March 14, 2013

Where to download linux?

I dont know where can i download it, I go to directory --> download linux-> desktop and I get a list of programs, dont know what to choose.

I think Logical was referring to the menu bar across the top of this page:...

I think Logical was referring to the menu bar across the top of this page: Home | News | Linux Community | Learn Linux | Directory | Jobs

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You can always go to distrowatch linux. If you have a older system use some...

You can always go to distrowatch linux. If you have a older system use some thing like xubuntu. I personaly use linuxmint.

Cevin

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Don't know what/where this mysterious directory is so will disregard....

Don't know what/where this mysterious directory is so will disregard.

First a terminology lesson:
Linux == kernel- an interface between hardware and software
MSwindows has kernel as well
also
Linux == umbrella term for operating systems (distro's) built around
linux kernel

Linux Distro == operating system built around linux kernel

As for which distro to choose, you need to know/decide on a few things first:
1) You need to know your hardware especially if you have a 32 or 64 bit processor. 32bit distros can run on 64bit hardware but not vice versa.

2) What type of distro do you want/need
If you are a windows refugee or just new to linux you probably want a full-featured main stream distro.

3) What type of Desktop Environment to you want
The name of the game in linux is choice and there are several DEs for you to choose from

You can go to distrowatch.com and use their search function to get started though I would spend some time doing a little research first
Most of the big distros have liveCDs/liveDVDs so you can try them out without having to install them first.

Also, Distro iso's (file you want to download) generally have info in file name
i386,...,1686 designate 32bit OSs
x86_64 in name means 64 bit
If you see G or gnome or KDE or XFCE ... in file name these are Desktop environments

have fun
harv

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Very silly question ! What do u mean by "go to directory --> download linux->...

Very silly question ! What do u mean by "go to directory --> download linux-> desktop"..... what kind of flavor of Linux u want to use!! however whatever ur choice, go to related website and download from there. Of course it depends on u if u want to use free / with cost.

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