Linux - NewbieThis 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!
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.
If you are new to linux Ubuntu will make the transition alot smoother. It was very easy to setup and what is great is that Ubuntu ver 6.06 starts up as a live cd. This will show you if your hardware works right out of the gate. It also gives you an Idea of what hardware you will need to work on getting installed.
You will not be happy with the performance in linux. With the exeption of the games that also have linux binaries (quake, doom, neverwinter nights...) you will not be happy.
If you like to experiment, and prefer the exitement that a crashing window manager provides - go for it (cedega).
Otherwise considder to keep using windows for gaming, and linux for, well, everything else. (There are amazing things you can do with a computer!)
For you i would suggest using Windows XP, sorry, it'll be less problems for you, since you're gamer.
That's why I dual boot. Quite frankly, I'm too lazy to fiddle with Cedega or Wine. Many Linux users have had success with Cedega and Wine. I think the games you're wanting to play may be a bigger factor. Although, many of the FPS games can be installed natively on a Linux OS.