What is linux and can i use it in my laptop?
Question: i know that it is operating system but can i use in my pc how and from where i can buy it and what is the diffrence in linux with xp can i wathc movie play game and write somthing on it plz i need complete info about linux is it easy to use plzz i need your help
Best Answers: What is linux and can i use it in my laptop?
Hi, Linux is an open source operating system, so its free you don't have to buy it anywhere you just download it from its main page, i would recommend you linux mint http://www.linuxmint.com/ which is the easiest linux operating system there is in my opinion you could also go for ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/ which is really popular and has a lot of support from the community. I just have to say that using linux is a whole new world compared to windows, windows is more of really friendly though crappy environment for users while linux tends to be more useful for programmers of computer geeks, though linux mints tries to give you all of this without the crappy part, you can see videos, chat, visit facebook, and play some games though not all of the games for windows but yeah must of em with the little help of extra software. The good thing of using linux is that everything is free and there is a bunch of people on the web willing to help you get used to it, so i would tell you is worth a try, but there is a chance you may not like it.
There are Hundreds of distributions of Linux. This will give you an idea of some of the bigger ones. http://distrowatch.com/ Linux Advantages 1. Low cost: You don’t need to spend time and money to obtain licenses since Linux and much of its software come with the GNU General Public License. You can start to work immediately without worrying that your software may stop working anytime because the free trial version expires. Additionally, there are large repositories from which you can freely download high quality software for almost any task you can think of. 2. Stability: Linux doesn’t need to be rebooted periodically to maintain performance levels. It doesn’t freeze up or slow down over time due to memory leaks and such. Continuous up-times of hundreds of days (up to a year or more) are not uncommon. 3. Performance: Linux provides persistent high performance on workstations and on networks. It can handle unusually large numbers of users simultaneously, and can make old computers sufficiently responsive to be useful again. 4. Network friendliness: Linux was developed by a group of programmers over the Internet and has therefore strong support for network functionality; client and server systems can be easily set up on any computer running Linux. It can perform tasks such as network backups faster and more reliably than alternative systems. 5. Flexibility: Linux can be used for high performance server applications, desktop applications, and embedded systems. You can save disk space by only installing the components needed for a particular use. You can restrict the use of specific computers by installing for example only selected office applications instead of the whole suite. 6. Compatibility: It runs all common Unix software packages and can process all common file formats. 7. Choice: The large number of Linux distributions gives you a choice. Each distribution is developed and supported by a different organization. You can pick the one you like best; the core functionalities are the same; most software runs on most distributions. 8. Fast and easy installation: Most Linux distributions come with user-friendly installation and setup programs. Popular Linux distributions come with tools that make installation of additional software very user friendly as well. 9. Full use of hard disk: Linux continues work well even when the hard disk is almost full. 10. Multitasking: Linux is designed to do many things at the same time; e.g., a large printing job in the background won’t slow down your other work. 11. Security: Linux is one of the most secure operating systems. “Walls” and flexible file access permission systems prevent access by unwanted visitors or viruses. Linux users have to option to select and safely download software, free of charge, from online repositories containing thousands of high quality packages. No purchase transactions requiring credit card numbers or other sensitive personal information are necessary. 12. Open Source: If you develop software that requires knowledge or modification of the operating system code, Linux’s source code is at your fingertips. Most Linux applications are Open Source as well. The main "disadvantages" of Linux are primarily social / political, not technical. Because Linux is not as widespread on the desktop market, manufacturers are reluctant to produce drivers for relatively common pieces of hardware, and won't release technical specs so others can write drivers without restrictive NDAs, which violate the spirit of freedom that Linux wants to support. For similar reasons, software developers often don't make their programs available on Linux. If a person or company comes to rely on a certain program, then they can't switch to Linux, despite Linux's many advantages. Finally, there is a certain [perceived] lack of user-friendliness of desktop Linux distributions. Most GUIs on Linux work very differently than they do on more common interfaces like Windows or OS X. If a person is not used to the interface, they will not know how to accomplish a task and will thus consider Linux "hard" to use. I switched to Linux several years ago, it does take some getting used to, but it was the best decision I made.
The easiest answer is to download the Ubuntu .iso, burn it onto a CD and then make sure your BIOS is set to seek your CD drive first at boot. You can try it, then if you like it, install it. It runs faster installed. You need an internet connection for updates and free software. Ubuntu is not the only 'distro', but it has the largest following. If you have question, there is the ubuntuforums.org. I've been windows-free for 7 years now and never looked back. I buy new computers without the Windows (or I tell them to take the price of Windows off the total).
And in what way's would 98 be any better? Just try a different Distro if GoS is annoying you, its not one of the better distros'. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is meant to be pretty good, and much closer to a proper OS than GoS is. Remeber 98 is no longer supported, there's hardly any software that will run on it, it will not have driver's for the Cloudbook and you CANT go on the internet with it(hardly any protection against modern Malware, and lack of compliance with any modern web standard) If you really want Windows, then XP will run on majority of Netbooks, just the lack of a disc drive kinda stump's you, so you'll need a USB disc drive.
its complete free and u just have to download it and install i there are a few free version i recommend that you try http://www.ubuntu.com/
Linux, is on the the most stable operating systems available, and is under the GPL, meaning all Linux distributions are available free of charge. Linux is unlike windows and Macs as it's GUI is very clean, and simplistic. Linux is not an OS to "wow" those looking for the hip new thing, but it is an extremely well coded piece. Most people on Linux are either developers, programmers, or people who are running servers, though there are exceptions. Linux does not have the driver database or compatibility the monopoly of Windows has, but it is open source so that you may develop your own drivers. Linux also, by cutting out all the graphical nonsense Windows uses, has a much lower memory usage, and is capable of running smoother on lower spec PCs. Personally, I think you should do some research into a Linux bootdisk, or USB drive platform. This allows you to literally run the OS off of a USB drive or CD to test the software to see if you like it, and to test to see if your devices are supported. While choosing your version of Linux, let it be known there are many versions. The most popular being RedHat, Slackware, Fedora, and Ubuntu Linux. The basics are mostly the same, but some features change to suit the needs of different people. Personally, if you looking for a PC to do you schoolwork on, surf the web, and play games, with no programming, server hosting, or need for an extremely stable environment, stick with Windows, or Mac. (I won't go into the Windows vs. Mac debate.)
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