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Old 05-14-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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A newbie trying to discover Linux


I am trying to learn Linux as an alternative to Windows and I think the best way to learn it is by joining this group. I have never tried Linux before although I have been wishing many times in the past to try it. I have just downloaded the latest Ubuntu version and I still don't know how to install it. There are too many questions in my mind about how it will affect the settings in my PC if I make the change. I am very comfortable with Windows but that does not mean that I cannot be comfortable with Linux once I understand it. I believe this is the place to go when I have questions in learning Linux. Can somebody point me where to start? Thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard!

The best way to learn Linux is playing with it. You did well when you choose a well documented distro and with biggest community. If you has question I'll suggested the following links:

linuxquestions.org
linuxforums.org
ubuntuforums.org

Also before you install linux make sure you make a backup copy of your Windows partition. Most of the linux distribution recognize Windows and allow you to install it side by side without affecting Windows. The only thing is that you propably has to do is shrink your Windows partition, something that can be accomplish during the installation process.
To start insert the linux copy (cd) in the cdrom and restart your computer, your PC should start from the cd and just answer a few question, if that is not the case you have to tell your computer to boot from the cd.

Any questions or concern post them here ...
Once again welcome aboard.
 
  


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