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Old 09-13-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Where can I download Linux?

i would like to download linux but i dont know
sorry for mi bad speeling
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:26 AM   #3
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you don't know what? where to download a distribution from?

try this
Old 09-14-2006, 09:04 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ jujudtr.

The first step is to chose a distro. I recommend Ubuntu for a newbie, it is quite user friendly. Then go to either, or The Ubuntu Website, and download it.

Burn the ISO to a CD (Make sure that you burn the CD correctly - there should be an option in your burning program to "Burn ISO Image". You should see a list of directories and files on the CD).

Put the CD in, and reboot your machine. The Ubuntu CD is also a live CD, so after a while you should get a useable system running off the CD without touching your Windows installation. If you want to install it, there is a shortcut on the desktop to install Ubuntu.

I hope this helps
Old 09-15-2006, 02:17 AM   #5
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at the first, try visit or download ubuntu, suse, kubuntu, mandrivu, actually u can start with slackware or others distros but if i were u i would buy a few books abot it ....
Old 09-15-2006, 08:02 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by pckeeper
at the first, try visit or download ubuntu, suse, kubuntu, mandrivu, actually u can start with slackware or others distros but if i were u i would buy a few books abot it ....
If you have no experience with linux, I recommend Ubuntu. If you don't like that, go ahead and check out the others (SUSE and Mandriva are good n00b distros aswell, Slackware may be a bit to hard for you just yet)
Old 09-15-2006, 08:55 PM   #7
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Apart from LQ ISO, the most comprehensive collection of distros is probably distrowatch
Old 09-16-2006, 01:30 AM   #8
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Try Fedora Core. Get Core 5 though, as it's the latesst version out. I started out at FC5 and am progressing pretty well. It seems to be user friendly, yet it forces you to learn and solve not too difficult problems. It's the way to go if you're looking on becoming really good at Linux (which I'd like to be someday). Oh, and it's supported by Red Hat Linux.
Old 09-16-2006, 06:52 AM   #9
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I've tried most of the so-called user-friendly distros and, on the whole, they are not. The Ubuntu linuxes are the current favourites but in my experience and on the basis of posts I've seen in various forums you will have a lot of trouble with them.

I've got the two most friendly and practical ones I've found so far installed and, of them, I'd suggest PCLinuxOS.

Have a good look over DistroWatch. You are about to discover information overload on a grand scale.

Two aids which are not completely frivolous:
Old 09-16-2006, 08:04 PM   #10
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Go to and explore the top 100 Linux's.
You will find links to download what ever interests you.
Here you will find the latest news on what's happening in the Linux World.
If you have an old Computer give Puppy LInux or Damn Small Linux ago.
A Good 1 CD Linux to try on a new computer is Simply Mepis or Unbuntu.
All of these Linux's run Live so you can try them without changing your Hard Drive and if you like any of them, they can be installed as well.
One last thing is when trying out a Linux Distro always turn on your Printer, Scanner etc before booting your computer because it will allow Linux to probe for them during boot-up making it easier for you to find out what hardware works with Linux and what doesn't.


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