There are a numerous of Distributors available out on
the net for download or to buy.
Linux is a free operating system with all functionality and possibilities you
can imagine there are
a thousands and more programs and tools available for all various kind of distributors.
Before you download a distributor
- You should have a high-speed Internet connection (T3, T1, xDSL, cable
modem, ISDN). Trying to download a major vendor's version of Linux will
probably be a frustrating experience with a dial-up modem connection.
- You'll need the ISO images for the distribution you want to
download which you must then copy or "burn" into a CD.
- If you already run another operating system, you must re-partition your
hard disk in order to install a "standard" Linux distribution.
There are some "mini" distributions that are designed to run as if
it were a "program" under other operating systems (eg. Windows).
If you are interested in trying Linux, this may be an option.
- When you download Linux from the Internet. You are not entitled to that
particular vendor's technical support. You will have to look for the
documentation that you need in order to resolve any problems you might run
into or seek appropriate help on websites or in other Internet forums.
if you found a disto you might like (try several)
download it, I suggest you download all cd's they offer so you don't get in
trouble later. While it's downloading you can read the installation
documentation online to get a little idea what you are about to get