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Discussion in 'Linux' started by PracticalJim, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. PracticalJim

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    Of "Linux" would be a great version to try? I have never used Linux but I see a lot about it everywhere on the internet. Is it close to being something we could all use? I do know about "Ubuntu" I have seen that one advertised a lot. Maybe that one would be good to try?

    Also how do I install it to go along with Windows and not have any problem, and remove it if I ever decided to?
     
  2. donetao

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    I have tried PCLinuxOS, and Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint, Arch. I liked all of them but I would say that Ubuntu seems more "windows" like and therefore would probably be much easier for an exclusive Windows user to get him/herself into. One thing that is nice about it the default protection of Linux as opposed to Windows, although some Linux malware is recently cropping up, the fact that it is open source means that the Linux community itself will usually have that fixed and dealt with in no time. So my recommendation for a first Distro is indeed Ubuntu.
     
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    I have heard that Mint is actually the most like Windows but I have only seen it once. Personally having used Ubuntu for a while I much prefer Pc Linux and I think it is the easiest
    one I have ever used. You can install any of them to another hard drive and the boot agent in Linux will dual boot Windows and whatever version of Linux you want. You should have a choice but I always liked Grub the best.
     
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    Ubuntu fan here. Ive got Ubuntu installed on my laptops. Its also the version with the most guides and tutorials on the web.
     
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    Hi Aus_Karlos. You seem to be new here. Thanks for your knowledge here on CHF.
    CHF is moving on up to the big times LOL. I know very little about Linux but I do have a DVD with Ubuntu and I'm going to try to learn more about it!.
     
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    Is it close to being something we could all use? Yes. I encourage you to do a search in your area for Linux User Groups, so you can have some "local help."

    Ubuntu is basically the most popular Distro have Linux, for everyday computer users. You'll hear about many different types of distributions, including Mint, Zorin, and others. If you're the guy others go to for help with their windows computer, then explore. Many of them, you can download to a flash drive, and run a "Live" version, meaning it will run off of your Flash Drive, without doing changes to your computer. If you don't like it, try another. If you're not sure, then I'd say start with Ubuntu, just because it has such a large following, and it's a good place to start.

    Linux handles all of that for you. It will "share" the bootup, so you can choose which way to boot; Windows won't share, so be careful if you need to re-install or upgrade windows, as you'll need to boot off a "Live version," to get your boot to see Linux again.

    Another option is to download Virtual Box. This will let you create a "virtual machine," and you can run that OS inside of windows, without dual booting. Great to experiment with!
     

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