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How to put new LINUX OS ?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by bikashjit, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. bikashjit

    bikashjit Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2012
    Im using win. xp and I bored with xp,
    I dont know much of OS removing, installing.
    So please help me out.
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Ubuntu is a very popular starting point for those new to Linux operating systems http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu The 12.04 version has 5 years support and is very stable, the 12.10 version is a bit newer & still has one or two hiccups for some users.

    This is a very useful guide to get you started http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

    Post back in this thread when you've got additional questions.
    Ubuntu needs the following spec to work well:

    • 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
    • 512 MiB RAM (system memory)
    • 5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
    • VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
    • Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
    From: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements

    If your machine has lower specs, there are lighter __buntus or alternative Linux versions - just ask here.

    Hope this helps.

  3. arochester


    Jan 17, 2007
  4. Simba7


    Feb 7, 2013
    Also, and I can't stress this enough, Linux is *NOT* Windows. It will not operate the same and certain commands can wipe out your entire system.

    I would suggest a Live distro. You can do this with Ubuntu.
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