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Old 03-11-04, 11:28 PM
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Easy Linux

Ever wanted to try linux but didn't want to buy it, or afraid it would mess up your hard drive? Well, go here:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1457025,00.asp

There are Linux versions out there that let you just pop a live CD in, boot your computer, and go. They give you a chance to use Linux without the headache of installing everything. If you're totally unfamiliar with Linux, these offerings are a great way to get a taste of Linux and use some Linux-based applications. If you decide you don't like Linux, just take the CD out, reboot your machine and you'll be back in Windows once more.
 
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Old 03-12-04, 04:27 AM
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I'd like to try it, but every site I try to get it from ask for membership and they want money.

So where does one go to download it and try for free, the real deal?
 
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tae is most likely talking about Knoppix. It's the best known linux distribution that runs entirely off of a CD. He's right, it can be a decent way to learn linux, but it is reasonably limited. Definitely a great way to start, though!

Chris

PS. The day it turns into "Easy Linux" is the day Microsoft makes a flavor...
 

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Old 03-12-04, 03:08 PM
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If anyone followed my link above, and went through the article, it lists each web site, which lists the download area, as well as instructions. it covers knoppix 3.3, feather linux, gnoppix, and mepis linux.

http://www.knoppix.com/

http://featherlinux.berlios.de/

http://www.gnoppix.org/

http://www.mepis.org/
 
 

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