10/27/2012 Show Notes

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http://goinglinux.com … and on Twitter (@goinglinux) and Google+ (or just Google for Larry Bushey Linux. You’ll find lots of stuff!)

“Step-by-step: Trying Linux”

Talking Points:

An Example of Linux
Your desktop could look like this as well.
  • We’ve talked about
    • What is Linux?
    • Choosing a distribution,
    • How things are different with Linux, and
    • How things are the same with Linux
  • Now it’s time to talk about how to try Linux: Step-by-step
  • Trying Ubuntu on-line – walk through the website
  • Download and try a “Live” distribution – step-by-step
    • Getting the .iso file
    • Burning a CD/DVD or using a flash drive
  • Using the “Live” environment
  • Installing Linux Mint in parallel with Windows (dual-boot)

Links we discussed in the show:
Ubuntu’s on-line demo: http://www.ubuntu.com/tour
Linux Mint website: http://linuxmint.com
Burning a Live CD or DVD: http://goinglinux.com/articles/BurnACD.html
Installing Mint: http://goinglinux.com/articles/InstallFromLiveCD.html

Android for X86: http://www.android-x86.org/
VMWare: Windows, Linux $190  http://www.vmware.com
VMWare Fusion: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html
Oracle VirtualBox: Mac, Windows, Linux $0  https://www.virtualbox.org/
VMWare: Windows, Linux $190 http://www.vmware.com
Parallels: Mac, Windows, Linux (really!) $80 http://www.parallels.com/
Azure: XP,Vista,Server 2008,Win7 $500+ monthly fee http://www.windowsazure.com
(eg: 150GB SQL database $225/month, 2TB bandwidth $235/month)  
PCLinux OS forum: http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201205/page11.html