Pruébalu o instálalu

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.

Pruébalu: El CD live

Nun hai res 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 s'executa dende un CD autónomu, el to ordenador usa namás el CD-ROM pa trabayar (ensin acceder al interior del discu duru). Pues executar toles aplicaciones que vienen nel CD, editar documentos, y restolar pela rede.

Darréu que namás ta diseñáu como un mou de preba, va un pocu sele (tomará-y cinco minutos p'aniciar, y executará les aplicaciones más lento). Si procedes a instalalu, el sistema dirá muncho más rápido.

Lo que necesites

Pa usar un CD autónomu, necesites un pocu de curiosidá y quince minutos de tiempu llibre, pero dengún conocimientu avanzáu en computación. Si te sientes seguru, simplemente usando Windows de xemes en cuandu, entós esto ta al to algame.

Instalando con arranque dual

Escoyeta nel aniciu

Ye dable instalar GNU/Linux xunto con Windows. Esto significa que al arrancar, va recibite una pantalla permitiéndote aniciar col sistema operativu que prefieras.

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 necesites

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 Llibre preinstaláu

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. has compiled a list of vendors pre-installing GNU/Linux just for that reason.