Everything has a beginning. In the case of Linux, we can venture, mess with him and try his luck. Or we can consult some of their guides and manuals.
There are two ways to approach a new topic, with theory and with practice. This is true of almost everything, and especially when we talk about technology. Some people take their new gadget out of their box, remove the security plastics, turn it on and start playing random buttons even if they do not know how it works.
Others are more cautious, and we prefer to dedicate some time to the manual that comes with it before turning on a newly acquired device. Also, thanks to the Internet we can expand what we know by consulting articles and online guides.
In the case of Linux, which is the language that occupies us in this article, we can use the two strategies, although to mess with Linux you will need to install it previously. For this, you can help a virtual machine with VirtualBox to avoid dislikes on your main computer.
Anyway, take a look at any of the abundant guides on Linux that will be very useful to familiarize us with concepts, names and ways of doing. It may differ from the operating system to which we are accustomed, usually, Windows.
Currently, Linux little or nothing has to envy Windows or macOS. The three operating systems are increasingly similar, inside and out, and while there are differences in the variety of applications and operation, luckily, having notions of Mac or Windows is more a help than a disadvantage to start with Linux.
Let’s see some Linux guides to see if you want to start with this operating system, and you do not know how.
Simple, practical and direct, this is the Guide for Beginners in Linux that we will find in the specialized portal DesdeLinux.
Why leap to Linux? What distribution to choose? How to install it? What to do after? These and many other questions are answered in different articles that are part of this guide for non-Linux users.
Instead of staying in general concepts, the guide offers specific instructions for the most popular distributions, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian or Fedora.
Ubuntu Desktop Guide
In any documentation compilation on Linux, you have to include the significant contributors, like Ubuntu, one of the most popular distributions.
Thanks to the Ubuntu Desktop Guide, which is updated with each new release, we will learn basic notions about how this operating system works, your GNOME desktop and how to perform everyday tasks such as installing software, configuring hardware, playing multimedia content or customizing the configuration of the system.
On the other hand, we also have at hand the Frequently Asked Questions or Common Questions of Ubuntu, in English, where we will know the different versions of Ubuntu and everything is necessary to install Ubuntu on our PC, to know if our hardware is compatible, etc.
Linux beginner’s guide
Another excellent compilation of articles to help us get started with Linux is the Linux Beginner’s Guide from the Professional Review specialist portal.
Like the first guide we have seen, it gives us reasons to start with Linux, tips for choosing a distribution among the most popular, how to install it and what to do next so that everything works correctly.
The guide is very specific and easy to follow, without getting lost in concepts and technical words. Direct to the core to familiarize ourselves with Linux.
The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
If you handle well with English, The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide offers a comprehensive guide by chapters to learn everything we need to know about Linux, why use it, the most recommended distributions, steps to follow to install Linux before, during and after, and even how to learn to use terminal commands.
GLUP – Linux User’s Guide
The Linux User’s Guide is one of the first manuals dedicated to this operating system, a classic of the Linux era literature written by Larry Greenfield in the 90s, which is still a very technical reference if you want to master the text mode and the Linux and Unix command.
In the Programmer’s Bible, you can consult this guide in online mode, from your browser, or download it directly in PDF format to read with any reader of eBooks.
If you want to go beyond the Linux desktop and you are interested in knowing all the ins and outs of the terminal and the commands, this reference work is what you need.