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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:27 AM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:45 AM
First you should either make your own live DVD or purchase one.
The reason for first using a LIVE DVD is to find out if your computer and you are compatible with Linux.
Review the info in link below and if you have any questions...please ask.
GUI (graphical user interface) is what you see on your screen to interact with your computer's software
whether it is a program's GUI or your OS using icons, menus, links, etc.
Most Linux distros have the option to run them as Live...not installed.
They use only your RAM and will not write to your hdd. They will run slower as live, especially the DVD.
You can also install a Live distro on a Flash Drive which will boot much faster.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:19 PM
There are lots of Live Linux distributions out there.
What CPU, how much RAM, and hard drive space may determine which one to use.
You can download most of them using direct ftp, or you can use bit torrent software.
May I suggest the following:
Wary Puppy for older hardware and limited resources. My have issues with some video drivers for onboard video.
Knoppix for good general purpose. Up to date with Version 7. Good hardware detection, but limited partition configuration on install.
xUbuntu for custom install. Version 12.04 is long term supported, with ongoing developement. Allows custom partitioning during install to allow /home on separate partition.
By no means it this the definitive list. I encourage you to look around. Download and burn the different CD's and see which one you like.
When you are ready, then the CD will have an option to install the complete package on your hard drive.
Edited by Naught McNoone, 02 April 2013 - 12:20 PM.
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