easily without installation to your system.
Other famous live CD distro is KNOPPIX.
Also it takes advantage of your all hardware, so hardware acceleration can also be used.
 
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Mainly I want to learn linux commands in depth.
if you only want to learn the commands install
MinGW
http://www.mingw.org/

and cross compile MICROSOFT WINDOWS ".exe" and ".dll" files from LINUX source code
 
  


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