Originally Posted by jared515
Newb. Is there a sort of a tutorial/welcom guide type idea to inform me what I can do in linux. I've heard people say that you can do a lot with the programming. So i'm just wondering what about it is better than everythign else?
That is a very broad question...it all depends on what you want to do. If you want to do programming...yes there are all flavors available under linux. C, Fortran, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, C++, C#, Awk, Shell Scripting.
I suggest you spend some time getting familiar with Linux. Go to www.tldp.org
and browse through it to get some basics. I don't have any links for "welcome tutorial" but others here will give your some good pointers...
Welcome to Linux and good luck.