January 5, 2015

How do I install Linux to replace my 32 bit Laptop installed with windows Vista

I have a 32 bit Toshiba satellite older model Laptop with a windows vista home premium and want to change over to Linux and don't know which Linux software to download or how to install it ?

The best way to start is to find a distribution that you think looks like you...

The best way to start is to find a distribution that you think looks like you'll enjoy ( I would try Mint or Zorin for a smaller learning curve) and then download their 32bit versions. Plenty if sites can tell you have to burn a bootable cd or USB stick version and then boot up the "live" version and try them out. This is a non-invasive way to see how they look and feel on your laptop (just remember they will run slower and all functions may not work in this mode). If you find one you really like, click on the install icon that is usually easy to find and take the defaults. This will format your drive, install a boot manager and before you know it, you'll be booting into a new Linux installation. Good luck and enjoy.

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The only way to know what Linux distribution to download is to first list the...

The only way to know what Linux distribution to download is to first list the jobs you want your Linux system to perform and test LiveCD versions of Linux distributions to discover which ones can do those jobs. Also look at how easy it is for you to operate the system its ability to run on low-end machines.

Here is a list of some the most popular Linux distributions for desktops:

Tops 5 Linux distros

I recommend you browse the list available Linux distributions and do a little digging for one(s) that relates to you.

Have fun :-)

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