"Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had to start
somewhere with Linux. When you're not used to the way it works, or
the kind of concepts involved, Linux can seem like a foreign
language. If you're struggling with free software, or if you know
someone who needs help making the switch to Linux, we hope this
feature will help.
"Fedora is a great choice of distribution to start with. It's
easy to install and just as easy to use. It's one of the most
well-respected distributions available, and has a very tight
relationship with its parent and chief sponsor, Red Hat. With
Fedora, you have access to one of the largest communities in the
world of Linux, and one of the the biggest selections of software
to play with. In this mini-feature, we're going to walk you through
your first steps installing and using Fedora 12 so that everyone
can get started and have fun in the Linux community.
"So, the first step is to download Fedora and burn it to a DVD.
To do that, visit http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora and choose
the right version for you. If you aren't too sure which version is
the right one for you, download this one. Now put your newly burned
DVD in the drive. After inserting and booting the machine, the
first screen you'll see is the Fedora boot menu. You need to choose
the first option, "Install or upgrade an existing system". In some
rare cases, you may find that your computer is unable to progress
any further. Before asking your questions on online forum, try the
second option in the boot menu. This will use a failsafe graphics
card driver and this should enable most people to get problematic
machines up and running."