NewbieZone

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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


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.


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


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.


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.