Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
First time User

Hi everyone,

I'm very interested in setting up a linux system. I already have a computer setup using Windows Xp, but I was thinking about running a dual boot.

What Linux software do I need? How can I download a shell appropriate for my hardware?

here's my setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo x6700
2 GB ddr2
MSI 975x Powered up edition
Old 01-06-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
I downloaded Red Hat Linux and dual booted Linux with windows.
You can check "Linux Screenshots" on this web site to see which Linux distribution you like.

I am new to Linux also and trying to understand it.

Data Sheet
Old 01-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Wellington, NZ
Distribution: mainly slackware
Posts: 1,291

Rep: Reputation: 52
I would advise trying Ubuntu as it is very new user friendly


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time Linux user, soon to be last time.. rrc124 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 33 05-17-2006 10:46 PM
First time user... rspielma Member Intro 2 01-24-2006 12:16 PM
First time user.... Frunple Linux - General 3 01-02-2005 04:52 PM
Can two user use X at the same time G_Slackw Linux - Software 2 08-21-2004 11:03 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration