Hello Softwarelint readers, After a long research  i some up with great information on linux operating system. as we all know now a days in the world of programming and hacking, Linux stands over many platform.

About linux

Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers. It has since been ported to more computer hardwareplatforms than any other operating system. It is a leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers andsupercomputers: more than 90% of today’s top 500 supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including the 10 fastest. Linux also runs on embedded systems (devices where the operating system is typically built into the firmware and highly tailored to the system) such as mobile phones,tablet computers, network routers, televisions and video game consoles; the Android system in wide use on mobile devices is built on the Linux kernel.

Read more on wikipedia 

Why hacker use Linux and why do they like ?

Hackers don’t use only one OS or programing language. Depending on what are they hacking exactly, they’ll use whatever is at hand. Knowledge of using several operating systems and programing languages are “a must” for some advanced hacking. Some things are more easily done in Windows some more easily in Linux. Linux or other Unix-like operating systems (BSD…) are usualy hacker’s choice OSs. What makes Linux the hacker’s choice is that (almost) everything is OpenSource and freely available, after all Linux was made by hackers :). On the other hand, all those OpenSource tool are ported for other operating systems so hackers are not limited to one operating system. Whatever OS does the job, they’ll use it. Same with programing languages. Some things can be more easily done in some higher level or script languages like Perl, Python, Bash script, some require low level programing with C\C++ and Assembler.

Mac and Windows user

Yes that’s  true linux is not easy to use so far but softwarelint as promised will guide you in making things easy & convenient  by simple tricks & tweaks. After you read the above info hope you got how important linux in worlds of hacking and programming as it is an OSS (open source software). An instead of that many of other most popular platform like android also runs on linux kernels. These info shows how much linux is important for beginner programmer and for an software engineers.

 

How to Install Linux on Windows or Mac ?

 

1. Linux booting using ‘Live Disk’

Each distribution can now be downloaded as a ‘Live Disk‘, a disk which will run Linux straight from the CD as if it were an installed operating system.

This is perhaps the best way you can try Linux for the first time as it allows you to play around with the OS without having to worry about your data, or partitioning or screwing something up.

The disadvantage is that the OS will run fairly slowly and you will not get much idea of the performance or flexibility of Linux.

Live disks are included with every Linux distribution, and are also provided on the cover of just about any computing and PC magazine. Looking over at my shelf I can see Ubuntu,OpenSUSEgOS Rocket and Linux Mint on the cover disks of several magazines.

 

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2. Boot Linux using Virtual PC & Vmware

Again, this is just another way to have a bit of a look and play around with Linux in acontained area with no danger of destroying your computer or anything. Microsoft providesVirtual PC 2007 as a free download and can run most distros, although you will perhaps need to find some fairly simple workaround’s for a few.

Again, the disadvantage is performance, both for the Virtual Machine and the host machine which has to lend system resources. The advantage I guess is that you will not have to burn an actual disk in order to try Linux out – the virtual machine can simply mount an ISO file.

 

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3. best way Install Ubuntu using the Official Wubi installer

Lastly you can try Linux, Ubuntu specifically, using a special installer called “˜Wubi’. Mackenzie covered Wubi in detail here.

Wubi installs Ubuntu as a file on your Windows System. It can be uninstalled like any other program and runs as if you were using a separate system partition. The only disadvantage is that hibernation mode does not work.

The set-up is laughably simple; all you have to do is get Wubi from here and start it up. Wubi is actually included in Ubuntu as of version 8.04 and is an installation option when using a Live disk.

Here are the options you will be presented with:

Pretty simple huh?

You can either download the Ubuntu file, or use a existing ISO image you have previously downloaded. To use a existing file simply place it in the same folder as the Wubi program.

After installing you will have to reset your computer. It’s crucial you reset “˜cleanly’, that means no turning the computer off impatiently, pulling the plug out the all etc. If you do, booting into Ubuntu may fail.

If all is successful you’ll be given a new option upon startup to choose either your previous OS, or Ubuntu:

Booting into Ubuntu will complete the installation and prepare your hard drive for the OS. A final reboot and everything should be working fine, choosing Ubuntu from the boot screen should now load up the OS and you can play around to your heart’s content.

It’s totally risk free, the worst that can happen is that for some other reason the installation fails. I’m sorry but I can’t help you there, simply boot back into Windows and uninstall Wubi through the Add/Remove programs panel.

If this occurs try installing a couple of times. There is a chance it will succeed the second time.

Hopefully this will give you the incentive to try out Linux for yourself!