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What is Linux?
What distro is best for me?
Should I get 32bit or 64bit?
What is a Live CD?

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How soon will you ship my order?
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(Q) What is Linux?
(A) Linux is, in simplest terms, an operating system. It is the software on a computer that enables applications and the computer operator to access the devices on the computer to perform desired functions. The operating system (OS) relays instructions from an application to, for instance, the computer's processor. The processor performs the instructed task, then sends the results back to the application via the operating system.
Linux is very similar to other operating systems, such as Windows and OS X. Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers to consumer devices.
As an open operating system, Linux is developed collaboratively, meaning no one company is solely responsible for its development or ongoing support. Companies participating in the Linux economy share research and development costs with their partners and competitors. This spreading of development burden amongst individuals and companies has resulted in a large and efficient ecosystem and unheralded software innovation.
Over 1,000 developers, from at least 100 different companies, contribute to every kernel release. In the past two years alone, over 3,200 developers from 200 companies have contributed to the kernel--which is just one small piece of a Linux distribution.

(Q) What distro is best for me?
(A) There are many different versions of Linux, and unlike other commercial operating systems that are controlled, distributed and supported by only one company, the core of Linux is free to distribute and use. This creates a situation in which numerous companies, organizations and individuals have developed their own specific version of the Linux operating system. When these versions are made publicly available for use, they are known as distributions.

The version of Linux you choose to use is a personal choice based on needs and experience level.
-- We suggest you check out this article from Linux.com for more info on choosing a Linux distro. --

(Q) Should I get 32bit or 64bit?
(A) Use 64-bit, unless you have a specific and good reason to use 32-bit or the processor doesn't support it..

In a 64-bit system, applications use more RAM than the same applications in a 32-bit system. So if you have a computer with relatively little RAM (2 GB or less), then 32-bit is definitely the better choice. For with 2 GB RAM or less, you'll even notice the performance difference during simple, "light" home usage. Typically 32-bit operating systems can only support up to 4 gigabytes of memory, while a 64-bit OS can theoretically support upwards of billions of gigabytes. 64-bit operating systems are limited by artificial software and hardware ceilings, but the ceilings are still much higher than a 32-bit OS. So the short answer for memory support is this: if you want more than 4 gigs of memory, you’ll need a 64-bit OS.

(Q) What is a Live CD?
(A) A live CD, live DVD, or live disc is a complete bootable computer installation including operating system which runs in a computer's memory, rather than loading from a hard disk drive; the CD itself is read-only. It allows users to run an operating system for any purpose without installing it or making any changes to the computer's configuration. Live CDs can run on a computer without secondary storage, such as a hard disk drive, or with a corrupted hard disk drive or file system, allowing data recovery. A live ISO is an ISO image of a Live CD which can be used in virtual machine environments, mounted as if it were a CD/DVD and used as the virtual machine's boot CD. Live CDs, ISOs, and images usually include an operating system available without charge or restrictive license such as Linux, rather than a commercial one such as Microsoft Windows, for legal rather than technical reasons.

(Q) What countries do you ship to?
(A) We ship to: USA and Canada. More shipping options are available on our eBay store. http://stores.ebay.com/shoplinuxonline

(Q) How soon will you ship my order?
(A) We try to ship all orders within 24 hours from time of order.

(Q) Which carriers do you ship with?
(A) Our shopping cart will show prices for USPS and for UPS (UPS has been disabled due to covid restrictions, should be available again soon).

(Q) What payment methods do you accept?
(A) We accept Paypal, Amazon Payments, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and JCB. Credit Cards are processed through Braintree

(Q) Is your website secure?
(A) Yes. We use SSL(https) site wide on shoplinuxonline.com

(Q) What is an Affiliate Program? How does it work?
(A) An Affiliate Program is a revenue sharing program where the affiliate drives traffic to a merchant's web site in exchange for referral commissions. When a user clicks on the affiliate link to the merchant’s website and completes a purchase, he (she) gets a commission!

(Q) How do I get started?
(A) Step 1. Login to your account here on ShopLinuxOnline.com and click on 'Affilaite Program' in the left side menu to sign up to the program.
Step 2. Accept the Terms & conditions. Once your application is approved, you will get access to the banners, coupon codes and text links that you can place on your website.
Step 3. Start collecting your commissions!

(Q) How much the participation cost?
(A) The membership in our Affiliate Program is absolutely free. As an active participant you just need to keep linking and collect your commissions.

(Q) Who can participate in the Affiliate Program?
(A) Anyone! (Terms and Conditions) It doesn’t matter whether you run a large ecommerce website or a small blog you are welcome to join our program.

(Q) How are sales tracked?
(A) Once your membership is approved, you will be provided with banners, text links and other marketing materials that you can promote on your website. When users click on one of the links you placed, they will be directed to our site and their activity will be tracked by our affiliate program.

(Q) How much will I earn?
(A) All affiliates can get a commission from each purchase made by their referrals. Current commission is 18% We pay commissions upon your withdrawal request and when the commission balance is sufficient. Commissions are held for 30 days and there is a minimum $25 payout.