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    How can I download and install a Linux? I really want Linux and this is going on my PC not my mac! Please can someone tell me where I can get a good version of Linux? Thanks! I really need *** to be free! Please and a link to where I coudl get it would be nice as well! Thank you all so much.

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    Get Linspire (Formerly known as Lindows) it's just like Windows (runs windows programs, can use iPod with it, etc.) but stable... Haha. It's an oxymoron =)

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    my buddy has Fedora and it is awesome i would put ti on my PC but i am to lazy
    but any ho here is the link http://fedora.redhat.com/

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    I use ubuntu.

    http://www.ubuntu.com
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    I also like Ubuntu... but mainly because they'll send you free copies of it on CD - postage paid too!

    I got 5 discs for x86 and 5 for PowerPC... they come with live discs and install discs, so even Linux newbies can try it out.

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    yea go with ubuntu or if you just want to play go and look at knoppix as thats just a live cd


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    dude i have recently tryed a few Linux destros out. The one that seemed best for me was SuSE 9.3. It was the onlyone i found that had Java and FireFox already installed. Fedora Core 4 was good too but didnt have Java or FF

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    dont go with Fedora 4 so many people have gone back to 3 as its not much of an imporvement honestly try using Ubuntu. Oh and the fact that SuSe aint free might help as well


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    Quote Originally Posted by inflexion
    Oh and the fact that SuSe aint free might help as well
    Sure it is free. You only have to pay for it if you want printed guides and a fancy box. There are a few non-GPL'd packages found on the retail DVD and not among the free downloads, but you can find them elsewhere for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallooza
    dude i have recently tryed a few Linux destros out. The one that seemed best for me was SuSE 9.3. It was the onlyone i found that had Java and FireFox already installed. Fedora Core 4 was good too but didnt have Java or FF
    Ubuntu has FireFox and Java installed to start
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryc
    Sure it is free. You only have to pay for it if you want printed guides and a fancy box. There are a few non-GPL'd packages found on the retail DVD and not among the free downloads, but you can find them elsewhere for the most part.
    right i got mine for free. If ya do a quick googe for "suse 9.3 mirrors" i am sure you will find one.

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    all they did it then

    i know that at one time it wasnt free because of the non GPL'd packages

    good to hear that its free now


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    Whats_up_mac?
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    http://www.linuxiso.org/ has a good variety of thing to pick and choose from. I have tried several. They all have their pros and cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCraver
    Get Linspire (Formerly known as Lindows) it's just like Windows (runs windows programs, can use iPod with it, etc.) but stable... Haha. It's an oxymoron =)
    Until Microsoft sued them....Microsoft ruins everything, Lindows was an awesome name.

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