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#1 isosoclese

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:44 PM

I want to try a newbie friendly distro (the test recommended opensuse) but I don't know how/where to get a live cd.
There was a link to buy a live cd, but I thought there were free options and i dont want to pay.
I've looked at the downloading help sectionon the site, but i got lost...

so...

--which live cd is best for someone with very little computer knowledge?
--where/how can I get it?
--and what about live usb?

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:22 PM

If you don't mind waiting 3 weeks for delivery stateside, Ubuntu will ship you a CD for free.
It requires 300mb of memory to work properly.
Good idea to use as a live CD to see if it recognizes your hardware, etc. before installing.
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

Ubuntu is probably the most used Linux distro and is considered user friendly. You can download
Ubuntu if you don't want to wait.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/creat...e-the-easy-way/
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 07:23 PM

openSUSE download page - The site is pretty straightforward. When you download the ISO image, make sure you burn it to a CD correctly. Don't simply drag-and-drop the image to the CD. Get some CD burning software and select Burn ISO image or something similar.

This site will help you install openSUSE on a flash drive

Edited by MadDawg, 28 June 2009 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:09 AM

openSUSE download page - The site is pretty straightforward. When you download the ISO image, make sure you burn it to a CD correctly. Don't simply drag-and-drop the image to the CD. Get some CD burning software and select Burn ISO image or something similar.

This site will help you install openSUSE on a flash drive

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:33 AM

Knoppix is great LiveCD. They started the concept of LiveCD

http://www.knoppix.net/get.php




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