LinuxPapers: Installing Linux

“When someone says “installing Linux”, they are talking about
copying the Linux kernel and many support programs (without which
the kernel would not be able to do anything) onto their hard

Installing Linux has for a long time been considered
“difficult”. This is due mainly to its history: the first Linux
distributions had extremely basic installation tools, that
pre-supposed a substantial amount of technical knowledge,
especially about hardware.

“Fortunately, today the situation is drastically different. All
of the distributions take ease of installation very seriously.
Installation tools are becoming more and more user friendly, and
people who are new to Linux find it easier to try out.”

“There are though, a few things that you should know about
installing Linux, regardless of the distribution that you are


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