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Hi, thanks for dropping in ! If you're having the devil of a time finding the right downloadable distro, installer, iso-decrypter, and transmogrifiers to simply install some version of Linux on your machine, this is probably the place for you, especially if we're talking an older machine already infected with Winblows, or maybe you want the dual-boot option.

MISSION STATEMENT:
To save newbies and past users from the stress and strain of finding and installing the right Linux distribution(s) and install procedure(s) for their machine, especially older machines.


Linux LQ is a wonderful enterprise, a lighthouse in the evil darkness of a fallen Microsux world, and I found many of the people there to be absolutely awesome in terms of their knowledge, skills, and willingness to help. However, it has matured to the point that it is mostly Greek, addressing subjects in Greek, that will only intimidate and discourage a newcomer or acolyte, who will sometimes feel in over their heads even in the "Newbies" forum.
This blog is for those people.
Posts entailing cryptic console commands, inscrutable acronyms, in-depth analyses and/or references to nebulous high-level aspects of Linux will be relegated to the forums for more experienced users. This will probably remain the smallest blog on LQ, and deliberately so, as I will pare and prune mercilessly. The objective here is to present a concise, focused outline of the (current) basic initial approach to getting Linux onboard, and I will attempt to keep it that way.
Linux, in some form and version, is THE operating system. Let us help you get onboard in short order.
----------------- DAN
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Been a long time, been a long time, been a --

Posted 10-10-2017 at 03:35 PM by danrevell (Linux 001)

-- lonely, lonely, lonely long tiiiiieeeeeeme. (name that tune)
Hello again, fellow Linux noobs.
Last I was here, there was a wubi (windows installer exe-file) for an old version or two of Linux... easy enough for Gramma....
but the thoroughly-modern much-more-sensible approach seemed to be to download several pieces of software that allow one to burn an ISO file to disc or USB, transfer that ISO file to the harddrive, and transform it into an onboard operating system....
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rechronoticized by drr

Posted 11-03-2016 at 09:17 PM by danrevell (Linux 001)

Finale, synopsis, open-ended prep for sequel.
Posted 09-06-16 at 11:07 AM by danrevell
Updated 09-09-16 at 02:17 AM by danrevell (shorten, reword)
The ANSWER is "yes", and "no".

Yes:[/B] Ubuntu 12.04.1, a free, full-blown version released August of 2012 was downloaded and installed to my old Pentium D 3Gig with 1 Gig of RAM, bing zip zam, by the wubi at the bottom of the page at
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04.1/.
...
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what the--??!?-- blog vs forum

Posted 10-04-2016 at 10:22 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)
Updated 11-03-2016 at 09:14 PM by danrevell (addendum)

Just discovered lately that there is quite a bit more action on this blog than I thought... for the benefit of those readers who may be as drain-bamaged as myself, I submit these mystifying aspects of LQ blogs, for which I can offer no explanation.
1) Posts are in reverse chronological order. If you want to follow the line of conversation you have to start at the end and read the posts backwards, toward the top, unlike the forums, where the natural flow and chronological order is more-or-less...
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Uh-oh.... about that last....

Posted 10-03-2016 at 06:33 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)
Updated 10-04-2016 at 10:27 AM by danrevell

Upon review of a few sites, I conclude that I must be an uninformed idiot of some sort.
It appears that Winblows and Apple both still have CLIs, the syntax and language of which approximate Linux.... did EVERYTHING come from Unix?
I am hoping that some of you more well-informed Linux gods/goddesses will intervene on my behalf here, and inform us that my data is outdated, or that the CLIs (or at least Winblows') stinks like dead meat, or SOMETHING, ANYTHING, I'm dyin' out here....
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Another wrap, another beginning...

Posted 10-03-2016 at 06:21 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)

Well, well, well.... my, my, my.
It seems I have blundered into the modern world, only to find my outdated education and personal perspectives to be more deleterious than helpful in getting a handle on the current circus.
Let's move the initial premise to the back burner... yes, it is still a time-saver and headache-averter, to find a "wubi.exe" (or even almost-as-easy approach) to install Linux. But that is apparently just one way, albeit a good one, to slow the approach...
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