Originally Posted by hannan00
Hannan here and I just have joined to this world. I am very new to linux/unix community and looking for to start from beginning . I am also tired of windows and want to move to linux. I have tried linux mint last year and that was really cool, but dont know much about it. could you please share some basic and introductory knowledge of yourself to me? every knowledge sharing will be greatly appriciated!
Hi Hannan! Well, I'm not super knowledgeable, but have tried several different Distros. Started many years ago with one of the first versions of Redhat. Did not really like their setup, so I tried Mandrake, (Now called Mandriva). Was a little more user friendly and easier to use with multimedia at that point. Later, a few years ago, started trying the Debian based distros. Tried Ubuntu but I prefer KDE so I then installed Kubuntu. Your Mint OS is also Debian based. But since I'm running Debian versions, decided I would try the father of all the spin-offs and run Debian. I am really liking it now. Not quite as simple as Kubuntu to set up, but not that much harder either. Only way to really learn is to do some things yourself right?
so I didn't want a system that fully sets itself up. Plus Debian is very stable and solid. So I'm running Debian on my workstation and Kubuntu on my laptop. Loving it
I do have a couple pdf files of things that may help you if you need them. I have one of Linux File hierarchy that explains the file system in depth, and a user guide for those new to GNU/Linux. Let me know if you need something like that. Just private message me with an email address and I can send to you.
Good luck and let me know!
btw, I'm posting here at work on Vista, sorry about that