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    Again, I am an experienced newbie normally using Win XP.

    A friend gave me a copy of SLAX 6.1.2 ( Linux ) .

    I want to copy this CD which I used to boot into a non- working XP computer.

    1) Do I copy it as a DATA CD in my burning program ?????????

    2) Do I copy it as an ISO file ?????????? Remember I CAN boot from this CD.

    3) I DLed a copy of Puppy Linux from the internet.
    I "assume" this is an ISO file and CAN'T be used until I use a burning app to burn the ISO to CD ??
    Am I correct in that assumption ???????

    I don't want to keep burning coasters no matter how cheap CDs are today.

    4) Anyone know of any sites or preferably TRAINING CDs for Linux. There are all kinds of training CDs for Windows OS and MS Office ???????????

    Learning Linux in many ways is like learning computers all over again what with the terminology, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Either use a CD copying program, or extract the CD as an ISO and burn the ISO (actually, that is what CD copiers do)

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    Yes, an ISO would be my prefered choice in making a complete copy.

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    I think the best way to learn Linux is first to read the users' manual that comes with most distros (Ubuntu's or LinuxMint's are pretty good. Then just USE it, fool with it, play with it, and when you get hung up go to one of the many forums and search for what is probably a newbie question.

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