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I am new to Linux world. I am a experience Windows Admin.
How can i learn Linux. any books or just trail and error.?
What is the best OS to install.
"Best" is a relative term. All Linux systems perform the same ways, but differ in some aspects. It depends on two things: what you're trying to do, and what you LIKE. Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, Debian, and Mandriva are all good distros, among many. Pick one, or try them all.
And as far as how you can learn, you can go buy books, use Google, or ask questions. How did you learn Windows, since you are "a experience" admin?
I downloaded Fedora core 12 cd's and burned them but the disk are not working, the checksum is corrupt.
Any idea where to get good linux OS's.
You get them from whatever site you pick. Get Fedora from Fedora's site...openSUSE from the openSUSE site, etc. Google can point you to each one, and you can check distrowatch for others. Also, you asked about the checksum issue in another thread, and have already received a reply there. Might also want to provide details, instead of just saying "not working". Can't diagnose a problem with no information...
It compares the downloaded file (ISO file on your drive) to that of the source original. If there is variance or they are different the checksum will return a different set of integers. If the copied file is an exact copy from the original (no flaw) the checksum will return an exact set of integers or numbers.
Can i burn the image to the disc, if the rechecking doesn't error.
Yes, you may proceed to burn and use it after checksum assured that the copy contained NO ERROR. As "chrism01" said: burn as low as possible, and do not disturb the burner app while doing the work.
If the checksum is not equal to the original you should download it again. Torrent download is the safest way, so far to my experience, and bittorrent is the most reliable and simple software for this work.