How can we use Linux without installing?

What is OS (operating system)? The operating system is the Software on which we run application software. I am defining OS for...

Linux without installing

What is OS (operating system)?

The operating system is the Software on which we run application software. I am defining OS for those who are not familiar with the term operating system. Examples of the operating system are Windows by Microsoft, Apple’s Macintosh, Linux, and Android by Google. The non-technical persons may be familiar with the two operating systems only namely Windows and Macintosh. But today I will tell you that there are hundreds of OS available free over the internet which you can use. So, I will be telling you about Linux which is free and easily usable. We do not need to install Linux on the computer to use it; it is usable via USB (pen drive). We can use Linux without installing it.

The number of Linux OS available to Download:

Linux was developed by Linus Torvalds. He made it possible to have an operating system that could be used free of cost. We pay many dollars for Mackintosh and Windows operating systems just because we are used to these operating systems. As Linux is free, developers widely use it as they don’t want to pay for it. So they use Linux according to their choice. You can also use Linux by just downloading the OS and using it without installing it. There are many Linux versions available which even many developers don’t know because of its changeable nature. Here is the list of different Linux OS which is easy to use, and install, and have plug-and-play functions.

  1. Ubuntu
  2. Mint
  3. Redhat 
  4. Fedora 
  5. Debian
  6. CentOS 
  7. Knoppix 
  8. Mageia
  9. OpenSuse 
  10. Slackware
  11. Gentoo 

How you can install and Use Linux without installing:

There are many ways to use the Linux operating system. You can easily use it using a compact disk or USB, pen drive. Nowadays people prefer pen drives. So, I suggest you use the pen drive for booting.  To install or use the OS, you need to make your pen drive bootable. Now the question arises of how you can make your pen drive bootable. Well, the answer to your question is as easy as downloading the OS. There are some booting software Available with which you can make your pen drive bootable. Here is the list of the same.

These are booting software. You can download and use these booting software. I have provided the link for the same; you can click on the names of the software to get them.

Plug and play feature of Linux:

The OS is best known for its Plug and Play feature. That means you can use any OS of Linux without installing it on your actual hard drive. You can use the 2 GB pen drive for plug-and-play of the OS depending on the size. One can use it to test the compatibility with the hardware too. Not only this you can install the OS along with Windows. I also use the multi-operating system desktop, with Windows and Linux Mint. So go ahead download the free OS, boot it, and enjoy.

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Written by Robin Khokhar
Robin Khokhar is an SEO specialist who mostly writes on SEO. Thus sharing tips and tricks related to SEO, WordPress, blogging, and digital marketing, and related topics.

13 Replies to “How can we use Linux without installing?”

  1. Hi Robin,
    Love to read your post! Second time reading your article “how can we use Linux without installing”. This is really amazing idea! Appreciate it!
    Thank you!

  2. I am a big fan of open source application and Operating system’s and a huge fan of Linux specially Ubuntu. Thank you so much for this nice article.

  3. You can also use virtualization software to run Linux inside of Windows, an example would be Oracle VirtualBox which will let you run Virtual PCs and servers for free.

  4. You can also use Linux without installing it by using virtualization. For example Oracle has a free software called Virtualbox that will let you run Linux inside of Windows.

  5. Good … i wish i could use windows operating system and mac operating system without installing…… 🙁 By the way you can add Kali and backtrack Linux also 😀 😀

  6. Hey Robin, would you be able to do a post on the benefits on using Linux as an operating system for people who work daily in SEO and/or web development please? I’d be interested in reading it!

  7. Hello Robin,

    To be true I never knew of it as I never paid any attention to Linux OS, this plug and play seems quite nice for those who want to experience Linux.

    You took me 3.5 years back when I had my first encounter with Linux and that too when my university gave laptops to all students with Ubuntu installed 😛

    Apart from that I got to know about 11 other Linux OS, thanks for that.

    Hope to connect with you soon again, friend. 🙂

    And yeah one more thing, commentluv isn’t working, please check it out.

    Best Regards,

    1. Hi Karan,
      Thanks for the comments and mainly sharing your experience with us about Linux.
      And surely I will check the issue with comment Luv plugin.

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