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Old 01-12-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Is There Free Linux Os


is there free linux OS with a desktop or a screen with icons ? im really new if you know of one please send link on forms
 
Old 01-12-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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I have some good news for you: most Linux distributions can be (legally) downloaded for free. And most of those have a desktop as well. Take a look here, you'll find a lot of them: http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 01-12-2007, 09:28 AM   #3
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There are TONS of free Linux OS's with graphical desktops.

You can download any number of them here.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by phippsy420
is there free linux OS with a desktop or a screen with icons ? im really new if you know of one please send link on forms
I'd say around 95% are free, while some have free and commercial versions, and again, the days of command line OS are pretty well gone,almost all Linux OS's have a GUI of some type....

http://www.distrowatch.org for a list of a ton of Linux Distros, almost any of the top 10 will be ok...


My personal favorite is Ubuntu, but here's some others that are popular... Ubuntu has an easy setup, great software repositories, etc,

http://www.ubuntu.com
http://pclinuxos.com/news.php
http://fedora.redhat.com/

Go here for Screenshots of almost every Linux Distro there is....
http://shots.osdir.com/

Edit to add...Only other thing I'd recommend, is stay away from the really obscure distros, as you'll likely need help, and if you use some oddball distro, it will be hard to come across..

Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Suse, Fedora, all have a fairly wide user base, and most of the time help can be had with a simple google search.

Hope that helps...
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Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 01-12-2007 at 09:35 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 09:47 AM   #5
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I agree with the above replies..
95% free ...no doubt..
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