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    bizzare_blue New Member

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    I am a regular Windows user and want to try my hands at Linux...Which Linux distro should I use? I have no prior knowledge of Linux....So suggest an easy-touse one. Also...it would be better if its free...
     
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    Post at wrong place dude.Post it in n Open Source.

    Hey welcome to Linux World.Same question I put on the forum before few days.I think it will help you.Here is the link.
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36717
    For u r information Linux is always free.
    Any query regarding LINUX , post in open source.There are all Linux Buddies always ready to help Newbies.
     
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    If you want a windows like linux then go for xandros. but i wont recommend that coz i believe every operating systems have their own look and feel,way of doing things etc.

    IMO go for Mandrake, SuSE, Redhat etc and finally to community based linux like ubuntu, debian etc
     
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    huh no onne suggested knoppix mem of all here is so bad
     
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    I suggest a livecd...Get a feel of it before plunging in...
     
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    I'd strongly suggest Fedora and/or ubuntu. Here are unofficial guides for them.
    http://ubuntuguide.org/
    http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_4_installation_notes.html

    Get Fedora Core 4 from even though FC5 test 3 is available as always start with a stable version,
    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/4/i386/iso/
    download these,
    FC4-i386-disc1.iso
    FC4-i386-disc2.iso
    FC4-i386-disc3.iso
    FC4-i386-disc4.iso
    You dont need the rescue cd's.

    Get ubuntu 5.10 breezy from here,
    http://mymirror.asiaosc.org/ubuntu-distro/5.10/
    ubuntu-5.10-install-i386.iso (It would be the fifth in the list.)
    Burn in a cd using any recording program and instert them at boot time.
     
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