Re: Linux

Subject: Re: Linux
From: "Barry Campbell" <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Caroline Tabach" <Caroline -at- radcom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 07:17:49 -0500

On 11/22/06, Caroline Tabach <Caroline -at- radcom -dot- com> wrote:

I would like to give the users some basic information about Linux.
Actually I think I would like to read a little bit about it myself,
Can anyone direct me to an internet site they have found useful?

Reading about Linux is a good idea, but the best way to learn about
and get comfortable with Linux is to use it!

Many distributions are now available in "Live Distribution" format; if
you have a PC that is capable of booting from the CD-ROM drive (most
recently built PCs will do this) you can download a disc image, burn
it to a recordable CD, and then boot from that and run Linux on your
own PC, whenever you want to, without changing anything on your hard

There are a gazillion "live" Linux distributions, but the two
best-known are probably: - Knoppix - Ubuntu

My opinion is that Ubuntu is probably best for beginners, especially
since there's quite a bit of good documentation at and good advice at the community wiki:

- bc

Barry Campbell -- <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>

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