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Old 01-19-2017, 12:26 PM   #16
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Hi.

Here is another new thread: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ce-4175597634/

...have fun!
 
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I think the video on the front page of this website by its founder+ summing up 25 years of Linux in 5 minutes is a good start.
I say that because I think it's very important to understand just what is going on here -- Linux will sometimes not work but remember what it is and why it exists.
After that -- get used to reinstalling for a little while as you forgot something the last time and changing distributions as you find one which does something better than the other then it fails.
If that sounds a little dull and bleak it is not -- I can honestly say that I, and anyone I know who uses Linux, feel so free using it that going back to Windows feels odd and lacking in features.

+Not sucking up -- I liked the video, might have some criticisms , but I would have left the site if it I didn't agree with it.
 
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I very strongly recommend the use of VirtualBox.™

It's free, it's backed by one of the largest and wealthiest software companies on the planet, and ... it works, beautifully.

Don't do a single thing to the host operating system that you're running right now. No "dual booting," "repartitioning," or any of that hazardous garbage. Just install VirtualBox and install the Linux(es) of your choice on the Virtual Machine(s) of your choice.

"<<Intel Corporation|AMD>> devoted 'an enormous amount of Pure Voodoo™' into their latest repective microprocessor designs," purely in support of Virtual Machinery,™ and ... "by gawd, it actually works!"

(And, let the record show, "most(!) of today's web sites run on virtual machines . . .")

The technology isolates your VM from your host and your host from your VM, but allows file sharing, virtual network connections and so-on to the extent that you want. Linux is fully aware of it and optimizes its behaviors accordingly.

Now you can play with Linux safely.

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Old 01-19-2017, 06:03 PM   #19
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Can't argue with that.
I always use Virtualbox to try things out first.
I even use it when trying out new software on my system, never mind OS's
 
Old 01-20-2017, 03:56 PM   #20
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Just realized you two may have missed this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...3/#post5657045
 
Old 02-01-2017, 06:22 AM   #21
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Quote:
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Hello I'm new here and trying to learn more about Linux. I don't know much about Linux my boyfriend thinks this is a good place for me to start learning things by asking questions. Any help will be good for me. Thanks
Welcome to Linux & LQ!

I just done a quick google search and found what looks like a good starting point for you (I have not read it all but...). Have a look at: http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/

While this seems to have been written about UNIX, from what I've seen a lot of it is transferable to Linux.

Here's another one (probably more relevant): https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...o-linux-basics

Have fun!
 
  


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