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which is the best linux in 2012

Which is the best linux in 2012

Still sticking with windows ?If you are a windows or a mac user and if you are thinking to install the best version of  linux on your system then you are on the right place.There are so many versions of linux in 2012 which are very friendly and most of them are better than windows.Many people out there still think linux as an alien.If you are one of them stop your imagination and come into the real world.

 

I know you will have many questions regarding linux and i have answered few general questions about linux at the end of this post and further if you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comment section.

First let us see what are all the advantages of linux over other operating systems: :

  • Linux is free and their updates are also FREE.
  • Linux is very secure : Hacking into a linux system is very difficult unlike windows.
  • Linux is virus free : So you do not need an antivirus software for linux
  • Linux is Faster than any other operating system .
  • Throw away all your driver CD’s now.Linux has all drivers inbuilt with it and it automatically detects and installs any hardware attached to your computer.
  • Linux can run windows applications and softwares too.

Which is the best linux ?

  1. LINUX MINT :

    Linux mint 12 is the Best and stable version of the linux and the next version had been already released .I would advice you to install linux mint 12 because the updated version is still in development stage .Linux mint was launched by Clement lefebvre in 2006.Linux mint was developed from ubuntu , which is the second best version of linux which created a revolution among linux users because of its attractive user interface and several other additional features .

    You can download Linux Mint 12 here :   

  2. UBUNTU :

    Like i said before , ubuntu is the second best linux version used worldwide.Ubuntu was created by mark shuttleworth.Ubuntu was the best version until Linux mint was developed.Still people use ubuntu because it provides a good graphical user interface and this linux is based on the older version of linux called as debian.

    You can download UBUNTU here :       

Frequently asked questions :

  • Is Linux better than windows ?
    Yes , graphical interface is better than windows and linux is very fast . 
  • Can i install softwares Easily like windows ?
    Yes , Within a single click you can install any windows application .
  • Will Linux support windows software ?
    Yes , Windows softwares can be run in linux using an inbuilt program called “wine”.
  • Should i know codings to use linux ?
    No , You do not need any programming skills.Linux is Very user friendly
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  • What are the system requirements to install Linux ?
    Any computer with more than 215MB RAM and Celeron processor can run LINUX.
  • Can i Try linux before use ?
    Yes , you can try linux either virtually or by using live cd.
  • Can i play window’s games in linux ?
    Like i already told before use wine and play any window’s game.
  • Where can i ask for help ?
    If you need then you can even ask help here at the comments section.
  • From where can i get applications for linux ?
    From software manager you can install any available Linux Applications or you can get it from other websites too.

    how to boot linux from usb

    How to boot linux from usb

    Click here for instructions on how to boot linux from usb
    Click here for FAQs on how to boot linux from usb
     

    OK I have Linux in my computer and I wanna know if is there a way to carry it around and be a computer overlord?

    the answer is YES.. please read the post and know how to boot any Linux from USB
    The best part is you can use the full operating system in full speed from you USB pen-drive! 
    that’s really cool actually…
    I use a program called lili usb writer for this process..(using windows)
    THINGS NEEDED
    • Linux disk image (anything from ubuntu to linux mint will do)
    • USB writer :”lili”: download form here(click here to download)
    • 20 minutes of your time
    How to boot Linux from USB..
               
    INSTRUCTIONS

    1.Open lili USB writer,this is how it looks

    2.As you can see in the image there are five simple steps

    3. Please insert your pen-drive before you start the program

    4. Now in the step1 dialog, find and select your pen-drive (at least GB, 2 GB preferred)

    5.now in the step2 dialog click on the first icon (ISO/IMG/ZIP)(it will do a small check,all automatic)

    6. OK now most Linuxes can run live as well as persistent(it means you can store your files in the pen-drive,,very cool) (check F.A.Q for more)

    7. In step 4 select the first 2 boxes(optional)

    8.Click on the lighting symbol and your live Linux is ready in 20-30 minutes

    Frequently asked questions

    1.Can I store files in my pen-drive?

              Yes you can, please jump to step 6 in the instructions and have a look at F.A.Q number 3.
    2.After rebooting will my files appear again?(updates,documents etc?)
             If you are running it in live mode, then no your files will not be there, it will be a fresh system once rebooted. but if you run it in persistent mode then all the changes and files will be stored.
    3.Whats the maximum size i can make for extra file storage?**
             Here is the sad news, in a pen-drive using fat32(the standard) you can only make a persistent space of 4GB.. so you have 4 GB to store your files,, still a lot,, considering you are gonna carry your operating system
    4. I have a 32GB pen-drive,,, is it still 4GB limit??
              Haha yes,, always 4GB.. :(…

    5.Will i be a computer over lord?
              Yes you will be a computer overlord, you can spook your friends with this usb linux,, more about hacking your friends computer with this in the next post!!

    6.How to do it in linux?how to boot linux from usb using linux??
              Assuming you already have linux knowledge, you can simply go to your software mahager and download unetbootln and its super simple using that..

    7. The program said that my Linux is not in the list??
              Not a problem,, it will figure everything out and do the best,, always use the latest version. its list contains 100s of Linux operating systems.

    8.who is a computer overlord?
              def:: person who uses Linux and does everything that is not normal(like carrying a operating system in your pocket) and hacking any computer on the way 🙂 keep following this blog for more hack tricks

    Now you Would have learned how to boot linux from usb .Check here for other linux tips and tricks