first time installation linux
Posted on 2006-05-05
I'm sure this question has often been asked but I haven't found a specific answer.
At long last after 20 years of Windows I've decided to install and learn Linux...
How do I start? Where can I download the installation files? What's the best Linux to start with? Red hat?
Should I put them on a CD and install on a preformatted hard disk DOS style?
Can I start the installation from a DOS command? In other words is there an equivalent to install.exe or WINNT.exe in the installation files?
I'll be putting it on to a PC which I'll keep for the purpose of learning Linux.
I'll need a Linux driven word processor and Excel equivalent.
If I can do this and start to learn how to use Linux I'll set up series of PC's so that people coming to our center can try it out.
Thanks in advance