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I am looking to install Linux on an old machine because I want to see how it runs and looks. I am looking for some simple directions on how to install it and get it up and running. Where can I go to get some clear and simple advice to follow so I can try it and what version of Linux should I use?

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Any one will do. I would try a Live CD because it can run on a CD without touching your hard disk. Try a few of them and then decide. You can install just one or all of them.
 
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Live CDs are listed and can be downloaded through The LiveCD List (sponsored by Frozentech) at http://www.livecdlist.com/

One of the biggest things which will decide which issue is - how much RAM do you have?

There are a few quizzes about which claim to help you decide which distribution. Perhaps the most widely used is Linux Distribution Chooser at http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
 
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I dropped an Ubuntu Live CD into my Dell laptop a couple of weeks ago (came in the back of an Ubuntu book). In under ten mins. I was up and running, surfing the web and exploring my first Linux OS. Very cool.
 
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