Install Linux

On this page you’ll find resources to test, install, and run your first instances of Linux and open source software. Grab a USB stick and head to the videos and articles below for the few easy steps needed to upgrade!

I Want to Use Linux and Windows on my PC

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Try Linux, and keep Windows 10 while you get comfortable!

Video Installation Tutorial by Ksk Royal

I Want to Use Linux on My PC

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Backed up your files? Great! Here’s how to upgrade.

Video Installation Tutorial by Linus Tech Tips

Which Flavor of Linux Should I Try?

There are distros for almost any need – gaming, coding, everyday use, and a variety of other niches.

To make getting started simple, we’ve listed a few popular versions of Linux (known as distributions or ‘distros’ for short) we recommend for beginners.


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Try Ubuntu, Mint, or Pop!_OS.

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Want your Linux device to look just like your old Windows PC?

Read “How Linux Met My Mother” by Rafael Pellegrino to learn how you can run Linux with a few Windows skins, and never even notice the difference (this photo is of a Linux desktop – could you tell?)

Have a favorite Linux installation tutorial we’ve yet to post?