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Old 01-17-2016, 04:33 PM   #1
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finding out about linux


Hi! my name is James and im taking Linux for the first time,and I would like to know how can I use Linux to benefit me?
 
Old 01-17-2016, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hi! my name is James and im taking Linux for the first time,and I would like to know how can I use Linux to benefit me?
Welcome to the forum.
What version of Linux are you using? It would help if you told us what your computer needs are, for example is it mostly email, web browsing, online shopping or are you more creative, doing things like web page design and layout?
 
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:00 PM   #3
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Hi! my name is James and im taking Linux for the first time,and I would like to know how can I use Linux to benefit me?
Hi James, welcome to the forum

That's a pretty broad question and without more details of what you're needing, it would be hard to give you a more "personalized" answer.

What are you seeking to do with Linux and what kinds of software are you interested in? Have you installed a distribution yet? Anything else that would help us give you an answer?

Regards...
 
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:22 PM   #4
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Hi. Load them up (perhaps "live" or VM at first) and try them out, free...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-in-all-35750/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post5478812

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5479809

Best wishes and have fun!

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Old 01-17-2016, 06:49 PM   #5
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there is no way anyone can answer that

it is like asking
" what motor vehicle is best for me "

if it is a CAR and you NEED a Truck
then it will NOT help .
 
Old 01-17-2016, 07:40 PM   #6
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Need data

What would you want to use a computer for that would benefit you?
Once we know that, we might make some suggestions.
Lacking that information, we are guessing.

There are probably several good linux distributions for almost any purpose to which a computer might be put. To advise you without knowing you or what you might want to do would make any advice most likley to miss that mark.
 
Old 01-18-2016, 02:20 AM   #7
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Read this, it's old but still good reading:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 01-18-2016, 12:03 PM   #8
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If you're choosing a distro, here's a bit of advice
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5479718

Once you've found one you like
> Don't be afraid to try things out. Work your way through the menu and see what all the programs and tools do.
> For help, read the manual or wiki at the distro's website and also the information atthe Desktop's website. If that fails, ask us.

How will it benefit you? Well, it won't give you instant sex-appeal or an improved IQ, but it will give you a reliable computer with no malware!
 
Old 01-18-2016, 12:22 PM   #9
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Hi! my name is James and im taking Linux for the first time,and I would like to know how can I use Linux to benefit me?
it can increes you logical thought proccess while typing config files, and Bash Scripts to let the system do the work for you - you can learn basic one handed keyboard strokes while sipping on a coke or your fav beverage at the same time. you can change any software program within the OS and change the OS itself to your liking - because it is open source.

you can change your DT or WM at a moments notice if you deside you want a totally different look, no longer do you have to wait for Windows to do a major update and can only hope you get a DT you like to use and look at.

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