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Old 03-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Cool operateing system for novus


Hi i am new to linux (novus)would like to know a good o.r. system for a beginer.this will be a clean install on a 32bit toshiba tecra.i have read some things but did not totally understand the part when it came to.installing system to new hard drive.forgive me here but i thought the o.r.system.went to the hard drive.what i read said something like cd-rom.i will be installing from a disc.any info will help.in the meantime i will keep doing my homework.and looking forward to this new exsperiance.THANKS jackie8504
 
Old 03-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hi

It would help if you mention what OS you have downloaded and what you have tried so far if anything
 
Old 03-25-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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My first Linux was Ubuntu.

Here are easy instructions (with screenshots) to try Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest

If you like it in "live" mode then keep following the instructions to install it to your hard drive.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ!

There isn't really a system for beginers, but there are many distributions that are aimed to less skilled computer users.
Some recommended ones: Debian, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, Suse, they are very intuitive to use and install.
It is recommended to read as much info as you can about GNU/Linux operating system, if you are used to Windows keep in mind that GNU/Linux is not Windows.
Learn the command line which is one of the most important tool. Here some links that will help.
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html

Regards
 
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ukiuki View Post
Welcome to LQ!

There isn't really a system for beginers, but there are many distributions that are aimed to less skilled computer users.
Some recommended ones: Debian, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, Suse, they are very intuitive to use and install.
It is recommended to read as much info as you can about GNU/Linux operating system, if you are used to Windows keep in mind that GNU/Linux is not Windows.
Learn the command line which is one of the most important tool. Here some links that will help.
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html

Regards
THANK you for the leads. i am leaning towards mint.and should have my new harddrive soon from ebay.and looking forward to this experiance.i cant believe the rapid response to my question.thanks again jackie8504
 
Old 03-26-2013, 04:11 AM   #6
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Welcome to LQ!
As said by ukiuki learn the command line is one of the most important tool.
I suggest this link too: http://www.tldp.org/
 
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