Linux can be somewhat intimidating if you have never used it before. But now Linux is more easy to install and use than ever. So if you have been thinking about getting into Linux but haven’t yet taken the plunge, I have some tips and tutorials that I would like to share with you.
Getting Started with Linux is a great guide for beginners. It covers everything that you need to know to help you get started.
If you are not sure which distribution to install then I would like to recommend Ubuntu. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distros available and has a great user community. Ubuntu’s tagline is “Linux for human beings” and from personal experience I can understand why. It is very easy to install and use. If you don’t want to download it then you can have Ubuntu mail you the installation CD for free. They will even cover shipping.
Gnome is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. KDE is another popular desktop environment that some people prefer. Personally, I like them both. I would however, recommend that you try them both to see which one you prefer. Follow the instructions in the article Installing KDE on Ubuntu to help you install KDE after you have completed your Ubuntu installation.
For help with installing programs check out
How To Install Anything In Ubuntu.
And last but not least, be sure to top off your installation with a beautiful Ubuntu wallpaper.
If you are a Linux user, feel free to share any tips or tutorials that might help someone who is new to Linux.