LiNuX - virtual OS

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What is it?
Linux is a free, open-source, UNIX-like operating system. As you continue to learn how to hack, you will realize how important it is to learn how to use the Linux operating system. Need some convincing? Here are a couple facts:
1. Millions of servers on the internet run on the Linux operating system. You must learn the operating system to be able to penetrate these web servers.
2. Some of the best hacking programs only run on Linux. 

Choosing a distribution
Linux distribution is the Linux kernel (- central component of an operating system.) plus a collection of applications. If you are a beginner to Linux, I would suggest starting with Ubuntu as your first Linux distribution. It is simple to install and very user friendly. To see a full list of the most popular distributions can go to .

Running Linux
There are many ways to get Linux up and running. Most specially  I will show you how to use linux by virtual machine box…

Live CD
Live CD’s are usually used to test and play around with a Linux distribution. With a Live CD, you do not have to install the OS(operating system) onto your hard drive because it runs off the disc on boot. Because it is running off a disc, you won’t be able to permanently modify any system files. Everything you do will be stored temporarily in your RAM.

Wubi is my favorite option. With the Wubi installer you can install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application. You can use the Live CD version to install Wubi if you followed the steps above and downloaded it. Or you can download the full 5 gigabyte version from .

This is by far my favorite way to run any Linux distribution if I just want to try it out. With VirtualBox you can run Linux within a Windows or Mac computer.
1.     First download VirtualBox at .
2.     Install it. 
3.      Open it up and click New on the top.

4.     Hit Next. 
5. Name it and choose Ubuntu from the drop-down list.

6. Choose the amount of RAM you would like to dedicate to running Linux. Choose about ¼ to ½ of your total RAM. I have 4 gigs of RAM, so I chose 512 MB.

7. choose virtualbox disk image and hit enter.

8. Here we choose whether we would like to create a dynamic or fixed hard disk image. If you have lots of space on your hard disk, I would go with a dynamic image so if you choose to download lots of programs it won’t be a problem. If you have limited drive space, you should go with a fixed-size image so that you don’t have to worry about going over too much.

9. Choose the amount of gigabytes you would like to dedicate to running Linux. I would go with 4 GB at the least.

10. Simply hit Finish.

11. to select the isoimage file go to settings and then storage as in figure.

12. You’re almost done! Hit ok. And then press start and enjoy LiNuX(ubuntu).
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