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Old 10-29-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Ok i have tried to get a grasp on exactly what linux is... but i can't. I Just dont get what it is at all... So could someone please explain to me what Linux is and exactly what it does?
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Linux?

It's an operating system.
Interfaces with your hardware, and software, and allows it to run on your system.

It's much like Windows, except all the software is different. (No Microsoft Office, games, etc)
There are programs that you can use to bypass this, but a lot of the programs don't work.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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So i have an old computer ... So how do i get linux on that computer
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:03 PM   #4
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There are SO many different distros.
Go to http://www.distrowatch.com , browse the different distros, read up on them, and find one you think will run smoothly on your system. There's tons of documentation on how to install it, configure, and run windows programs all over the net.
The most user-friendly distro out there now is Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com)
Fully user customizable and such, you can even run Virtual PC from Ubuntu, provided you have the right lisences.
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