Beginner’s Guide to Linux

Many people have the intention to try Linux, but feel a little overwhelmed because you think something is terribly complex and complicated. This is not so. To demonstrate this, we have developed 6 lessons for “newbies” in order that anyone can install Linux and leave it “ready”.



Lesson 1: Why Install Linux?

The question makes more sense if I give back, why not try Linux? Android is based on Linux, the vast majority of the world use Linux servers, also used in NASA and CERN. The truth is we already use Linux without realizing (Android) and experts prefer to use Linux in those critical cases where it is necessary to have a stable, secure and efficient system.

So why not use Linux on our desktops or in our notebooks / netbooks? Simple, because Windows, through a number of agreements with hardware manufacturers, installed by default and we all go it.t used to Now, does that mean it is better than Linux? Well, no.

In this guide we detail some of the reasons why you should try Linux.

Lesson 2: Choosing the right distribution

Once you’ve decided to take a chance on Linux, you need to find the perfect distribution for you. Do not you know what is a distribution? Accurate? Help choosing one? So this lesson is made ​​for you.

Lesson 3: Installing Linux

Before, it is important to know that it is possible to test the Linux distribution of your choice without having to install it on the hard disk, and thus check the compatibility of this distribution with the hardware on your machine, without incurring accidental erasure information.

Whether to try to install Linux as needed to make certain preliminary steps (such as UEFI / BIOS set to boot from the CD / DVD / USB). Again, the Lesson 2 will help you solve all your questions on this subject, perhaps one of the harshest for “newbies” although it is not as difficult as it first appears.

Finally, comes the installation of the selected distribution. As a general recommendation, I will make videos: how to install “step by step” your preferred Linux distribution. In this blog you will find several of these written guides for the following distribution: Linux Mint.

Lesson 4: What to do after installing …

Now that you install your Linux distribution, it was time to personalize it. Unlike Windows, Linux can be modified and set ALL according to the taste and needs of each. In this blog you will find  guides to know “what to do after installing  Linux Mint One of the most Popular Distros

Lesson 5: Installing applications

Linux distributions come with an application package by default. However, many times this is not enough. In this lesson are explained from the different methods for how to install new applications on Linux.

Lesson 6: Where and how to get help

The first reference to solving a problem is Wiki (like Wikipedia page generated by the community) Support Forums or distribution you use. Depending on the degree of popularity of the distribution. Among the wikis and forums are the most important support of Ubuntu , Linux Mint , Debian , Fedora , Arch Linux , among others.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that it is not only important to know where to ask for help but also how to ask. To do this, you need to have even a minimal knowledge of certain issues, such as knowing where the log files (log files) stored and what information each and master some basic commands to identify the hardware and / or software configuration used. The sum of this information will facilitate the task of those who want to help you as they will have a clear idea not only of the problem itself but also on the configuration of your system and hardware used (which could be possibly causing the problem ).

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