There are many ways to get Linux. You can purchase a new desktop computer, laptop, or netbook with Linux pre-installed. You can download an .ISO file and burn it to disk. Once you have the disk, you just pop it into your computer and away you go.
Or you can obtain a disk from a Linux disk service. These online Linux disk stores will do all the heavy lifting for you. And for just a couple of bucks, you can have the Linux operating system of your choice delivered to your mailbox!
These Online Linux disk stores ae great! Especially if you want to share Linux with family and friends. You'll get a professional looking disk for a very reasonable price. So, you can purchase multiple disks to give away and spend no more than, say 20 bucks for about 10-20 disks.
One of the best online Linux disk stores I've found is OSDisc.com. I visited their site and contacted them for additional information after coming across them via a Google search. These guys are GREAT! They sent me two Linux disks and it only took a couple of days from date of order to my mailbox!
Many other customers love OSDisc.com, as well. One customer review raves, "Third time ordering from OSDisc.com. No hassle, super fast delivery, great feedback in my email about my order, and no problems so far. It doesn't get better than this. With my slow net connection I get the products faster than I could actually download them plus I don't waste my bandwidth doing it! Oh yeah, another plus for people with OCD. You get bubble wrap envelope too! Give you something to pop while your OS installs. :)"
I agree. I didn't have to waste time downloading and burning. I simply surfed over to OSDisc.com! When my order arrived, I popped the Open Suse Linux disk into my laptop and in a few moments I was running this Linux operating system with the new KDE 4 desktop environment.
OSDisc.com has just about every Linux operating system available. The disks are impressive! They are very professional looking and work on first boot-up. You can select a Linux distribution on CD-ROM or a larger, more feature rich offering on DVD.
So, if you don't have a fast internet connection or don't have the time to download and burn to disk, visit OSDisc.com! They'll help you get Linux!
OneClickLinux recommends the following Linux computer makers:
LinPC.us LinPC.us systems come with PCLinuxOS 2009.1 completely installed and configured as a working desktop. They also ship a LiveCD to restore your system to a like new state. They've installed current versions of Open Office, Mozilla Firefox and ThunderBird along with K3b, gftp, mplayer, streamtuner, streamripper. A nice setup for getting started with browsing the internet, email, office, playing DVDS, MP3s, etc. Once you have your system up and running, you can easily add any application you need. Just open Synaptic, the software manager and install any of 7000 applications available to every PCLinuxOS user.
Gigastrand International. Gigastrand International will build you a Linux computer with Freespire or Linspire Linux pre-installed. Gigastrand built my desktop computer and it's going on three years of great Linux service! If you do purchase a computer from Gigastrand, refer to my agent number GPA2000.
Kiowa Linux Kiowa is a terrific Linux operating system. I use it on my laptop. The folks at Kiowa have taken the very best of Mandriva, tailored it to their own specs, and made it even easier to use.