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Getting started with Linux

February 7, 2010 2 comments

You are here because there is something triggered in to your head or you come to know the world is revolving around Linux it’s there in every bit s and bytes of our life. Most probably you are shifting from windows environment or trying to give Linux a shot for experimentation as everyone is talking about it. Below are mentioned two ways you can install Linux on your windows machine as listed hereunder:-

1- as Virtual Machine

Software Required;
— Virtual Box
Download the .exe for Windows OS
— Any Linux distribution like (Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Suse or others)

I’ll prefer you to get your hands on Ubuntu OS if that is the first experience for you to work with Linux.
You can collect the *iso file from download section available in both 32bits and 64bits versions.

You can request the CD/DVD from Ubuntu portal.

Create a Virtual Machine: Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

Visit the following video to have a better idea how to proceed.

2- as Dual Boot

Ubuntu makes the life easier then ever before you just have to explore the CD/DVD and look for wubi.exe and doubple click it and fill the required fields like in which directory you want to install the Ubuntu and username etc. Mind you this wubi thingi only worked with Desktop versions.

Versions:

  • Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
  • Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS (Hardy Heron)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
  • Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

The best guide for learning Ubuntu is book written by Keir Thomas titled “Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference” and available freely for any new Linux lover you can download from the following website

Have fun and love rocking and digging Linux OS.

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