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Old 07-28-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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New to linux


Hey. I'm new to linux. What should I do to start out.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hey. I'm new to linux. What should I do to start out.
Hello and welcome to the forum

First, it might be helpful to go through these guides to acquaint yourself with Linux...

http://linuxnewbieguide.org/

http://www.tecmint.com/free-online-l...for-beginners/

http://linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php

Second, what do you normally do while using a computer? What are you looking for in terms of software? What is the brand and model (and model number) of your system and what are its hardware specs, like the processor, amount of memory, video card, etc.? Do you like eye candy or a plain, simple interface? Perhaps we can help you find a distribution that fits your needs and likes, although distributions like Linux Mint and Ubuntu are usually recommended for beginners.

Regards...

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Old 07-28-2016, 10:04 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. For beginners, Linux Mint is very user friendly.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 10:09 PM   #4
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Adding to the above: whatever you normally do with computers, do that and more. Play a little, work a little, fall in love with the penguin. Have fun! We are not your boss, IBM, or Microsoft and we are not bothered a bit if you laugh on company time!


We do.



A LOT!
;-)
 
Old 07-29-2016, 01:28 AM   #5
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Hey. I'm new to linux. What should I do to start out.
Read books, practice with VM or a physical PC. Just get your hands wet with Linux OS.

Search web "Linux beginners guide". Ask this forum if you got stuck somewhere but first you need to help yourself.

Good luck!!
 
Old 07-30-2016, 05:54 AM   #6
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Hello kaibomo and welcome.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 08:39 AM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You could look at the sticky; Newbie alert: 50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP

Good list of Gnu/Linux that could be used by a newbie to test run a distribution.

Since your OP does not have system specifications, you should look at this to allow you to compose future posts here at LQ; http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...#faq_lqwelcome

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 07-31-2016, 10:09 PM   #8
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Hi.

Run it and have fun!
 
Old 08-02-2016, 03:27 AM   #9
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This is a few years old, but still worth a read
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 08-02-2016, 11:55 AM   #10
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I'd agree that Mint is a good place to start. For a start, it has a good user guide:
https://linuxmint.com/documentation.php
You can run it off a usb stick to learn a bit at first before you decide whether to install it.

The best way to learn is to use it. Always be prepared to experiment: ask what does this do, how could I do that, and so on. So long as you never alter a configuration file without making a backup copy, you can always recover from any mistakes you make.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 12:30 PM   #11
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