Prueba o instala

Make the step – unless you wish to purchase a PC with GNU/Linux pre-installed, you can see what freedom looks like on your computer.

Pruébalo: El "Live CD"

No hay nada que perder

Using a live CD means that GNU/Linux will be running on your computer without installing anything. It's a risk-less way to try and see by yourself what GNU/Linux is.

Cuando se ejecuta en un Live CD, el equipo utiliza únicamente el CD-ROM para trabajar (sin acceder al interior del disco duro). Puedes iniciar todos los programas predeterminados, editar documentos y navegar por la web.

Debido a que sólo está diseñado como un modo de prueba, es un poco lento (tomará cinco minutos para iniciar, y ejecutará las aplicaciones un poco lento). Si procedes a instalarlo, el sistema irá mucho mas rápido.

Lo que necesitas

Para usar el Live CD se necesita un poco de curiosidad y quince minutos de tiempo libre, pero ningún conocimiento avanzado en informática. Si te sientes seguro simplemente usando Windows de vez en cuando, entonces esto está dentro de tu alcance.

Instalarlo como un doble arranque

Elije en el arranque

Es posible tener a GNU/Linux y a Windows en el mismo computador. Esto implica que al encender el equipo, encontrarás una pantalla que te pregunta cuál sistema deseas usar: Linux o Windows.

Setting up a dual-boot can be helpful if you need time to abandon restrictive software. It is not difficult to set-up, though erasing Windows altogether is even easier.

Lo que necesitas

Installing GNU/Linux on your computer will take you less than 30 minutes. It is not an obvious step for complete beginners, but if you use computers on a daily basis this is very likely within your reach. If you have already re-installed Windows on your computer, rest assured that installing GNU/Linux is no harder.

Get the CD you need

For the distributions we recommend, the live CD (or DVD) is the same as the installation CD. You can either download and burn a CD yourself, or order a CD from a trusted vendor.

You can download an iso image (rather large file) and then burn it to a DVD or create a bootable USB stick. You can then use it to install Ubuntu onto your computer.

The Fedora live CD also enables installation. Follow the Fedora installation guide to get started with Fedora.

The Trisquel installation is very similar to that of Ubuntu.

Note: Purchased and downloaded CDs are identical! GNU/Linux is free software. You are simply paying a handling/shipping fee.

Software Libre pre-instalado

Not all computers are shipped with Windows. If you do not wish to make the install yourself, or are in need of new hardware, you can get a laptop or a desktop pre-installed with GNU/Linux. LinuxPreloaded.com has compiled a list of vendors pre-installing GNU/Linux just for that reason.