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I would only use linux as a secondary OS, though it is fairly secure, I still wouldn't depend on it. Change is security's best friend, it is also insecurity's arch enemy. The original linux's code had 3 million lines, the latest version/kind has i think 15 million lines. The most secure OS is Windows, if used alongside with an antivirus. The only reason I didn't consider mac is because noone should be asking about macs here.
I highly disagree that Windows is more secure than Linux. Security through obscurity is no security at all. Windows fails to patch security holes that ARE found, that isn't even counting the ones that only some tricky cracker knows about because Windows is CLOSED SOURCE, and cannot be analyzed by millions of expert users the way linux distros can. Ubuntu has a 99.9% patch rate last I checked, Windows still has not patched all their security holes. If this is the securty you like then so be it.
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Alright alright...I doubt the original poster was asking for linux/windows arguments. Basically,
- Download an install-whatever.iso ; use nero to burn the iso iso-style (not data-style - an .iso is a disc image; useless as a single file)...set bios to boot to cd, reboot...
- Install on secondary hard drive/partition (you do have one, right? you'll need some empty hard drive space)
- Woo hoo. Linux installed. It might be hard to get *accustomed* to it, but learning by doing never hurt anyone...that's the fun part...
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knoppix.
It's easy to use, and you don't need to install.

Good luck.
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
knoppix.
It's easy to use, and you don't need to install.

Good luck.
Knoppix is good for testing out and repairing stuff but it is no long term distro. It is meant to boot from a disk and is significantly slower because of this.

I say you made a great choice going with Ubuntu. Dual booting is easy and the installer practically does it for you. They have great community support, check it out: www.ubuntuforums.org
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I second ubuntu, if you want to learn linux.
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Originally Posted by rippon
Knoppix is good for testing out and repairing stuff but it is no long term distro. It is meant to boot from a disk and is significantly slower because of this.

I say you made a great choice going with Ubuntu. Dual booting is easy and the installer practically does it for you. They have great community support, check it out: www.ubuntuforums.org
I know that. but if you dont like it at all...then you don't have to do anything other than take the disc out.
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