1. How do you find out how much hard drive space is available?
# How much free/used drive space
2 Do you or anyone know a website that would be helpful to a new linux user as myself
Linux isn't for dummies!
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
Linux Administration Made Easy
3. Monitoring stuff
In addition to the ones mentioned, you always have the system log you can monitor.
# Watch error messages as they happen (sysklog needed)
as root, tail -f /var/log/messages
(shows last 10 lines, use a number in front of f
for more lines)