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Complete newbie to Linux who's been curious about it for years here.

Kindly tell me 1) If Linux can be installed on a laptop I'd like to keep Windows on (for now), 2) If so, if that's easy to do for someone not experienced with tech-speak or processes, 3) If that's so as well, what's the best/easiest/most stable version of Linux to look at installing, and 4) Where to go for dead-easy instructions on how to install it.

Thanks in advance!

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@reay Here you go my dude:

medium.com/better-programming/

Ubuntu was one of the first Linuxes (Linuxi? Linii?) designed to be user-friendly and has a large user base. It is a bit of a resource hog. If your laptop is older, you might want to use Xubuntu, which is Ubuntu under the hood with a lighter front-end.

Linux doesnʼt Just Work. You WILL have to get comfortable using a command line and googling for solutions to things that break, no matter what Linux you choose.

@reay That said, youʼre in UNIX-land now, which means that the way things work (and break) will generally have an elegance and logic to them. Itʼs a lot easier to fix things that break on Linux than to fix things that break on Windows, in my experience.

@reay
Greetings mate.
1) Yes
2) You can dual boot Windows and Linux with the grub bootloader. You may need to do a bit of searching for the best tutorial for your learning style but it is relatively easy.
3) Try this site to find the best distro for your needs distrochooser.de/?l=2
4) Depending on what you choose, go straight to their website and access their wiki pages.
Hope this helps and good luck!

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