Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Try Linux Without Installing It

Linux’s Live DVD allows you to test a distribution and familiarise yourself with it without having to first install it to your hard drive. You don't need any fancy hardware to run it. You just need a functioning DVD-ROM drive to run the operating system, just set your BIOS to boot from the DVD drive. 

How to burn an .iso image onto a CD/DVD-ROM

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Download the ISO CD image to a folder on your computer.
  2. Open the folder where you have saved the ISO file.
  3. Right-click on the .iso file.
  4. From the menu select Burn disc image.
Depending on the computer you are using, there are different buttons you have to press upon boot to get to choose the boot device. You want to just start pressing that as soon as the computer begins booting up. Once you see the boot menu, select your DVD drive.

Once the DVD boots, you will be at the distro. You can use the operating system as you normally would. Because it is running from the DVD drive performance will be slower while running in a “live session”.


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