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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.
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If you have already succeeded...

Posted 09-02-2016 at 10:06 PM by danrevell

Getting a bit ahead of myself here, but thought it quite relevant....SKIP THIS this unless you have already succeeded in slaying the AntiLinux Dragon and feel advanced enough to digest some info on the just-released LQ Winners-Choice Awards -------- (entry on LinuxNews forum, 1 page from HOME)

Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint (26.76%)
Server Distribution of the Year - Debian (28.22%)
Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (56.65%)
Database of the Year - MariaDB (45.49%)
NoSQL Database of the Year - MongoDB (50.00%)
Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (90.44%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (55.39%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (31.19%)
Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (23.98%)
Virtualization/Container Product of the Year - VirtualBox (51.63%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (27.43%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (66.16%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (25.90%)
Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (28.89%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios Core (30.60%)
IDE of the Year - Eclipse (19.07%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (31.63%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (26.15%)
Open Source Game of the Year - 0 A.D. (16.35%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (23.98%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (50.75%)
Configuration Management Tool of the Year - Puppet (31.48%)
Open Source Web Framework of the Year - Django (29.17%)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year - Konsole (19.81%)
Privacy Solution of the Year - Adblock Plus (20.52%)
Open Source Cloud Solution of the Year - ownCloud (75.00%)
Audio Authoring Application of the Year - Audacity (86.11%)
Video Authoring Application of the Year - KDEnlive (30.63%)
Shell of the Year - bash (79.89%)
Email Client of the Year - Thunderbird (64.37%)
IRC Client of the Year - XChat (26.80%)
Package Manager of the Year - dpkg (36.53%)
Linux Filesystem of the Year - ext4 (72.25%)
Open Source Single Board Computer of the Year - Arduino (43.64%)
Linux Desktop/Laptop Vendor of the Year - System76 (51.95%)
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    Here is a dot of light from one of the Magnificent Six. It might even WORK, for you... if so, please post your experience here at LINUX 001.

    Never having used wubi before and curious about this, I went to the Ubuntu site at the link below for release 12.04 as that is the last version I was aware of fully supporting wubi. At the bottom of the page, you will see 6 different wubi files. Tried a couple that failed, couldn't find the image file message. The one that worked was "wubi-12.04.1" which I downloaded and ran and it successfully installed Ubuntu on the windows partition. Total time for the entire process including downloading wubi was less than 30 minutes.

    If you use wubi, I would suggest using the older 12.04 as it is a little lighter. The 14.04 has a wubi.exe but 16.04 does not and those are the only two versions besides 12.04 currently supported.

    I'm not sure the process will be that simple for Lubuntu but apparently you can use it also.
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    Posted 09-02-2016 at 10:10 PM by danrevell danrevell is offline


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