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Old 06-04-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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I need to download Linux to my laptop so I can practice. How do I go about
doing this?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-04-2010, 09:07 AM   #2
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Well, you can download ISO images of your distro of choice from the website concerned.

Thereafter you can burn this to DVD and reboot/install your machine. Take into account that you need to be careful to backup your existing data or you'll lose it.

An alternative is to use a Live CD (most of the bigger distro's have this - Ubuntu, Fedora etc) which doesn't re-install your machine; but allows you to boot up the OS via the DVD. Again, you can get the relevant ISO image from the distro's website.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #3
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Please use descriptive thread titles. You can change the title by clicking on "edit" and then going to the advanced mode.

Go to http://distrowatch.com and pick anything in the top 10 on their "hit list". Go to the website for the distro you choose and follow the instructions.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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Try these little guides to choosing a distro:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/

I'd go for the live CD to start with.
 
  


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