How to learn Linux quickly and easily


A quick question with a long answer. Actually there is nothing difficult in Linux if you already understand the basics of operating a computer OS. If you are used to working with Windows, then in no time you'll quickly understand and master Linux.

The difficulties faced by beginners generally revolved around the selection of Linux distributions (... yes, there are hundreds of 'type' Linux in front of you !...), partitioning and installation techniques (neighboring dizzy, lost all data on the hard drive because of trying to install !...), linux and accessing data files that already exist (... what will happen to the data on my Windows ?...).

The next problem is the selection of the technical work program and utility usage on Linux systems.

Here are some tips that we recommend:

Tips 1: Choose a popular distro
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Yes, find information and get an installation CD distro that popular in your neighborhood. If many colleagues use Mandrake Linux, why not take use Mandrake. If the cafe next door to use SuSE Linux, SuSE yes CD look, I'll be chatting in the cafe next door.

The more popular distro of your choice, more and more colleagues who understand and are ready to help you trouble.

Tips 2: Use a Live CD. What is a Live CD?

This is one of the innovative use of Linux operating system. You do not need to install Linux or sacrificing content of your hard drive to operate Linux. With the Live CD, you can run Linux on your computer safely (read: Windows) via a CD. You can just boot the computer with the Live CD, wait a minute, now ... operate 'Linux computers' instant you.

Although the run from a CD, you can use Linux programs and utilities are complete and normally as if you're running a Linux that is installed on the hard drive. Sessions were completed with a Linux Live CD, you can re-use the old OS on the hard drive, as in the past.

Currently there are several options Live CD Linux distribution (nah!). Confused select Live CD? remember Tip 1. If you are familiar with Linux operating techniques, the new Install Linux on your hard drive permanently.


Tips 3: Read and read.

You have trouble getting a strong partner on Linux? Do not despair, Linux provides a complete documentation about the various things on topic, technique, or program you want to know.

Today is also supplied books Linux, select (... and buy) the topic of the book to suit your needs. Alternatively, on the internet available a variety of articles and technical guidance on the use of Linux is ready for you to download for free.

Tips 4: provide an umbrella before it rains..

Backup all data on your hard drive before installing Linux. In many cases, because a wrong move, the entire contents of the hard drive destroyed after trying to install Linux.

Prepare enough CDs or move data to another hard drive. All become easier and faster if you install Linux on blank hard drive / new, but if none, then the backup data is always recommended. If you've put the data in its own folder, separate partition, or even a separate hard drive, then the procedure pembackupan and data recovery (if needed) will be easy and quick. However, if your data is scattered in various corners of the folder, then now is the time you learn to be disciplined in managing data properly and efficiently. Do it before it's too late.

Tips 5: Why bother?

"Why do I have a headache thinking about technical things, select distros, partitions, install, backup, let alone? I use Windows also never bothered to install, select the OS, applications, blah blah. Everything was ready on the new PC! I just want to Linux used to be safe from the sweeping, I just need a PC to create letters and reports routine ".

Once the phrase about the relationship. Yes, there is truth to this idea. You do not have to bother thinking about technical things to work with Linux computers. Out there are many providers of technical services that will help the transition process in your office system.
Set aside some budget for the preparation of a Linux system on your PC, and you just use it. Easily as you do when using Windows.

Tips 6: Many roads lead to the data.

Just like in Windows, you can work and choose a specific application to perform a specific task. You just need to know the frontier of applications and program alternatives that you can use. Linux has a variety of software for various purposes. How to operate in general are the same.

Open, Close, Save, Copy, Paste, are standard terms that you can recognize in each application program, including on Linux.

Most Linux applications are able to read and process the data types that you have created or you have when using Windows. For example if the data file of documents, though the numbers of data, presentation files, pictures, movies and songs to the collection. See Tip 2 to familiarize yourself with Linux applications.

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