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Help choosing kind of linux

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by heylookbjsgay, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. heylookbjsgay

    heylookbjsgay Thread Starter

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    I want to dual boot linux on my laptop I have now.
    It has Vista Home Premium.
    But Im scared I will somehow mess up my computer, which I always end up doing, lol.
    I'm not so sure how to go about this, though.

    I want to know the best linux version for me but I'm not so sure...

    :(
     
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  3. heylookbjsgay

    heylookbjsgay Thread Starter

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    Erg, I'm scared I'll mess something up lol.


    I do have a question about that though, that method: If I do end up doing that dual boot is there anyway to reverse it?
     
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    Use Wubi to install Ubuntu as a Windows application. You will get the dual boot experience w/o the need for partitioning. You can remove Wubi/Ubuntu as easily as any other Windows application if you decide you don't like Ubuntu or want to partition and install it "right."
     
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    Just image your harddrive first, that way, you can always go back and start fresh if you need to.
     
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    As a friend of mine used to say, "No guts; no ham sandwich." I took the GNU/Linux plunge over two years ago after my fourth catastrophic patch-induced Windows failure. I've never looked back.
     
  7. SilentTim

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    I would recommend Ubuntu. It comes on one Live CD and will do most of your partitioning for you.

    The question is really what you want from your Linux experience. If its just a general taster, then Ubuntu or Fedora are the best bets I would say. If you want to get into Linux tinkering or want to go whole hog on the free software route, then there are others available, but as a starting point they can be a bit involved.
     
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