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Hello: I'm a newbie to Linux. I want to install Linux on my Windows XP laptop. I did an internet search to find the download. I found downloads for Linux, ...
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    Installing Linux on Windows XP


    Hello:

    I'm a newbie to Linux. I want to install Linux on my Windows XP laptop.

    I did an internet search to find the download. I found downloads for Linux, Red Hat, Fedora. What is the difference among these?

    Where can I go and grab a copy of Linux?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Redhat and Fedora are different distributions of Linux. There is not a single version of Linux. There are many different varieties suited for different purposes. If you were to choose one of those for your laptop I would recommend Fedora but Ubuntu would also be a good choice. These are two distributions that are very friendly to new Linux users. Check out distrowatch.com for more information. Also try this thread:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...e-posting.html

    The easiest way to get a copy of one of these distributions is to go to the Download section and grab the ISO images and burn them to cd's. You can then use those cd's to install it on your system.

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    http://distrowatch.com/

    go there, it will tell you about ALL the stuff. The link on the top called "major distributions" is a good place to start.
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    Thank you for the reply.

    I'm taking an Oracle class right now and we are using Red Hat in class.


    So, I'm not quite sure which version of Linux I should use.

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    Fedora Core is supported by Red Hat. its like a testing version of RedHat. as Thrillhouse already suggested Ubuntu and Fedora, you can go for Fedora Core.




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    Thank you for the reply. I'll be looking into it.

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    The "Which Distro?" question is covered in the thread Thrillhouse posted. Welcome to the forums.
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