To obtain a major label linux distribution, the following websites are available...

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Want to try Linux out and not install it? You can from self-contained bootable CDs/DVDs. You can download an iso image, burn it using an ISO image burning program (such as "Disk Utility" on Mac OS X, DVD-Writer on MS-Windows, or Brasero on Linux), and then boot the CD/DVD (preferably on a PC, but some may work on a Mac Intel system), and you have a temporary Linux system. And when you reboot your system and remove the CD, you computer boots normally without modifacation to the currently installed OS. On computers that do not have CD or DVD drives, you can install the ISO onto a USB flash drive. Click here for instructions on how to do that.

The following websites have self-contained Linux systems on one bootable CD.

Knoppix -

Ubuntu -
(The Ubuntu installer CD is bootable as a stand-alone system, or it can be installed along with additional packages from Ubuntu's Online system.)

UbuntuMATE -

Free No Cost office Suite!

Instead of Microsoft Office®, use LibreOffice
(LibreOffice is always available at no cost, and free downloads are available from the website) -

And I truly believe, LibreOffice is more compatible with Microsoft Office than Microsoft Works!

Buy a Dell PC/Laptop with Ubuntu Linux® pre-loaded

Get the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird e-mail client


Click on the logos to download Firefox and Thunderbird.

The GIMP is comparible to Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop usually retails for about $600.00 and runs on only two different computer systems. The GIMP is available for FREE, and runs on many different computer systems.

Click on the logo to download the Gimp

Beryl Ubuntu Desktop


Linux 101: What's All The Fuss?
(Also about Open Source Software and who owns Linux)

Windows Vista did not steal ideas from Mac OS X! (Yeah Right!)

Vista install in 2 minutes

Dell Precision 5540 Ubuntu 18 04 Unboxing and First Boot

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