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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.

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 02:35 PM by danrevell

-- 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. Much more sensible, and one might learn quite a bit during those hours that would be missed by simply invoking a wubi.exe.
Rather doubt much has changed since then, but after many hours of expensive therapy I am over that and ready to face Linux again. I am still absolutely convinced it is worth it in the long run. --- Dan
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    Kinda sorta like Wubi. Been about a year or so more since I used it.

    Use EXE installer to install Puppy Linux in Windows PC. This involves downloading an exe installer and then clicking on it (the usual way of installing programs in Windows). Find the version you like through the links below. Note that the current release is Slacko at version 5.7, Lucid Puppy is at version 5.28, and the default PAE ISO in Slacko enables access to installed RAM in machines with more than 4 GB.

    Worked real well on a Compaq CQ 51 when I used it. Save files I put in the C drive partition. In my own named folder.
    Posted 10-16-2017 at 01:24 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Well well, I see one of the Magnificent Seven is still condescending to intervene in the mundane affairs of old fools like me.... greetings and warm regards, rokytnji, I am pleased that you are still here and have graced my humble blog with your esteemed presence ! It has been awhile, but I remember your eloquence and wisdom and patient assistance...
    Overloaded myself with Python, Panda, and an assortment of game engines while I was high on Linux, and fell into shadow. To alleviate this quagmire, I bought a 33' sloop and am preparing to live on the hook, where internet may or may not be available depending on where I drop anchor.
    If I make it another 20 years or so, I will release an epic semi-MMORPG on the world... and I'm thinking Linux will be at its core. ----- Dan
    Posted 10-18-2017 at 02:41 PM by danrevell danrevell is offline


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