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Old 07-19-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
andruski
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i want to down load linux where do i get it?


Hi yes am a newbi be gentle.
i have spent an hour trying to find where to down load and i guess i just cant see the wood from the trees.
in short
where do i go to get it.
thank you some body.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.
Try here: http://distrowatch.com/
Choose something from the top 10 in the "Page Ranking list".
Backup your vital personal files.
Download, burn the ISO, boot, enjoy!
 
Old 07-19-2009, 09:19 AM   #3
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First of all, welcome to LQ and to linux world in general.

Hope you know what a linux distribution (or 'distro' for short) is. Some of the distros are: Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware, Fedora, Mandriva... You will always have a download link in any of the distros' website.

If you have good bandwidth download the cd/dvd images. But preferrably purchase them from online shops or better from the distribution's webstore itself. That way you will be contributing to a good cause.

Some online stores are
1) www.osdisc.com
2) www.linuxcd.org
3) www.rainbowcomputech.com (if you are from India or the subcontinent)

Last edited by saivin; 07-19-2009 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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You can download Linux distros right here at LQ.

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/
 
Old 07-20-2009, 07:08 AM   #5
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As you are new to Linux, I'd recommend Ubuntu Linux. It's easy to get productive with it. Get it from their website: http://ubuntu.com
 
Old 07-20-2009, 08:15 AM   #6
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ and hopefully GNU/Linux.

I would suggest that you look at test driving with a LiveCD from 'The LiveCD List'. That way you can see what feels right for you.

The above link and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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