Basic Linux???

By ggjkkhgkjwrhgkwern ·
So I decided that I wanted get Linux and give it a shot because i've heard that it's pretty good. However when I went to download it I found out that there are hundreds of versions of it, and to be frank I want the basic one, not one thats been altered by someone I want the basic one so I can alter it my self. My only problem is that I can't find the basic one, now I didn't really look to hard. So if someone could help me out I would really apprciate it.

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Linux from Scratch

by rahulbatra In reply to Basic Linux???

I don't really know what do you exactly mean by "basic linux", but from the phrase "unaltered" I get some idea. Try Linux from Scratch at

It allows you to build your own customized linux using a step-by-step guide. However if you just want a no-nonsense basic distribution which works out of the box, try Ubuntu.

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This is the best way to start

by bob_steel In reply to Linux from Scratch

I agree - if you're serious about learning Linux you've got to start at the beginning and get to learn how the system works, and how the file structure works and what goes where, and why.

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by lustylipstick In reply to Basic Linux???

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Don't use Download Manager and use NOD32 Antivirus

by bisu4000xp In reply to Basic Linux???

When u download it then don't use any download manager & u must use nod32 antivirus it can clean the the virus from the affected file.

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Linux Options

by rotro300 In reply to Basic Linux???

You have a number of options to go with.
I like the book option where the Linux CD is
included in the back. Sure, you'll pay $20-$40
for the book. The upside is the complete OS
and GUI are included on one CD. In addition
you will also have and excellent reference
book to fall back on.

You can buy these books online
( or from a brick and motar
merchant (Barnes and Noble).

You may also want consider a "Live" CD such
as Knoppix. The "Live" CDs can boot from the
CD ROM drive and not affect your current
Operating System (Windows) already on the


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