New To Linux
Posted 28 November 2008 - 01:05 PM
First time users of linux from Windows: I would begrudgingly recommend Linspire or Freespire. I say begrudgingly, as, the last time I checked, you have to pay to use package manager. It seems, though, to be more lik Windows than any other distro.
For under resourced machines, or people only wanting to use a live CD, I would have o recommend puppy. Especially if you have two cd drives. It stores changed informtion on a file on the hard drive or us drive.
Mepis is even touted of setting up a live USB drive
Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:52 PM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:08 AM
I'd recommend Ubuntu personally, very nice distro. Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, is also very user-friendly in its style.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:40 PM
Then I would also like to add in that each distribution actually doesn't vary that much in difference other than where you start. Some distributions such as Ubuntu choose to give you most/all the tools you'll need to be an end-user quickly without any hassle while some others such as Gentoo will have you select what you want or don't want. Then just by hint, each distribution might compile a package differently (different triggers so that it contains more/less features or be optimal for a specific architecture) and the configuration for stuff such as your booting might vary, but just by a little bit. You aren't forced to use these though. If you learned using eINIT instead, SysV style, Kyuba, UpStart, BSD style, want openrc, whatever... you can easily replace it in GNU/Linux. You aren't obligated to use anything specific. So don't get too caught up on which Linux distribution to use first. I think you should pick one with a philosophy you like and then deviate from what is given to you to have the setup you want. Of course, there are some that might help you learn better a little such as if you try LFS, Gentoo, Arch Linux, or whatever... they will require you to do some work (specially LFS), but you could pretty much get away with following the manual and not understanding or retaining anything that you did.
Oh, and for Linux documentation... before I even bother Googling... I use man <blah>. Generally it will provide you with more than enough information on what you want to learn. It doesn't do questions though like "man where is my kernel?" haha so then you'd have to turn for Google for that.
Me, I am considering going for Linux+, but right now going for A+ cert. because a job requires it. I think I'll be able to blow that out of the water.
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