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Offline lammy1961

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I'm a Linux Newbie.
« on: April 17, 2010, 01:45:36 am »
Great site, I'm brand new to Linux but I would like to install it on my PC....Next question...Where do I obtain a Linux O/S for a 32 bit PC...
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Re: I'm a Linux Newbie.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 02:10:00 am »
http://ubuntu.com is a good place to start :)

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Re: I'm a Linux Newbie.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 02:58:38 am »
In my opinion you will find Linux Mint 8 (Helena) Main edition easier to set up and easier to adjust to.

which Linux distro is a personal choice, but as you are probably coming from Windows and will want the media codecs etc. already installed, Mint is an easier distro to set up.

Linux Mint is basically Ubuntu with a more familiar desktop layout for Windows users, and with a few extra things already pre-installed.

You can download it from here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Then just use any burning app to burn the .ISO image to CD or DVD, if you are unsure how to do this, just ask.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2010, 03:02:20 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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