Linux Newbie FAQ
For the content of this Wikipage, the rough definition of a Linux Newbie has been:
- "Someone who has recently been introduced to, has started using, or has yet to use, Linux".
The question/answer process of this page is designed toward the goal of "How do I DO stuff in Linux?", Not "What is Linux?". If you have a question that you think is common and should be added to the page, please plunge forward.
How can I dualboot different Operating Systems on my computer?
You should check guides specific to your distribution first, to see if they have instructions that may better suit your system.
Dual Booting Macs
Which distro should I use?
Where can I find Linux software to replace my Microsoft software?
What Antivirus/Firewall software should I use for my system?
How do I get/install Multimedia Codecs?
See Installing Codecs.
How do I defragment my filesystem on Linux?
Where can I get books or guides to learn more about using Linux in general ?
- Linux for newbies (en.wikibooks.org)
- Introduction to Linux, a hands on guide (www.tldp.org)
- Loads of unsorted links for beginners (loll.sourceforge.net)
- List of Linux books, beginners section (en.wikipedia.org)
- Where to find documentation
- Sectioned guide on learning to do specific tasks with Linux.
Where can I get more information regarding a specific distribution?
You can find more information on a respective distro here:
- Linuxintro - What Linux can do for you and how to accomplish it.
- Common Questions and misconceptions - A page explaining many random topics.
- Liveliest and most useful GNU/Linux places - You are new to the GNU/Linux world and want to have a feel for what it's all about ? Search no more !
- Ideal Linux System for Newbies?
- A slashdot Discussion dated Tue Dec 26 2006