Linux - GeneralThis Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.
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.
View Poll Results: Which Linux Architecture Do You Use?
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 409. You may not vote on this poll
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Which Linux Architecture Do You Use?
The lasttwo semi-official LQ polls have over 600 and 300 votes, respectively. As mentioned in this thread, we plan to make these polls a regular occurrence at LQ. Next up, which is your preferred Linux Architecture?
i also run a Raspberry Pi, i believe the chipset is ARM for the RPi, and an Android phone. So thats two extra votes for ARM in addition to my 86_64 for server and workstations.
1 Server 86_64
3 laptops 86_64
1 notebook i686
1 RPi ARM
1 Android ARM
*maybe* 1 workstation 86_64, currently running win7 for specific applications not supported in Wine.
2 iMacs OSx 86_64 (BSD kernel)
1 MacBook OSx 86_64 (BSD kernel)
1 ea iPhone, iPod, iPad all BSD kernel running ARM chips.
I have 6 systems in my home four of which are 64 and two are 32 bit.
I still tend to run 32 bit versions of distros simply for the stability and compatibility they still have over their 64 bit versions. I do run several 64 bit distros for testing and haven't seen much of a performance increase when compared to their 32 bit versions, additionally in many distros recompiling the software in the repos to 64 bit is lagging behind, so while most of the software the devs feel is most important has been ported over, some you feel is crucial may not be, and may not be anytime soon.
I'm sure in a year or two I'll switch over but at the moment it seems the benefit of the 64 bit versions are generally outweighed by the drawbacks.
I voted "x86_64", but I might not be eligible to vote, since I only downloaded and tried it today (Mint Linux 15, and it worked no problem, I downloaded the .ISO file, used a Windows program called "Universal-USB-Installer-126.96.36.199.exe" to transfer it to an SD card, and by changing the Boot Order in the BIOS of my laptop, managed to boot straight away into the Linux installation on the card.
I'm new to Linux, so I can't really judge Mint Linux, but for a total beginner it boots flawlessly, and doesn't ask any (seemingly cryptic) technical questions before it gets to the desktop.