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This will not be the final version of this guide.
This page, due to the lack of thinking on my part, will only be the prep work for the actual guide. (I forgot to reserve more posts, so if i continue, everything will be out of order, and confusing) As soon as I get my computer working, and everything setup, I will write the rest of the guide, and post it in one post, so everything is in order.

Ok, after seeing many posts with people being intrigued by the idea of running linux, I have decided to create a beginner's guide to linux. (Bear in mind, it's my first, so help me out if I have missed anything) This will also be updated as new versions of the distro are released



Step 1: You're first step is to choose your distribution.

Make Sure you don't burn the ISO as a file to the disk! Use a program that can burn ISOs the right way

There are many different Distro's out there. The cool thing about Linux is they have "LiveCD" discs which allow you to test out the distro before you install it. You then have the option to install straight from the livecd.

Here are a few common Distros:
  • Fedora
  • Ubuntu (and it's many different flavors)
  • OpenSUSE
Just to name a few.

Links:



Probably the easiest "transitional option" is to try is Ubuntu, (since that's who it's mostly aimed at) or one of it's flavors.


SIDE NOTE:When checking out fedora, it is best to get the liveCD for test purposes, then if you decide to install, the best option is to go for the full DVD iso as it includes a more thorough list of included applications and programs


The Ubuntu Method
When you get to the Ubuntu's Website, click the Download Now button towards the top. Then, leave it (at the time of this writing, Current edition of Ubuntu is 7.10) at Desktop 7.10. Then select if you want the 64bit version (causes problems later on after install, but is in no way a con) or the 32bit version.

After selecting your version, choose your download site.
USA: The fastest one is usually the North America>Mirrors.kernel.org
Allow your download to finish.
Then burn the ISO to a CD or DVD

Make Sure you don't burn the ISO as a file to the disk! Use a program that can burn ISOs the right way

Then, you get to boot from the CD/DVD you just burned.






(I will be updating after I get screenies of the Environments and what to do in them)
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Put this picture up there!

Great post.
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Ok, I'll post OpenSUSE. I was thinking about it, but then I started to think, it wasn't as "new person friendly" as some of the others. Looks like I'll have to download and test it out!
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Originally Posted by stumped View Post
Probably the most easiest one to try is Ubuntu, or one of it's flavors.
( i will focus mostly on Fedora and Ubuntu)
Not to be a grammar Nazi, but "most easiest" isn't really legit.

Otherwise, looks great, and I look forward to seeing it progress into something I could use to get linux working for me.
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looks good so far, keep it up.

suggestions: you should link some of the linux FAQS that are right here on good ol overclock.net! there are alot of them, and they contain alot of helpful information. you could also give some brief descriptions of the more popular window managers (xfce, kde, gnome) and list any pros/cons. however, good job thus far!
    
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Thanks for the input guys. I like how people are actually liking this. Ill have it updated by the end of this weekend.
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good stuff, just keep hackin' away at it and you'll have yourself a quality guide in no time.
    
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stumped- you could probably use some of my n00b guide for ubuntu
http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...tu-7-10-a.html
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Mine isn't focused to just one Distro specifically. It's focused to a few of the popular ones. And what can really set guides apart is the visual step by step guide of doing stuff. Yours looks good, but it just just a bunch of text typed into a box. What could really make it take off, is better organizing, separate code boxes, etc.

I still give you a +rep for your effort
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post #10 of 16
choosing which distro is only part of the process, here are some links to popular WM's

www.kde.org
www.gnome.org
www.xfce.org
and why not throw in fluxbox too, http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
    
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