Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 decade ago

What Linux OS models are there?


Can someone please give me a list of the Linux OS models that exist, and which one is suitable for which conditions?

I want to try a Linux. I currently use windows XP. I am not good in programming, but I'm willing to learn as much as I can in this area.



Also, can I put a 64 bit OS if my OS now is 32 bit?

(maybe a stupid question)

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I thoroughly recommend Linux Mint 7 Main Edition which is built upon Ubuntu 9.04 Its easy to install and easy to use plus it comes with much of the software you are likely to need preinstalled

    Linux Mint 7 Download

    You download the ISO. image of Linux Mint 7 then you need to create a Bootable LiveCD for installation

    Linux Mint 7 can also be run direct from the LiveCD from Booting up without touching your Hard Drive


    Linux Mint 7 has a feature called mint4win based on the Wubi installer (Ubuntu) which enables you to install Linux Mint within windows (Windows 7 run mint4win in vista compatability mode)

    Mint4Win – A Wubi based Installer for Linux Mint

    Installing Ubuntu as a dual-boot with Windows without partitioning (also applies to Linux Mint)

    You keep Windows as it is, mint4win only adds an extra option to boot into Linux Mint. mint4win does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader, and does not install special drivers. It works just like any other application.

    mint4win like Wubi keeps most of the files in one folder, and if you do not like it, you can simply uninstall it as any other application.

    Boot in to windows insert the LiveCD you have just created and you will offered the option of installing inside windows which is where mint4win comes in, you will be asked how many gigabytes you wish to allocate to Linux Mint (I recommend 8gb) then you set a password for your installation then click install and thats it.

    Once Linux Mint 7 is fully installed upon starting your PC you will be given a choice of which operating system you want to use Windows or Linux Mint

    Linux Mint 8 is the latest release however at present the mint4win feature is not offered


    Linux Mint 7 custom LiveDVD with Compiz 0.8.4*

    *Compiz 0.8.4 sourced from Ubuntu 9.10 repositories


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  • 1 decade ago

    Ubuntu is probably a good GNU/Linux "distro" to start with.

    It's the only distribution I've tried, and it's great.

    I'm a computer science student, and the unix base proves usefull for many of my programming classes. I have it setup for dual boot with Vista (to play my games) ;)

    You can use any search engine for instructions on how to do this.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Check this list at the site:

    If you're going to start using linux I suggest you start with Ubuntu

    You do not need any programming skills to use linux

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  • 1 decade ago

    i agree with the above....ubuntu is great

    Source(s): experience
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