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More Thoughts on how to introduce a person to Linux

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a good blog entry on how to gracefully introduce a person to Linux. I would like to add a few more pointers to her excellent “moving” blog entry:

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Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 1: Getting What You Want

http://www.linuxinsider.com

For newcomers to the open source world, selecting a Linux desktop from the many available choices can seem overwhelming. But don't let that stop you! There's plenty of free expert advice available online to help you narrow the field and figure out which distro is likely to best suit your needs.

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Created by sofiajanney 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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Which Linux do you tell n00bs to use?

http://it.toolbox.com

As you were frantically pounding away at your keyboard, your workmate asks what sort of operating system you are using. Your eyes light up, you switch to evangilistic mode and start spouting the benefits of Linux.

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Please Don't Show the Command Line to the Uninitiated

http://www.igneousquill.net

Not long ago I had the opportunity to show off GNU/Linux to a friend. She's been a lifelong Windows users and is just your average, non-technical computer user. Everything was going fine [until] I opened the command line.

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Linux for Anyone?

http://fullmetalgerbil.com

Over the past couple of months or so I’ve mentioned how Slackware isn’t exactly beginner-prohibitive. I still believe that, and going even further I’ll say that basically anyone can run Linux using a good solid starter distribution like Ubuntu, Mint or Zenwalk (or any number of others actually, or even PCBSD).

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Linux.com Still Unhelpful for New Users

http://www.workswithu.com

Linux.com, which was taken over recently by the Linux Foundation and received a major overhaul, has gone live.  The site has a slicker look and contains a lot of useful information targeted at experienced Linux users.  Unfortunately, like the old Linux.com, the site is not a very intuitive resource for beginners.

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Zen For Ubuntu Users

http://zenlife.comze.com

I am reading a lot of posts where new users are completely discourages by the seemingly over-complexity of Linux. They have the Windows background and they use Linux like it was Windows. The learning curve in Linux can be steep.

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Created by paul.g.hunter 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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GUI Programming in Python For Beginners: Create a Timer in 30 Minutes

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Python programming is all the rage, because the language has such simple, clean syntax, is easy to learn and has lots of libraries available. But best of all, you're not limited to writing command-line applications. Python has at least four ways to make graphical apps, but today I'll concentrate on one: TkInter.

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Open source programming languages for kids

http://www.linux.com

The past couple of years have seen an explosion of open source programming languages and utilities that are geared toward children. Many of these efforts are based around the idea that, since the days of BASIC, programming environments have become far too complex for untrained minds to wrap themselves around.

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Created by helix 5 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 51 weeks ago
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Your mom Kubuntus!

http://education.zdnet.com

"Sorry, my students’ steady stream of “your mom” jokes brings out my inner 14-year old. However, this is the first in my series this summer of training for the masses (see * for dummies) and the point is that your mom (or your grandmother, or your most typewriter-bound secretary) could quite easily Kubuntu (or Ubuntu, or SUSE, or whatever)."

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Linux for Newbies

http://www.pimpyourlinux.com

Are you interested in moving to Linux, but have no idea how the terminal works? Are you used to commands like “dir” in dos, but have no idea how to do them in Linux? Well, then this is the site for you. If you’ve just started University Computing Science, or if you’ve just started Linux on your job, this is a great guide to get you started with the basic commands.

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