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How to Make USB Bootable Linux Installation

Linux is an alternate operating system for users and it is based on the UNIX platform. While many users find it a bit tough and a bit non user-friendly, i dare say, Linux has been improving in leaps and bounds. The latest Ubuntu 10.10 is a testimony to that.

Installing Linux Through USB is as easy as peeling a banana. All you need is a USB Flash Disk, Linux Live Disc ISO, and Unetbootin Software.

After you have these basic tools, follow these simple instructions to make USB bootable Linux installation.

  1. Download UNetbootin from unetbootin.sourcefourge.net
  2. Install the software and run it.
  3. Plug in a USB drive of atleast 2 GB.
  4. Choose the Diskimage radio button and select the ISO option.
  5. Give the path of the ISO file.
  6. Select the proper USB drive and then click OK. Make sure that there is no data in your USB drive.



The Program will execute and make the USB bootable and will copy the required files. Once this is done, boot from the USB by selecting the appropriate option in your boot options in BIOS settings. Once you boot from the USB, Follow the onscreen instructions carefully and choose the options after careful review. Enough care must be taken while marking Partitions for Linux Installations.


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what is the 5 types of operating system?


This are the Operating system types:



As computers have progressed and developed so have the operating systems. Below is a basic list of the different operating systems and a few examples of operating systems that fall into each of the categories. Many computer operating systems will fall into more than one of the below categories.
GUI - Short for Graphical User Interface, a GUI Operating System contains graphics and icons and is commonly navigated by using a computer mouse. See the GUI definition for a complete definition. Below are some examples of GUI Operating Systems.

System 7.x
Windows 98
Windows CE

Multi-user - A multi-user operating system allows for multiple users to use the same computer at the same time and different times.See the multi-user definition for a complete definition for a complete definition. Below are some examples of multi-user operating systems.

Linux
Unix

Windows 2000

Multiprocessing - An operating system capable of supporting and utilizing more than one computer processor. Below are some examples of multiprocessing operating systems.

Linux
Unix

Windows 2000

Multitasking - An operating system that is capable of allowing multiple software processes to run at the same time. Below are some examples of multitasking operating systems.

Unix
Windows 2000

Multithreading - Operating systems that allow different parts of a software program to run concurrently. Operating systems that would fall into this category are:

Linux
Unix

Windows 2000

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Jun 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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What is a Linux Operating System


A "Linux operating system" is any collection of programs that combine to make an operating system using the Linux kernel.

Jun 16, 2011 | fedora Linux Operating System

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I am doing research on PC vs Mac for unix programming. What are the differences? Which Platform would be preferred?


That was a rather open question.

As long as the language is standards-based, you should have no problem using the language on any platform where it's certified.

That said, anything related to utilising specific operating-system related features such as GUI are much different, except in Java. Since Java is the same output regardless of platform (but version-specific), you can run it on any platform with the correct version (usually the same or newer) Java Virtual Machine. As mentioned, Java programming is the same on almost any platform. Traditionally, Macs lagged way behind Windows as far as Java releases are concerned, but the lag a lot less now (a few months, sometimes less). Macs also are much more Java-friendly.

Non-Java GUI programming is, as mentioned, much different. Honestly, enough tools exist on both platforms to make GUI programming similar in experience, though much different in actual code.

C, C++ both program the same on either platform (again, GUI code will be platform-specific).

A giant plus to Mac programming is that you have access to all the UNIX-type stuff in a way which is a part of the OS, as opposed to on a PC, where it all needs to be added on. I love the Terminal app on OS X - nothing like it on PCs.

Finally, if you're backed by someone with money, the tools on PCs are a bit better than what OS X has to offer, but not substantially.

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