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Old 02-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Newbie wanting to get started


My name is Ebintus and this is my very first post after lurking for a number of years. I want to get started using Linux, where should I start
 
Old 02-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

I must admit - you've been lurking for quite a while.

Download a linux distro (have a look at the distrowatch.com website) and start using it. What kind of distro are you looking for?

Take the following linux chooser quizzes and you'll get an idea which distro to download:
http://www.linux-chooser.com/

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php?lang=en

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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Welcome to Linux, and welcome to LQ.

It is not a tough way once you know how to start.

I would recommend that you begin with Ubuntu or Mint before you go any further.
To find news about the Distro, try http://www.distrowatch.com.

I see that you are using Mac, it is not that hard for you since you are used to them.
Mac and Linux are pretty similar in many ways, therefore it is easy for you to adapt.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Almost all of the top 30 or so at distrowatch.com have a live cd/dvd. It may be the best way to start. Many are live even if they don't say it.

You make (or order) a disk and boot to it. Then have fun. When you find what you like you may wish to try a virtual machine or dual boot install.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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Or if you wanna save some money, you can buy CD-RW(s).
Download the ISO images, and burn it. If you are not satisfied, you can erase it.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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Go to http://iso.linuxquestions.org/. Read the information at the two links related to ISOs. Then download a bunch of distros and start trying them. Never mind asking which is good/better/best; they're all perfect for someone. Just try until you find one you like. Use a computer that has no valuable data on it.

--- rod.
 
Old 03-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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Thank you to theNbomr, THK, jefro, sycamorex for pointing me in the right direction. I will let you know of my progess
 
Old 03-08-2012, 11:39 PM   #8
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Your welcome, and have a nice day with your progress
 
  


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