Unless you bought a computer with Linux pre-installed, or had someone install it for you, you need to find a way to get a Linux distribution, and then either install or run it live on your computer. Fortunately, Linux distributions are widely available and come in a variety of forms.
In this Appendix, you learn how to:
- Get a few different Linux distributions
- Create a bootable disk to install your distribution
- Boot Linux from a USB drive
To use this book effectively, you should have a Linux distribution in front of you to work on. It's important to be able to experience Linux as you read. So, try the examples and do the exercises.
Linux distributions are most commonly available from the websites of the organizations that produce them. The following sections describe websites associated with Linux distributions that offer ISO images you can download.