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LINUX DOWNLOADING (new thread w00t)

By bighead(kor) ยท 12 replies
Feb 9, 2007
  1. soooo guys, can u tell me how to download linux and about the XGl linux and the sabayon linux.... WTF are these, is there only 1 type of linux and all of these are skins and stuff....

    ANd plus, i have windows, how do i get rid of it and get linux???
  2. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) TS Rookie Topic Starter

    PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ post on my forum !!!!!!!!!!!!....

    its alrdy been a day without any1 posting me!
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    There aren`t that many members that deal with linux, so you`ll need to be patient.

    I`m sure someone will get to you at some point.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    First, PLZ don't say PLZ... or any1.

    Second, what happens is you download some linux distro (Suse, Redhat, Debian, Ubuntu, etc. etc.) and then you install XGL on them. I suggest Suse as it is the easiest to get XGL setup on.
  5. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx guys

    and sooo u just dl them from a cd?

    where can i store buy one?
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Look,don't take this offensive, but i am pretty sure you don't have the experience to run most Linux distros. You may even find Ubuntu, one of the easiest, hard.

    If you don't even know how to download it, or better yet install it, try compiling files, and using commands to access apps.

    Also, there is a nifty little thing called google.com, you should check it out some time, it will answer about 90% of your questions.
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Language please. After you download the .iso file, use a program that encrypes or burns the .iso file to a cd and boot the computer to the cd after you restart/turn it off.
  8. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Posts: 80

    WTF? I don't really know what that means! Never could understand....

    To answer your question, once you get the CD burned like explained above, insert it into your computer and boot off of it. Follow the directions on the screen.

    How to get rid of Windows? Make a backup. Insert boot disk, at command prompt. Format the drive. You can also format from the installer on the cd.

    Listen to this, I am still learning Linux (And it will take some time), however I know lots about computers and how they work. If you cant understand the advice in above posts, plus mine, I don't think Linux will work for you.

    --Daniel L
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Actually, (although I am not quite yet done installing this sabayon linux in a virtual machine yet...) it looks kind of slick.

  11. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Don't get into it here.
  12. mk_once

    mk_once TS Rookie Posts: 21

    consult http://distrowatch.com/index.php for a link to ALL distributions plus variants

    linux is not linux

    hint for beginner's: take your time, read a lot, configure step by step and within a month you'll be happy (as you once had to learn to tweak your windows)
  13. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah im now trying to DL ubunto, burn it off a cd to just to "test drive " it out. im getting sum professional help on this :) im not a.... "do it urself" person
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