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5 Things All New Linux Converts Should Know

If you’ve recently converted to Linux from Windows, or if you’re just giving Linux a shot, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat about how Linux works and where the major differences are when compared to Windows. Here are 5 things all new Linux users should know.

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Created by nemilar 7 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 47 weeks ago
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Free: A Newbie's Getting Started Guide to Linux

Like many things, venturing off into a completely unknown world can seem rather scary, and also be pretty difficult in the beginning. It's while adapting to the unknown, that one needs a guiding, and caring hand. This guide will tell you all you need to know in 20 illustrated pages, helping you to take your first steps

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Created by linuxtips 8 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 2 weeks ago
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Why must everything be newbie-friendly?

I love Ubuntu as much as the next person, and I won’t ever say a bad thing about it. (Okay, well, not too many bad things about it.) I cut my teeth on Linux with Ubuntu, and provided it never reneges on its core promises, I doubt I’ll ever be anything other than pretty-pleased with it.

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Created by MBP2000 9 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 48 weeks ago
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Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?

Over the past year or so I’ve noticed an increasing number of newbies (a term which I use affectionately) interested in taking Linux for a spin - for example, the number or emails I’m getting on the subject from zero a year ago to several dozen a week. The reasons for their interest in Linux are many and varied, as is the level of commitment to making the switch from Windows or Mac.

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Created by dave 10 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 5 weeks ago
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Revealing Errors

Groups that campaign for free technology, like the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tend to be supported primarily by technologists. Both groups have struggled to communicate their messages to non-geeks.

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Created by anna 10 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 26 weeks ago
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