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Old 08-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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help me to test linux

I'm interested in linux but i can't choose for it. anyboy help me for it.
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I recommend starting with ubuntu. You can go to: and download the ubuntu 13.04 iso file, and install it by making a live usb or just burn the image to a dvd. It is explained here: how to create a bootable usb in a windows system. If you make a dvd, you need to put the dvd in the computer on which you want to install unbuntu, restart the computer and immediately go to BIOS menu (different computers have different ways of doing this), and choose to boot from dvd drive. If you make a usb, then do the same except start the computer with the usb mounted, go to BIOS menu during start-up, and choose to boot from usb drive. From here you should be able to follow the prompts throuhg the whole installation and should be self-explanitory. Let me know what happens.
Old 08-27-2013, 03:30 AM   #3
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better start with distros like ubuntu or linux mint (I would recommend linux mint).
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Personally I would recommend Linux Mint as well. Ubuntu has (IMHO) become rather bloated lately. My eyes hurt each time I see its unity UI. You could still try XUbuntu.
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how about trying Mageia
Old 08-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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There's no substitute for trying different distros for yourself, instead of relying on other peoples' opinions.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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Try making some Live CDs of distros you are considering, then booting to them and deciding which one feels best to you. You can find a number of distros through the LQ Get Linux page.

I would tend to recommend Mint or Mageia myself.

Whatever you pick, stick with it for a few months, so that, if you want to try something else, you will have had some time to get used to using Linux.

Linux is not difficult, but it is different. Be ready for it to be different.
Old 08-30-2013, 12:37 AM   #9
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Linux Mint is perfect to start.
In addition, i suggest to study:
Old 08-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #10
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Go with Slackware baby...Just kidding

If you're really new to linux try PClinuxOS. like Mint, it's simple to install and includes free and non-free codecs and drivers already pre-installed.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:35 AM   #11
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I always recommend Mepis to new users. It's a very good distro and gives you an idea of how stable Linux can be compared to Windows.
I mention this because i think The often recommended Ubuntu and Mint often fail in demonstrating this quality and give a poor image to Linux; or at least, that's my experience.


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