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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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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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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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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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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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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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