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Old 08-21-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Downloading Linux?

Hey, im currently running Ubuntu, and have been for a while, but i want to switch to Linux.

Where can i download it, and does it have a live CD?

Thans in advance
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Ubuntu is a Distro of Linux, Linux would refer to the kernel... I am fairly sure you don't want to download and install a base kernel... if indeed that'd actually even work... I guess it would but it wouldn't do anything!
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The purists like to say the we should say Gnu/Linux, but it is quite common to call the whole system Linux. In this context, Ubuntu IS Linux--it is just one of the hundreds of versions (distributions).

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I thought there was an actual Linux OS

Oh well.
Old 08-21-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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The term distribution as applied to linux:


As stated above, Ubuntu is one distribution (aka version or "flavor") of a linux OS, an operating system which makes use of the linux kernel. Distributions make use of the many applications developed by the people of the GNU Project. We all appreciate their contributions.

Ubuntu is a fine linux distribution. You are already using "linux", now it is simply a mater of tweaking it by installing the software you like (using "add/remove" or synaptic) and configuring those applications to your liking.

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Old 08-21-2008, 11:10 PM   #6
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It just means you have more choices than with other os's

Lately I have tried slax, google that and download it to your flash drive or cdrom to try it out.

Simply but works, does not write to your HD, unless you instigate the process.

knoppix is another, mandriva one, mepis,

Full installs, Mandriva, debian, ubuntoo, slax, etc, etc.

Try one and see, you may pick one up with a linux magazine.

Cheers, Glenn
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Originally Posted by YouSmeg118 View Post


I thought there was an actual Linux OS

Oh well.
This is a joke, right? This thread exists just to see who'll rise to the bait. Right?
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This is a joke, right? This thread exists just to see who'll rise to the bait. Right?

Clearly with exclamations such as "Ooh Right!!"....that give it away right off the bat!
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use Dynebolic, it's pretty cool
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Or Slackware, even fact arctic.


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