Essayar o installar

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.

Essaya lo: le CD in vivo

Non prende alcun risco

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.

Executante un CD in vivo, vostre computator usa solmente le CD-ROM pro functionar (sin acceder al disco dur interior). Vos pote lancear tote le programmas pre-installate, modificar documentos e navigar per le web.

Iste maniera de uso es solmente pro essayar le systema, e es un poco lente (le initialisation prende cinque minutas, e le programmas se lancea alquanto lentemente). Si tu decide a installar le systema, illo functionara multo plus rapidemente.


Pro usar un CD in vivo, vos require un poco de curiositate e dece-cinque minutas de tempore libere, ma nulle expertise de computator es necessari. Si vos vos senti confidente usante Windows de tempore a tempore, alora isto es ben facibile pro vos.

Installation "dual boot"

Selection de systema al initio

Es possibile installar GNU/Linux insimul a Windows. Isto vole dicer que vos videra un schermo de selection quando vos aperi le computator, le qual permitte lancear le systema de operation que vos prefere.

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.


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 libere pre-installate

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.