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Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:05:28 AM »
 

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This isn't really a tutorial, but seemed like the right place to put it.  (Valtam -- go ahead and move post if think it belongs somewhere else.)  Thought might be nice to have a handy list of information sources covering some of the basics in one place.  To Everyone -- feel free to add good sites you've found that might be especially helpful to beginners.

Linux Basics:  Useful Beginner Information

General:

Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
A free downloadable book that is a good beginner overview for Linux.  It's the fifth book down the list on this page:  Linux Documentation Project Guides.

Find Quality Apps that Run on Linux

Desktop Environments for Linux

Linux-Bible  (Added 7/22/14 from post by NewYorker.)

Linux Beginner Search Engine


Various Mix of Tutorials:

Free Linux Tutorials

Ubuntu-related Tutorials

Linux Tutorials:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide


Command Line Basics:

Introduction to the Command Line

LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

Linux Shortcuts and Commands


The Linux File System:

Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

Linux File Systems Explained


Partitioning Drives & Mounting Partitions:

Guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux

Guide to Partitioning

GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial

How to Move Home Directory to a Separate Partition After Installation.

Mounting Partitions Automatically

Mounting Windows Partitions

Mounting USB Drives

Fstab

HowTo: Using Bind to Remount Part of a Partition


Grub2 Bootloader Information:

GRUB 2 bootloader - Full tutorial

Grub2

How to Fix/Reinstall Grub from a Live DVD/USB

Boot-Repair Utility


Networking:

Linux Home Networking

Networking Guide

Samba Documentation

Set-up NFS


Miscellaneous:

GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline

All the Best Linux Cheat Sheets

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows/Philosophy

Linux is Not Windows



EDIT 7/22/2014:  removed The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide from list -- seems to no longer work properly as pointed out by Dookus.  Added Linux-Bible to the list after seeing post by NewYorker.

EDIT 3/29/15:  as noted by N4RPS, Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide site is working again, so added back on to the list.
Last Edit: March 29, 2015, 12:33:40 PM by gold_finger
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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 11:26:07 AM »
 

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+1, excellent info.  ~Scott
 

Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 11:52:04 PM »
 

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Fantastic resource, give this guy some rep points folks :)
 

Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 12:36:12 AM »
 

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Thanks Scott(0) & Valtam.

These are things I've collected over time that I wish I had when I first started out, so thought they would be handy for newcomers.
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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 01:11:00 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 02:48:53 PM »
 

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Wow!  Thank You.  Bookmarked this page and Thanked.

 

Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 07:23:27 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 02:18:45 PM »
 

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Nice info!
 

Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 04:31:56 PM »
 

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Great resources, really important thing to have. Both for first time linux users and as a little refresher for the pros.
 

Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 06:41:22 AM »
 

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Thank You for the benefit of your experience being passed on to us "ancient" newbies so we can learn new tricks  .

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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 12:46:54 PM »
 

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I am using Linuxlite 1.0.2 and love it very much.  It replaced win xp very well.  I am considering upgrading to LL 2.0.  How do I go about that?  Do just install over 1.0.2?  Is it any better than 1.0.2?  I am thinking maybe I should just stay with what I have since it works so well.  I would appreciate any help you may provide.
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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 04:07:08 PM »
 

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Hello!

The efforts people put forward here are an excellent expression of the concept of the Linux community at its best!

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


Personally I think more so here...
because of the aims of LL and it's target audience. kudos to Valtam & team.

I have been on many.. many.. many linux forums
It was the great folks on here that help me decide to stick with LL

Not forgetting ++ To gold_finger...  :)

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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014, 03:21:35 AM »
 

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Hello, dscott!

UIAM, Linux Lite 1.0.2 will continue to be supported through the end of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS life cycle (April 2017), so if you want to keep using it a while longer, you should be OK. You can always download the 2.0 ISO, cook up a LiveCD/USB from it, and try it out to see whether or not what you think about it compels you to move up.

Sadly, at this time, there is no upgrade path from 1.0.X versions to 2.0. Therefore, you'll have to start over with 2.0 from a fresh install. Actually,  I'm surprised that the current Windows/( )ubuntu upgrade options don't cause massive damage and grief to those who choose them by making a mess of everything...

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Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 05:16:51 AM »
 

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Here is another useful site for learning Linux: Linux tutorial. The site doesn't specifically covers Linux Lite but most of the stuff is similar.
 

Re: Linux Basics: Useful Beginner Information
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2014, 08:21:53 AM »
 

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Thanks for that.

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