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Linux Made Simple-A FREE Guide for Beginners

Posted 02-03-2017 at 12:00 AM by beachboy2
Updated 02-03-2017 at 02:10 AM by beachboy2

As well as using these LQ forums and blogs for valuable information, total newcomers to Linux may like to look at Linux Made Simple from the publishers of Linux Format magazine:
http://www.linuxformat.com/

Linux Made Simple is available FREE as a 143 page pdf:
https://ia801501.us.archive.org/12/i...le_2015_UK.pdf

Personally, I would much prefer on page 23 that they recommended creating 3 partitions, including...
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The Holy Grail for Linux users.....a USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box”!

Posted 01-15-2017 at 08:43 AM by beachboy2
Updated 12-27-2019 at 02:03 PM by beachboy2

One of the most common complaints on LQ Forums and other Linux forums is about wifi cards or adapters not being recognised in Linux.

Here are some typical lamented cries:

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But it works perfectly in Windows. Why doesn’t it work in Linux?
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How do I get my Ralink, Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek, Edimax etc wifi card working in Ubuntu/Mint/Debian etc?
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Can anybody recommend a wifi card that works "out-of-the-box in Linux”?
Here...
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Installing Linux on a new SSD (in a desktop PC with a second hard drive)

Posted 02-08-2016 at 09:31 AM by beachboy2
Updated 07-21-2017 at 02:16 AM by beachboy2

If, like me, you have a lot of data and a suitable conventional hard drive (HDD), then I recommend that you just buy the smallest, good-quality SSD you can find.

30GB or 60GB is more than enough to accommodate a Linux distro.

6 SSDs to consider:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...views-3235200/

NB Do bear in mind that cheaper, smaller capacity versions of the these drives are available in addition...
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Dual-boot Windows & Linux?

Posted 05-01-2015 at 10:53 AM by beachboy2
Updated 08-07-2017 at 02:54 AM by beachboy2

**Warning

Before attempting to dual-boot Linux on an existing Windows computer it is essential to backup all personal data to an external drive.

There are two main reasons why people may wish to dual-boot Windows and Linux:

1.) They are familiar with Windows and are perhaps interested in replacing it with Linux. They may be reluctant to ditch Windows completely, in case they do not get along with Linux 100% and so decide to keep a foot in both camps....
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