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 +* [http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm Linux is '''NOT''' Windows] Make sure you want Linux by reading this ;-)
* [http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide] - A straight-forward, no jargon tutorial to choosing, using and installing Linux onto your computer. * [http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide] - A straight-forward, no jargon tutorial to choosing, using and installing Linux onto your computer.

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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

  • Linux is NOT Windows (http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm) Make sure you want Linux by reading this ;-)
  • 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.