beginner questions

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  1. lemonade1

    lemonade1 New Member

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    hey guys, im new to using linux and im gunna be using it in school shortly so i want to get some knowledge of it before i need to use it


    right now i want to change my laptop over from windows to linux and i dont want to have windows on it at all. is it still possible to format my laptop and have it strictly linux?
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  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Hello lemonade1, glad to see another Linux user. :)

    Yes, it is EXTREMELY easy to install Linux and remove Windows..
    What laptop are you planning on using? Does it have Secure boot or UEFI?
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    lemonade1 New Member

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    im using an acer laptop, i dont think it has secure boot or UEFI
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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  5. lemonade1

    lemonade1 New Member

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    right now im trying linux mint but ill take a look at those 2 because this is all for learning purposes so i might mess around with a few


    edit: i shoulda just tried installing it first .... gave me the option to just replace windows lol
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I would have asked first also. ;)
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    lemonade1 New Member

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    thanks for your help and recommendations though
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    I would always advocate Dual Booting and keeping Windows, just now, until you are ABSOLUTELY sure you want to fully use Linux and totally lose Windows...
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    The best way to learn Linux is to dive into head first. When I first used Linux, I completely removed Windows not knowing what mess I may get into. Freeing myself from the Blue Empire (Microsuck) was the best thing I ever did. (NOTE to Microsuck lovers: Do not take this personal; scroll away from this comment while you still can without shooting me on my door-step (^u^)) Open-source is the way of the future. It may be difficult at times, but once you truly learn and love Linux, there is no going back to the Blue Empire that poisoned you for so many years.

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