Best software to help me learn more about Linux

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  1. d0t

    d0t Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been in a lecture about free software/linux and it motivated to give Ubunto a try.

    My hardware is a Dell Notebook, which includes two graphic cards (Intel HD & Gefroce 420m).

    I downloaded a e-book to learn how to use Linux. But before I get rid of Windows, I want to try it in a virtual machine, so I can learn how to install my drivers and other programs.

    I would like you guys an advice. What virtual machine should I use (one that doesn't come with drivers)? I've read that Ubunto and OpenSuse are the best to get to know Linux for the first time, is it right?

    Thank you for you time!
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    ist you dont need to remove windows you can always do dual boot there are many softwares and games which still not work on linux for example phone suites for them you need windows and you also pay for your windows so no need to remove it.

    second trying linux on virtual machine is also a very good idea

    Virtualbox is very good and easy to use

    http://www.virtualbox.org/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSY_qjbIorw

    you can start with linux mint

    http://www.linuxmint.com/

    its out of box ubuntu easy you use you feel like home

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z_IIq2su2w
     
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