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Old 07-09-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Hello,

Can you plz tell me how to install linux, and where to get it? What can be the proper way to learn it by own?
 
Old 07-09-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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Linux is a kernel of an operating system but is not an operating system in and of itself. So, you don't install Linux. However, there are various operating systems using the Linux kernel, which are known as "distributions of Linux". Generally, an image (iso file) of these can be downloaded, burned to a CD or DVD, and then installed on your computer. The most popular ones are listed on http://www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 07-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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I am currently using windows. So all I need to do is to get that iso file from web u suggested and to install on current operating system?
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Linux is a kernel of an operating system but is not an operating system in and of itself. So, you don't install Linux. However, there are various operating systems using the Linux kernel, which are known as "distributions of Linux". Generally, an image (iso file) of these can be downloaded, burned to a CD or DVD, and then installed on your computer. The most popular ones are listed on http://www.distrowatch.com
 
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1)Choose Linux distribution from DistroWatch,
2)Go to distro website,
3)Download .iso file,
4)Burn .iso to CD or DVD or put to USB drive(properly),
http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2007/01/0...o-express.html
5)Reboot computer and boot into selected drive where you put Linux using boot menu selection,
6)Follow on-screen instructions how to use or install.
P.S.If you want install alongside Windows you first need allocate free space or create extra partition for Linux for example using GParted software.
 
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No, Linux will operate completely independent from Windows. You have to burn the downloaded iso-image to a CD/DVD (as image, not as data CD) and boot from it, the same way you would boot from your Windows CD/DVD if you want to re-install Windows.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #6
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I am currently using windows. So all I need to do is to get that iso file from web u suggested and to install on current operating system?
No. A Linux OS (aka distribution) is not a Windows program. So, you do not "install on current operating system". Once you download the iso of a distribution (aka "distro") and burn it to dvd or cd, you can then install it on your computer beside your current operating system, rather than on your current operating system. This involves partitioning your hard drive (something most distros will do themselves -- it'll alert you to this while installing, giving you options). Once this is done, then when you boot into your computer, you will be given a choice of which OS to boot into (IE, either Windows or the distribution of Linux).

The other option you may wish to consider first is trying a LiveCD of Linux. This allows you to run the entire OS from the CD (or DVD) rather than from the hard-drive (meaning it does not need to be installed). Knoppix or Ubuntu or Debian can be run in this way (note: the Debian link assumes you have a typical i386 type of computer. If you have another type -- like amd64 -- then don't use the Debian link).
 
Old 07-10-2011, 04:00 AM   #7
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Installation of UBUNTU

Thank u for your informative reply.

Can UBUNTU used by installing it in windows 7. I saw its web site. In that it is written that just install a wubi program and it will download UBUNTU and will make partition for linux and whenever u will reboot it will ask for windows or linux. Basically I can not directly remove windows and totally depend on linux. First I would like learn it and then I will get rid of windows. What are the basic differences btw UBUNTU, RED HAT and FEDORA?
 
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You can Install Ubuntu on a Windows system (note that this is only possible with Ubuntu), but it will not run on Windows, it runs independently. You also can install a virtual machine, like Virtualbox or VMware player, and install Linux (any distribution) into that. This way (and with the Wubi-install of Ubuntu) you don't have to repartition your drive. If you use a virtual machine you also can run Windows and Linux at the same time. The thirs option is to make some space on your harddisk (for example with shrinking the Windows partition) and install Linux to the free space.

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Linux and Windows are not mutually exclusive, you can use both on the same computer without problems.

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Have a look here.
 
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