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* [[distros]] - What is a distro, and what's the difference between them? * [[distros]] - What is a distro, and what's the difference between them?
* [[Recommended Reading]] - Links to newbie-friendly information where you can find out more. * [[Recommended Reading]] - Links to newbie-friendly information where you can find out more.
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 +'''Some helpful links'''
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 +Man pages are available at the command line but they're [http://linuxreviews.org/man/ here] in HTML format for ease of use
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 +Want to try several different distros [http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html Motub's multiboot page] will help
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 +Firefox [http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMozillaConfiguration.html Web Browser Configuration] on Linux for plug-ins and support applications
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 +The First and Only Magazine for the New Linux User http://www.tuxmagazine.com/
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 +[http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/ intros BY newbies FOR newbies]
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 +[http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/ LinuxPlanet] tutorials
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 +If you really are scared of Linux boot programs I understand [http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm this] will give you some functionality in Microsoft OSs
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 +Yeah to [http://btmgr.webframe.org/ Smart BootManager's Homepage]
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 +If your ISP gives you a crap speedtouch usb BB modem [http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/ this] might help

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This area of the site is specifically for newcomers to Linux. If you want to find out what Linux is, what a distribution is, the purpose of GPL software and how to get Linux and install it, this is the place.

  • What is Linux? - A friendly FAQ outlining the history of Linux, and what it can do for you
  • distros - What is a distro, and what's the difference between them?
  • Recommended Reading - Links to newbie-friendly information where you can find out more.


Some helpful links


Man pages are available at the command line but they're here (http://linuxreviews.org/man/) in HTML format for ease of use

Want to try several different distros Motub's multiboot page (http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html) will help

Firefox Web Browser Configuration (http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMozillaConfiguration.html) on Linux for plug-ins and support applications

The First and Only Magazine for the New Linux User http://www.tuxmagazine.com/

intros BY newbies FOR newbies (http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/)

LinuxPlanet (http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/) tutorials

If you really are scared of Linux boot programs I understand this (http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm) will give you some functionality in Microsoft OSs

Yeah to Smart BootManager's Homepage (http://btmgr.webframe.org/)

If your ISP gives you a crap speedtouch usb BB modem this (http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/) might help