LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
oklahoma62
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: texas
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
newbie here looking to learn linux . Just tired of windows snd a lot of the problems


I have picked a laptop to start my linux journey. It is a presario V6000 intell processor. I would appreciate any suggestions on which linux version anyone would suggest. I intend to use the laptop at home to learn linux and how to navigate around and search the net and research. thank you
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 01-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,362

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
Try a lot of live cds (20?) and find one that you like.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 01-14-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
Vegan
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Idaho
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 114
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 10
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
Here is a good place to start looking at which linux to use.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 01-14-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mint, OpenBSD
Posts: 11,340
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730
I will second the recommendation to burn some Live CDs, boot to them, and do some experimenting.

I started with Slackware, quite by accident, and I'm glad I did. I've used it quite happily for over five years.

If you learn your way around Slackware, no other Linux distro will ever intimidate you, and the Slacker community is quite welcoming and supportive. Just make sure you ask specific questions and tell them what you've tried.

Slackware and Debian are my favorites. I also like CentOS, even though it has a rep as a server OS. It's quite easy to use.

Although I use Ubuntu because it came on my laptop and the wireless works with the Broadcom chip, I am not a big Ubuntu fan, though it does live up to its promises--it works. I particularly do not like Ubuntu's default disabling of the root login and the su command, but sudo su is a good workaround. I just don't like having extra hurdles to jump in order to do administrative tasks.

Here are some resources I've found especially useful:

About dot com's intro to Linux. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but the information is solid. I wish it had been around when I started.

The Slackbook. It's Slackware-oriented, so it's very good on basics, such as permissions, file structure, the command line, and the like.

Garrels's Introduction to Linux. Extremely detailed and very thorough.

Linux is different from Windows. There is a learning curve. But in the long run it's much easier.

Welcome to Linux.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 01-14-2011, 11:47 PM   #5
oklahoma62
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: texas
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thank you all FOR THE ADVISE I LOOK FOWARD TO IT
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am new to linux and tired of virus' on windows sdupuy Linux - Newbie 5 12-17-2009 12:15 AM
Tired of windows problems hap99 LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 3 01-21-2006 12:15 AM
A lot of linux Mandrake Newbie questions |DC|Cid Linux - Software 3 11-04-2003 11:12 AM
Pfff...i got a lot to learn... da Perp Linux - Newbie 5 10-08-2001 04:55 AM
Boy, have I got a lot to learn! File Manager problem... patjones Linux - Newbie 2 06-23-2001 11:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration