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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

Visitors but no comments... (??)

Posted 09-28-2016 at 07:58 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)

Strange... most blogs are rife with clueless flamers, high-schoolers trying to sound like professors, actual professors droning on and on (off-topic), and even an occasional contribution of merit. I see that we have had several visitors here but no one leaving comments, contributions, or even off-topic drift. Hmmmmmmm.....
The first reason that springs to my paranoid mind is that which almost deterred me from starting this in the first place: a blog is worse than a waste of time when it...
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Finale, synopsis, open-ended prep for sequel.

Posted 09-06-2016 at 11:07 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)
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
<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),...
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If you have already succeeded...

Posted 09-02-2016 at 10:06 PM by danrevell (Linux 001)

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...
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Hello, and welcome !

Posted 09-02-2016 at 04:54 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)
Updated 10-13-2016 at 11:48 AM by danrevell

Why am I here, and who's responsible for this mess?
this post's B/J (Buzzwords and Jargon) :
"distro" -- distribution; a new or different release of some Linux OS.
"OS" ------ Operating System, the foundational code (usually pre-installed) that runs your
machine's hardware AND software. Ex: Winblows, MacOS, Linux....
"RAM" ------ Random Access Memory, separate from your hard drive's "memory"; much less storage...
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