GeneralThis forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
PLEASE NOTE: All LQ Rules apply to the General forum. Flame wars, personal attacks, hostility, insults and behavior of that nature will not be tolerated. Differing opinions are one of the things that make this site great, but to benefit from differing opinions the discourse must happen respectfully and thoughtfully... without insult and personal attack. Members who are unable or unwilling to participate in General under those parameters will not be permitted to do so. If you see behavior of this nature please report it.
Sympathy might have been forthcoming if you had explained why you have become disheartened with Linux, and what features of Mac and Windows you find more attractive than with Linux. Simply stating, I have given up on Linux and decided to use something else, because linux is garbage, will generate a different response. People will see another person whining, because he or she cannot figure the system out. Honestly, we do not care if someone decides to stop using Linux. However, we would be interested in why the decision was made, if it were put forth in the form of information, as opposed to whining.
I am not a programmer but before I retired pc s where my biz since the sinclair Zx-81 that is a long time I used every system apple and pc, macs imacs androids and a lot of linux spin offs, on my pc I use Win 8 why ? Because I am flightsim addict and this is the only use on that pc, on my laptop is mint always latest edition, and now I am using my 7 inch samsing android, in my humble oppinion the majority of the private computer users can use any system they like to do the job for what these people need a computer, so in my opinion the only backdraw on linux is the gaming platform there are no games or simulations (exept for Xplane runs also on linux). So do i like linux Yes a lot for daily use, do I like Win Yes a lot for simming, do i update to Win 8.1 NO, I hate Windows, I just payed a lot for Win 8, and no a few weeks later I have to pay again to update to 8.1 not for 9 no, no just a small bugs update (I do not like to make the bill for how much I payed allraidy for operating systems during my computer time using), when using Linux you get it for free use it for free get updates for free, and when you find a spinoff you like donate to the people who made it and make the updates for you (beleave me the world is full of frees and gratis, but in the whole world there is nothing for free; except Linux.
Sad to hear that you want to leave Linux, but of course it is up to you which OS you prefer and should be none of our business.
Have fun. Be aware that if you regret your decision you can always come back.