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Old 08-07-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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I have joined to learn Linux. How do I start?


I want to download Red Hat Linux or Ubuntu. Is it possible?
 
Old 08-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Yes it is possible.
For RedHat you have to buy the service, they will give you customer support. You could download and install CentOS which is a RedHad base community distribution.
For Ubuntu you can just download it and install it. If you need training or support you can pay Canonical and sign for their classes or just learn on your own.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 08-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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Go here and pick anything --except Arch, Slackware, or freeBSD:
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

Download, burn a CD, install it and start using......
 
Old 08-07-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Go here and pick anything --except Slackware


Last edited by brianL; 08-07-2012 at 08:29 AM. Reason: missed "except" out.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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Before Reading any particular Operating system, first try to understand basic concepts of OS and then go for Particular one.

if you do like that, it will be helpful. regarding linux better to read sumithambaDas book.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Welcome to Linux & Linux Forum.
You can download ubuntu from think link : Select 32 or 64 bit according to you
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
This link will help you to install it
http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/

Enjoy Linux !
 
Old 08-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #7
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You may find these useful
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 08-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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http://www.osdisc.com/

I checked out the site you recommended, Pixellany. Is there any advantage for buying the DVD's pre-loaded? I also noticed that they sell the openSUSE 12.1 Software Repository on this site. I am having "deficiency hell" trying to install various software, despite installing the recommended software repositories from the OpenSuSE website. Maybe buying this disk is the solution?
 
Old 08-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #9
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I want to download Red Hat Linux or Ubuntu. Is it possible?
If you are new to Linux and just want a good distro for home use then I would suggest Ubuntu. You can download Ubuntu from http://www.ubuntu.com/
Here is a good site to help you get started with Ubuntu: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/

And welcome to the LQ forums!!!
 
Old 08-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #10
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You can try search for learning Linux Red hat in 24 hours, it is really helpful.
 
Old 08-08-2012, 08:28 AM   #11
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I checked out the site you recommended, Pixellany. Is there any advantage for buying the DVD's pre-loaded?
Not for me... With a reasonable internet connection, you can just download the "iso" image, burn a DVD (or CD) and then install. With a slow connection, buying the media may be much easier.

I prefer the distros that start small and then add all the extras using the package manager.
 
Old 08-08-2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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Hi,

I would add another question into the mix: what do you want to achieve with Linux? Do you want to understand how it works to the lowest possible level or do you want to have easy to use Windows replacement machine that does everything for you out pf the box with a single click of a mouse?

Answer to this question will help you choose the right distro.
 
  


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