There are so many Linux "Distros" (tech speak for versions) how do I just get started instead of spending weeks experimenting with them all?
Linux = Freedom. Unlike Windows, that you have to get a "one size fits all" version, one of the many attributes of Linux is choice!
There are 100's of versions and most all claim to be the best - this is only natural? If you spent years developing a Distro you'd most likely think it was the best too;-) You really have to thank these developers for their dedication.
The only real way to decide what Distro is best for you is to download the ISO, burm the image to DVD then try it out via a live boot (see the "Live CD" page) BUT WAT! This is just one of the reasons that I've gone to the work and time to develop this web site - to give you my advise that has been derived from experience, without bias or tech talk.
So..what about it?
For those that are security minded :
Tails OS" - this is a very useful recovery and forensic type OS - offers the TOR web browser.
For those that are very tech minded:
For all IT folks, hackers, tweakers and really most everyone interested in recovery and forensics:
INMHO - the very first live CD disk or bootable thumb drive you'll want is "Hirens Live CD - don't be without it!
For the rest of us folks:
IIf you find that neither of these versions work for you (i.e. no sound, printer does not work, monitor resolution bad, or what ever) navigate to http://livecdlist.com/ and spend some time trying any other Live Linux CD's.
Hack'n the Linux - mikeB
a no nonsense Wyoming U.S.A. enterprise since 1997
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