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Wanna Try Linux? Introduction to TurnKey linux

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Hello,

permit me to do a little introduction:

many people talk about it, Linux!

But what really is: Linux is the main program ( kernel ) that make the operating system start, even windows has a kernel! but it's named different, it's named Explorer ( also the browser is named like that but they are different things ).
Then around this program ( the Linux Kernel ) we have a huge number of different operating systems based on it ( the Linux Kernel ), there is Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, OpenSuse, Gentoo and a gazilion more and we call them distributions...is a bit like a car, the engine of a car is always more or less the same, but the machine around it can be different, it can be a chevy or a wolkswagen, but at basics the engine is more or less the same.

Some people who are into website designing and internet services soon or late get interested on Linux because its server capabilities, some try to install it on their desktops in dual boot just to try firing up a LAMP ( Linux Apache Mysql Php ) and then find them selfs almost instantly missing drivers, sometimes is the graphics, sometimes is the wireless and loosing hours and will power just to get the internet working missing the real power of linux...

For those who are into web developing there is a new distribution called TurnKey Linux, you don't need to abandon your windows or macos to use it, you can just use a virtualization program like vmware or virtualbox from your favorite operating system; TurnKey Linux comes as an appliance, just like the one in your kitchen, there is the LAMP with all the equipment to set up a full fledged website, there is the drupal appliance with a drupal already installed, there is even a torrent server appliance!
Take a look over the appliances list:

https://www.turnkeylinux.org/

And of course there is not just appliances for web developers, also for instant messaging, for fileservers, for revision control systems and more appliances are created every day!

I hope TurnKey Linux can help you out "do more with less" and make you save some times while still learning new stuff.
As soon I will make some tutorials about some of the appliances, I currently use the fileserver, the lamp and the drupal.

Ciao,

q9c9p

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Yes,

that is true, and actually there is a huge number of Live distributions, maybe I should have named the topic differently, something like "wanna try linux for web developing", my bad.

Some live distro to be mentioned:

damn small linux - dsl : very small, with most of software one should need and with a desktop;dynebolic 2 - db2 : also kind of small, made for multimedia;backtrack : made for security testing and penetration testing, for advanced administrators;systemrescuecd : as the name might suggest, a system that run from cd for rescuing broken systems and broken hard drives;FreeSBIE : for those who are into old school unix and know the difference between GPL and BSD;

There are many many more, but I suppose this are the few that are worth mentioning, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Actually I'm part of the crew who is making dynebolic version 3 and I'm the bug fixer of dynebolic version 2 that will be abandoned little wile after we will release db version 3.

Lately because of lacking of time I have not been updating db version 2 but I count on getting back on track asap.

Ciao,

q9c9p

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Completely untrue. A live CD will ALWAYS be lesser than a full install. I have my suspicions that you will shortly be editing your post to include spam links at which point I will flag it to the mods immediately.However, let's pretend that isn't going to happen...a live CD has MANY faults:1. It is loaded entirely in RAM meaning that any RAM intensive applications, for example listening to music, watching videos, playing games or editing large files will be slow and unreliable2. Any settings will be lost on reboot, any preferences, wireless settings, authentication. Gone. The workaround is to use an external HDD or usb stick as the boot medium and partition space to be used as a store on that device.And then a whole host of issues that spring off as a result of those two...Live CDs have their useage when recovering a completely trashed system, recovering lost files, repairing files, testing hardware etc... but as a system to use they are hopeless.

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