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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches by Steven Ovadia

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Chapter 3. Installing Linux

Now that you have some background on Linux and distributions, you’re ready to move on to the fun (and most intimidating) part—installing it! One thing that makes this less scary is that the installers have gotten much better each year. People who tried to install Linux years ago are often amazed at how much easier the process has gotten.

As I mentioned in chapter 1, we’re going to be working with Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu is the distribution and 14.04 is the version. That means 14.04 has its own repository of software. As I mentioned before, 14.04 is a long-term support release, meaning the software in the repositories will be updated for five years.

I’m using a loose definition of the term “installation” here, too. ...

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