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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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Finale, synopsis, open-ended prep for sequel.

Posted 09-06-2016 at 11:07 AM by danrevell
Updated 09-09-2016 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/.
<Use the wubi that WORKS, suffixed "12.04.1" >
One responder suggested doing a web search for "wubiuefi" (up-to-date wubis for recent versions), but that's another quest.

No: Most versions of Linux, especially current,supported versions, apparently do not have a wubi.exe or one-click installer that actually works or can be located easily.
In this regard, if you're feeling froggy, you can have (perhaps) any version you like. The process is:
1) download an absurd standard, the "ISO file", for the version you want.
2) "burn" the ISO file to disk or USB (gotta use another program for this, you
can't just copy the file onto the chosen medium -- try
https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home for a CD, or
unetbootin for a USB stick, from https://unetbootin.github.io/)...
3) with the "LiveCD" or USB stick in, reboot, and (allegedly) you get an
"install" menu.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
THE MAGNIFICENT SIX:
Pay strict attention if you are lucky enough to get a response from one of these Linux gods/goddesses. While the majority of responders to my plaintive cries here at LQ were at least trying to help, the members comprising THIS group are absolutely awesome. In order of appearance on my thread, they are:
>>>...ardvark71..........michaelk..........NessieH..........John VV..........yancek...<<<
Honorable mention goes to:
rokytnji jpollard Ztooracat Chuck34207 and Habitual.
Wish I had had more time to interact with the HM's, but their contributions are appreciated anyway.
LQ is the primo lighthouse in the vast dark sea of Linuxlessness; kudos to the crew for the excellent job here! --- DAN
[ end QUOTE ]
That's a wrap, for now. I will continue to post new info, and hope that those of you who can communicate in English effectively will do the same. This will STAY a very short blog, because I will pare, edit, and censure mercilessly. We are compelled to spend waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time in the pursuit of efficacy in this arena, and I intend to present an alternative; a short, straightforward set of answers to a simple yet ongoing dilemna...
HOW DO I GET LINUX ON MY MACHINE ??!??!?!!
---------- DAN
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    Finale, synopsis, open-ended prep for sequel.
    Posted 09-06-16 at 12:07 PM by danrevell
    Updated 09-09-16 at 03:17 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/.
    <Use the wubi that WORKS, suffixed "12.04.1" >
    One responder suggested doing a web search for "wubiuefi" (up-to-date wubis for recent versions), but that's another quest.

    No: Most versions of Linux, especially current,supported versions, apparently do not have a wubi.exe or one-click installer that actually works or can be located easily.
    In this regard, if you're feeling froggy, you can have (perhaps) any version you like. The process is:
    1) download an absurd standard, the "ISO file", for the version you want.
    2) "burn" the ISO file to disk or USB (gotta use another program for this, you
    can't just copy the file onto the chosen medium -- try
    https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home for a CD, or
    unetbootin for a USB stick, from https://unetbootin.github.io/)...
    3) with the "LiveCD" or USB stick in, reboot, and (allegedly) you get an
    "install" menu.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    THE MAGNIFICENT SIX:
    Pay strict attention if you are lucky enough to get a response from one of these Linux gods/goddesses. While the majority of responders to my plaintive cries here at LQ were at least trying to help, the members comprising THIS group are absolutely awesome. In order of appearance on my thread, they are:
    >>>...ardvark71..........michaelk..........NessieH..........John VV..........yancek...<<<
    Honorable mention goes to:
    rokytnji jpollard Ztooracat Chuck34207 and Habitual.
    Wish I had had more time to interact with the HM's, but their contributions are appreciated anyway.
    LQ is the primo lighthouse in the vast dark sea of Linuxlessness; kudos to the crew for the excellent job here! --- DAN
    [ end QUOTE ]
    That's a wrap, for now. I will continue to post new info, and hope that those of you who can communicate in English effectively will do the same. This will STAY a very short blog, because I will pare, edit, and censure mercilessly. We are compelled to spend waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time in the pursuit of efficacy in this arena, and I intend to present an alternative; a short, straightforward set of answers to a simple yet ongoing dilemna...
    HOW DO I GET LINUX ON MY MACHINE ??!??!?!!
    ---------- DAN
    Posted in Uncategorized
    Views 134 Comments 0 Edit Blog Entry
    Posted 10-13-2016 at 03:16 PM by danrevell danrevell is offline
 

  



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