PDA

View Full Version : Linux free download confusion



Aporosa
15-03-2009, 06:11 PM
A friend purchased a laptop from his work which was formally running XP. Because the company licence has expired the XP will not allow him to use the computer so he has decided to load Linux and has asked me to download it but I'm a bit confused as to which version. Can someone please direct me to the right version. Cheers,

Speedy Gonzales
15-03-2009, 06:14 PM
What version / distribution of Linux do you want??

There's a lot of them

ie: Ubuntu, Fedora, Xbuntu, Debian, to name a few

Blam
15-03-2009, 06:16 PM
For newer users, I suggest Linux Mint or Ubuntu.

If you ever get stuck just ask here and have a look at the documentation:

https://help.ubuntu.com/

Blam

stormdragon
15-03-2009, 06:16 PM
There are heaps of flavours of Linux out there some are better then others depending on a users needs.

What's the specs of the laptop.

Has he ever used Linux before? If not a great starting point is something like Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS.

Aporosa
15-03-2009, 06:59 PM
He, just like me, has never used Linux before. He wants to be able to run Linux equivilent Outlook Express, Office and Firefox. I am not sure what his laptop is (specs) but understand it is 3 years old. It sounds like Ubuntu sounds like the right one.... I will check back here again before I download it. Cheers

Blam
15-03-2009, 07:04 PM
The linux equivalent of what you want:

OE=Thunderbird
Office=OpenOffice
Firefox=Firefox

Ubuntu will run fine on a 3 year old laptop.

gary67
16-03-2009, 06:57 AM
I would go for Ubuntu it works similar to XP and is not too hard to learn unlike some distro's