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Where To Download Linux?


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#1 gazspeight

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:57 PM

:thumbsup: [color=#006600]I am just about to put a new Hard drive into this P.C and i am thinking of installing the Linux operating system.
Where do i obtain the disc or download from?
How do i install Linux onto a NEW Hard drive?
Does this have the similar e-mail program as outlook express or is this a seperate item?
Will my programs / hardware work on this operating system?
Any advice is most welcome before i decide to install.
Big thanks in advance.

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#2 acklan

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:18 AM

:thumbsup: [color=#006600]I am just about to put a new Hard drive into this P.C and i am thinking of installing the Linux operating system.

Have you thought about which flavor you want to try. There are literally hundreds of choices.

Where do i obtain the disc or download from?

DistroWatch.com

How do i install Linux onto a NEW Hard drive?

You will need to format the drive according to the version you want install. Most the the better known Liunx's install much like windows, in the respect that they will set the hard drive up for the installation.

Does this have the similar e-mail program as outlook express or is this a seperate item?

Yes. FireFox has Thunderbird which will handle most of your email needs. http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

Will my programs / hardware work on this operating system?

Most moden hardware is support with some exception. There are programs that will allow some windows programs to function inside of Linux, but not all windows program will work. Windows emulator

Any advice is most welcome before i decide to install.
Big thanks in advance.

Advice? have fun. Exploring Linuxcan be very much fun, but at the same time it can be a head ache. The good thing about it is at anytime you get tried of it you can just delete it.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

I, a 15 year old relative computer n00b, advise you to get ubuntu linux. I found it much easier to set up than windows.
They even ship the cd to you for free.
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 12:25 PM

In my personal opinion Ubuntu doesn't have much to offer. You get no experience being the root user, and it is just generally limited. I would reccomend trying Mepis, KNOPPIX, and possibly GNOPPIX. Those are all very nice live distros which can be installed and you can try them out before installing them too. I had my first experience with a older version of KNOPPIX and it was a great experience. Some time later I tried Ubuntu, and I found it way too simplified..
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 02:18 PM

another good place to download linux iso is from a torrent site called www.linuxtracker.org

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 02:41 AM

google damn small linux it's 49M,but run very well.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:27 AM

DSL Download page
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:33 AM

For use as a "Live Distro" I love DSL , (some people like Puppy Linux as well :thumbsup: ) it's perfect for basic surfing and email . it has Firefox browser and Sylpheed for mail ,doesn't touch the Hdd unless you want it to(saving prefs.). it's basicly a stripped down version of Knoppix , so it's pretty easy to get connected. it can be kinda "cantankerous" at times though :flowers: and takes alittle getting used to. but it will run on just about anything .When installed to disk it becomes "Debian" according to their website. There is also DSL-N a "bigger" version , it's only at 0.1rc3 but since it's got DSL heritage already, it's better than you'd think. uses "Seamonkey" ( the "new" Mozilla suite) instead of Firefox and Sylpheed.
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-n/
I'll be looking into that maybe when it matures alittle bit more (I will still want my Firefox). as it is, DSL does everything I want it to do now.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:28 PM

In my personal opinion Ubuntu doesn't have much to offer. You get no experience being the root user, and it is just generally limited. I would reccomend trying Mepis, KNOPPIX, and possibly GNOPPIX. Those are all very nice live distros which can be installed and you can try them out before installing them too. I had my first experience with a older version of KNOPPIX and it was a great experience. Some time later I tried Ubuntu, and I found it way too simplified..

IMO it doesnt limit the user experience, it protects the system from yourself.
With sudo you can still do everything a root can do and theres nothing wrong with simplifying :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:43 PM

Details help. What is in your box? What would you like to do with it? What do you mostly do with your computer now? You could always take the linux test.


and just for the record...

WINE
Is
Not an
Emulator

If anything, it's more like a translator...but not really.

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.

and

Myth 1: "Wine is slow because it is an emulator"
Some people mean by that that Wine must emulate each processor instruction of the Windows application. This is plain wrong. As Wine's name says: "Wine Is Not an Emulator": Wine does not emulate the Intel x86 processor. It will thus not be as slow as Wabi which, since it is not running on a x86 Intel processor, also has to emulate the processor. Windows applications that do not make system calls will run just as fast as on Windows (no more no less).


Of course...emulator is much easier to say to someone who wouldn't know the difference anyway.
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:12 AM

http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:47 PM

I just finished downloading Underground Linux, here's the link: http://underground.geekcode.info/portal/posts/view/download. I downloaded the torrent and I'm seeding it right now, I haven't actually tried it yet, but I will be as soon as I get the disk burnt..
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:50 PM

I went to the download page for damn small linux, given in a previous post
ftp://ftp.oss.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/dis...ions/damnsmall/

i went to a mirror and go this, however, theres about 100 different .iso files, text files, and zip files

what am i supposed to download, and id like to run this off of USB, btw

please help, theres soo many files




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