How to download any Linux distribution? Head over to the official site and download it. But there are some people who always keep on experimenting by trying out different Linux distros. For such persons, Get Linux can come in as a really handy tool.
Get Linux is an open source and portable download client with a server side library of operating systems. In short, this download client helps in downloading your favorite Linux based operating system. With this utility, one can download more than 100 Linux distributions, easily. To download, all a user needs to do is to select the Linux distribution from the list, select 32 bit or 64 bit OS and then click on “Download”.
Some may think why use this application, when they can download it from the official website. Using this application means that you’re always downloading the latest OS, and you don’t have to manually search for the ISO, there’s no need to even open a web browser. Just use Get Linux and download any flavor of Linux, as per your wish. Get Linux downloads ISO, PNG, JPG and OS.cfg (Script File).
A user can download many different operating systems like Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, PC-BSD, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, Linux Mint, Fuduntu, CentOS, Damn Small Linux, Xubuntu, Puppy Linux, Parted Magic, Fedora and many others. Select the operating system from this list and then download it. There are also other options to know more about that particular OS, by clicking on “Distrowatch” button. Those who want to know more about that OS can hit this button and they’ll be taken to the Distrowatch website. The “YouTube” button searches for that OS on YouTube and the “Website” button takes you to the official website of that developer.
If you’re searching for Ubuntu, for example, then just press “U” to scroll down the list, which helps in finding the desired OS faster.
Newly downloaded Linux OS will be saved in the same directory where the exe file of Get Linux is stored. If you want to change this setting, then click on “settings”.
There are also additional settings like what action would you like to perform once the download is over, enable startup sound, enable download complete sound and change time out limit.
If you’re on Windows XP, then you’ll need to download Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
You can download Get Linux from below link. Instead of the installer, download the “zip” file. Unzip it and run the application. This being a portable app, you can also carry around in a USB flash drive.