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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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Uh-oh.... about that last....

Posted 10-03-2016 at 05:33 AM by danrevell
Updated 10-04-2016 at 09:27 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some of you more well-informed Linux gods/goddesses will intervene on my behalf here, and inform us that my data is outdated, or that the CLIs (or at least Winblows') stinks like dead meat, or SOMETHING, ANYTHING, I'm dyin' out here.
Do Apples and Winblows actually have usable, efficacious CLI's ?
And if so, can somebody remind me of ten reasons or more as to why we prefer Linux over those other two OS's ?
I feel such a dolt.
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    somebody remind me of ten reasons
    Money < Have you picked up a free computer with no operating system on it>
    Proprietary & UELAS
    Choice on software minus money
    Malware , Pawned, Owned.
    Hardware compatibility <current isos runs on older kits >
    Multi platform uses < Android, OLPC, and Chromebook >

    Just a few. I am sure there is lot's more.
    Posted 10-03-2016 at 09:34 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 10-03-2016 at 09:36 AM by rokytnji
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    And THAT, ladies and germs, is why ROKYTNJI is one of the Magnificent Six, and a personal hero/ role model of mine.
    Ummmm, ROK, feel free to elaborate on those fine points; mi blog es tu blog.
    Posted 10-03-2016 at 10:16 AM by danrevell danrevell is offline
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    was one laptop per child. Something Windows never even considered doing.

    A entry in Jeremys blog who is kind enough to keep LQ online and going strong all these years.

    You know. Linux forums are much better than Windows forums. I can say this comfy like as I am a moderator at a small community Windows/Mac forum. I think the only Windows forum that comes close to being as good as any linux forum lie LQ is
    Posted 10-03-2016 at 12:42 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Thanks, Roky !
    As the Internet and the Linux community illustrate so vividly, it is uncanny what can come of an unlicensed, unrestricted, autonomous pack of free-thinking pioneers loosely-organised behind a set of common goals.
    Posted 10-04-2016 at 08:56 AM by danrevell danrevell is offline


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