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Old 02-12-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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what should I do to start all about this linux
 
Old 02-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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get a live cd, try it and if you like it then install it.
Also, next time use some better subject.

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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what should I do to start all about this linux
Welcome to LQ

Well, you can start using it, it's the best way to learn.
You can install linux in a virtual machine in windows, or dual boot, windows and linux, or run it from a live CD

Kind regards

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Old 02-12-2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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Live CDs are definitely very good way to start learning Linux. And harmless to your computer since they do not require installation.
I would recommend to start with Puppy as it is very user-friendly, though not most "eye-candy".
Some more reviews on my blog, if you are interested.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #5
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Also look at free virtual machines after you peek at the top 30 or so at distrowatch.com

I like live cd's. They tend to be easy and safe ways but also on newer systems a virtual machine is way faster and still easy and safe.

Last thing I'd try is a dual boot. Save that for when you really know you can repair your system.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 07:40 AM   #6
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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what should I do to start all about this linux
The LiveCD List is a good list to choose from. You can test drive a Gnu/Linux to see which fits for you. Be sure to check the downloads for validity. And be sure to burn the ISO image to the disc.

Just a few more useful links;



Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide



The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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