Chapter 2. Overview of Deployment Options

Your Linux adventure is about to begin.

To really get going, though, you need to deal with two major things. First and foremost, you need to get a copy of Linux. You may have chosen to try things out using the included bootable Knoppix CD, but at some point, you may want to do a proper hard-disk install.

The second thing you will need to take care of is important only if you have Windows on your system and you need to preserve and migrate data. Start with the first step.

Getting Linux

This one is actually the easy part.

One way to get Linux is to buy a copy. Head down to your local computer software store and ask for your favorite distribution. Alternatively, go online to find your favorite vendor, whether ...

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