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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. 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.
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* [[What is Linux?]] - A friendly [[FAQ]] outlining the history of Linux, and what it can do for you * [[What is Linux?]] - A friendly [[FAQ]] outlining the history of Linux, and what it can do for you

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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.
  • Linux and Games - Information about games running in Linux
  • Hardware - Hardware that works with Linux
  • Software - How to get software and how to use it
  • LXF HOWTOs - Guides on using Linux


Some helpful links

  • The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide (http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org) - A straight-forward, no jargon tutorial to choosing, using and installing Linux onto your computer.
  • Manual pages are available at the command line, but they're also 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.
  • 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. Also see Smart BootManager's Homepage (http://btmgr.webframe.org/).

If your ISP gives you a Speedtouch USB broadband modem, this (http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/) might help.