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New to Linux, looking for user docs
« on: February 22, 2020, 05:43:06 PM »
 

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I just installed Linux Lite on an old PC (not too old).  I'm starting a serious transition from Windows 10.  I need to move several applications over, a password manager, VPN software, a few other baseline apps.  I'll worry about user files later.

Question: Can I user any basic Linux how-to book with Linux Lite?  Looking for a basic overview of Linux. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 06:34:37 PM »
 

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I'm not a very experienced with Linux Lite. But, I've played with Linux since when we ftp'ed 21 1.44meg floppy diskette images (1994?). I left Windows 7 in 2014 when I was hearing more about how Windows 10 would be.

Pretty much any Linux book will be good. But, within Linux some distros like Linux Lite & Peppermint are Ubuntu-based. So, a book that's more Ubunbtu-oriented might be better than a book about Arch-based distros (like Manjaro). Ubuntu is based upon Debian. There are distros like Sparky and MX Linux that are based upon Debian too.

So, it could be helpful to keep in mind those relationships. It can be confusing when you hear about distros, how they differ. Peppermint & Linux Lite are based upon Ubuntu's LTS releases (long-term support). Ubuntu has more frequent releases. And then Sparky & MX go straight to the same Debian source as Ubuntu. Arch is very different (in my mind). Manjaro based on that. (Then there's redhat with yum(?) package manager.).

Probably the most frustrating thing about Linux is that there are different ways to do things. I use inxi -Fxrs for system information. But, some distros don't have inxi. You have to use another command. For example, Lubuntu uses "lspci -nnk". (There's synclient, and xinput.). I don't like all that variety in commands that can be used, or replace each other. Like, even apt. There's "apt-get install." And "apt install." I wish things were simpler, more uniform.



 

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 06:44:13 PM »
 

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I just installed Linux Lite on an old PC (not too old).  I'm starting a serious transition from Windows 10.  I need to move several applications over, a password manager, VPN software, a few other baseline apps.  I'll worry about user files later.

Question: Can I user any basic Linux how-to book with Linux Lite?  Looking for a basic overview of Linux. 

Thank you,

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Welcome to the forum @edspyhill05 You may start wih this https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/ read through it. Also, check this thread https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/off-topic/free-linux-ebooks/msg49629/#msg49629

Hope this helps! :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 04:15:59 PM »
 

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Thank you.  Iím looking for an old school book.  Does not need to be a Linux Lite specific book.

I found the tutorials when I did the install.  They wonít work for me.  This just might be the 4th or 5th try to switch to Linux that will also fizzle out.

I canít begin to transition from Windows to a Linux computer until I get familiar with Linux.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 05:28:10 PM »
 

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Thank you.  Iím looking for an old school book. 

The Linux Bible is 15 years old.  There are a lot of online Linux courses for free. Google "online linux course." Maybe sign up for a course to become certified in Linux.

This is probably a chicken/egg thing. If you try to prepare yourself through reading, you'll probably never feel prepared enough. I think most people dive in and ask questions on forums as the need for knowledge arises. Keep notes about the things you learn so you can refer back to that (I forget more than I learn).

Also, you don't have to rely exclusively on your distro's forum. There are generic Linux forums to ask questions too. Like the aptly named LinuxQuestions dot org.

I feel you. I tried to leave Windows 3-4 times going back to 1998. When I finally did it in 2014 I feared it would end again with me hanging my head in shame, returning to my abuser. Try, try, try again. IMO, nothing beats just diving in and seeing where it goes. Reading books can help. But, it's always going to be about "muscle memory."
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I just installed Linux Lite on an old PC (not too old).  I'm starting a serious transition from Windows 10.  I need to move several applications over, a password manager, VPN software, a few other baseline apps.  I'll worry about user files later.

Question: Can I user any basic Linux how-to book with Linux Lite?  Looking for a basic overview of Linux. 

Thank you,

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@edspyhill05

Yes any linux book will point you in the right direction - Ubuntu based would be ideal - Ubuntu 18.04 is base for LL4.8
Think of it as Computers - Windows - Windows specific version.


You could read a CentOS book, and apply the concepts to Ubuntu the commands will be slightly different.
Myself, I like to play and see what I can use with basic knowledge, sure I'll need to find the GUI or command for correct syntax.


But keep it easy so you don't burn out and give up.... Have a question ask away, everyone here is more than helpful. Look over the manual and peruse/search the forums...


Look in LITE SOFTWARE
You'll find some software to get you started - Clemintine (music) - KeePassXC (password mgr) and many more...


VPN - right click your network/wifi icon and can configure a VPN (if gray'd out - Edit Connections/Click the +/Choose VPN several avail)..
If looking for Cisco Anyconnect - I have configured on mine with a few additional steps..
Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 06:06:17 PM by firenice03
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