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    Installation for Linux with Windows!


    Hello, i have couple of question please:-

    1. is there kinds for Linux? like windows vista & 7!
    is the Distro; a way of saying kinds for Linux?
    What's the deference between them?

    2. i want to install full Linux OS as a Dual Boot, How?
    from where do i download the Linux!
    also is there a manual of how to install Linux with Windows?

    Thanks & Best REGARDS

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    is there kinds for Linux? like windows vista & 7!
    I read recently that there are over 1,000 different Linux distributions. There are definitlely hundreds. Most distributions have their own websites from which they can be downloaded. You can go to the distrowatch website and get all kinds of information about different distributions as well as links to their respective web sites.

    There are hundreds of tutorials on how to dual-boot Linux and windows, many of which have detailed step-by-step instructions. Just google dual boot Linux/windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
    2. i want to install full Linux OS as a Dual Boot, How?
    from where do i download the Linux!
    also is there a manual of how to install Linux with Windows?
    Hello and welcome aboard!

    Check the link in my signature for lots of good information on getting started with Linux.

    You can take a look at DistroWatch.com for a listing of the more popular distributions and they have download links for obtaining the distribution itself. Yes, Ubuntu is a popular distro for new Linux users.

    Check the following link for properly downloading and burning the ISO file to disk:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html

    Many distributions have handbooks for installing that can be read online, or they can be printed out and followed during the installation. Most distributions have menu driven installers that are fairly straight forward and easy to use.

    Linux gives users lots of choice. If you don't like choice, you might want to stick with a different operating system, but we hope you'll have fun with Linux!
    oz

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    thanks for your response,
    two more question please;

    1. i noticed in DistroWatch the Ubuntu is
    the most used! is it that good to get so
    many people to go to this kind of Linux?
    what does Ubuntu provide that other don't!

    2. Why is there so many kind on Linux kinds!
    isn't it enough to have ( let's say 10 ), &
    all engineers provide there knowledge to
    improve & advance these 10? why scatter
    there experience on thousands of Linux Kinds!

    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    ........... but we hope you'll have fun with Linux!
    i didn't even used Linux once in my life,
    & until know i have enjoyed just reading about it;
    like i have opened my eyes on whole new thing.

    Thanks & Best REGARDS

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    i noticed in DistroWatch the Ubuntu is
    the most used!
    I believe the reason Ubuntu is so popular is $ (money). The person who first started it is a multimilionaire who was able to finance what he chose to do and also had the money to pay developers and actually mail a CD to potential users at no cost. See the link below about jobs at Ubuntu:

    Working at Canonical | Canonical

    I think Ubuntu has become a pretty good distribution and is fairly easy to use.

    Why is there so many kind on Linux kinds!
    Because people are free to use and modify it. Linux is not some monolithic monopolistic organization like microsoft and no one regulates or limits what can be done and how it can be done.

    It's freedom of choice, us it if you want, use any version if you want.
    Last edited by yancek; 05-25-2011 at 11:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
    Why is there so many kind on Linux kinds!
    isn't it enough to have ( let's say 10 ),
    The same theory could also apply to automobiles, but people like different things so having more options available gives more people the opportunity to find something they like. Some people might not like having options and having to choose, but as stated earlier, there are other operating systems available for them.
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    thanks alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
    thanks for your response,
    two more question please;

    1. i noticed in DistroWatch the Ubuntu is
    the most used! is it that good to get so
    many people to go to this kind of Linux?
    what does Ubuntu provide that other don't!
    Ubuntu is made with ease of use in mind, the philosophy behind it is to create a linux distro that provides the user with as much software as possible while remaining easy to use. Of course, as mentioned, money is always a plus.
    I believe JoliOS (used to be called Jolicloud) actually has a no-nonsense installer package you can download, to install the OS from Windows (i.e: no burning CDs and no reboots) so you may want to check them out

    Quote Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
    2. Why is there so many kind on Linux kinds!
    isn't it enough to have ( let's say 10 ), &
    all engineers provide there knowledge to
    improve & advance these 10? why scatter
    there experience on thousands of Linux Kinds!
    See, the thing is, unlike Windows which is created by a single company, anyone can create a Linux (I think it takes around 3 hours to make a brand new, simple, Debian-like distro, actually, but don't quote me on that ) so people tend to say "This is awesome, but what I really want is an operating system that can do this thing this way" and since anyone can modify Linux to their heart's content, they just go ahead and create what they need. One way or another, everyone creates for everyone: maybe this month an openSUSE guy creates something, and next month an Ubuntu guy looks at it and thinks "Hey, we could use something like that!"

    Quote Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
    i didn't even used Linux once in my life,
    & until know i have enjoyed just reading about it;
    like i have opened my eyes on whole new thing.
    I'm glad you're getting into this, it is a whole new world, hopefully you'll be amazed!

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