December 12, 2014

How do I know which Linux OS is right for me?

My girlfriend gave me her laptop to fix, the Windows 7 operating system crashed.
I got no help from Microsoft other than them trying to sell me a new operating system.
How do I get started with the switch?
Right now the laptop that will not start is stuck at the system recovery tool with no way to be recovered.

You need to get an install disk. You can get a compressed program, called an...

You need to get an install disk. You can get a compressed program, called an ISO , on another computer. Ubuntu is suitable for beginners and you can get it here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download

You need to
EITHER "burn" the iso. This is a special operation to create a Linux bootable disk. Look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
OR install from a USB stick. Look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

When you have a disk or a USB stick you need to change the boot order/BIOS so the laptop will start from the disk/stick first, before the Hard Drive.

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