This is for those people who are thinking to give Linux a try.
To start with one should first decide which Linux distribution should he/she give a try. This is very important because depending on your first experience you may or may not feel interested in continuing with Linux. As they say “first look is very important”, I also feel that one should spend little time in determining which Linux distribution you should use.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, there are several distros available, so it may become somewhat a task for a new user to decide which one should be tried.
When I started someone suggested me about Ubuntu. I then went to their site, and read some details to know more about it. Then I visited some forums about Ubuntu and found that it has a good userbase and more importantly you stand a very high chance of getting help form the community in case you need some help.
Ubuntu is easy to install – can be installed in parallel with Win. You can go to their site and download a copy of the latest available version. At the time of writing this post 10.04 Lucid Lynx is the latest Ubuntu version which has been released for use. The next version will be released in October 2010 and will be named as “Maverick Meerkat” version 10.10.
You might be wondering why after 10.04 we will have 1o.10. The Ubuntu version number is formatted as “YYMM”. So YY is 10 from 2010 and MM is 10 from month of October.
Next I will discuss about Ubuntu installation.