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#1 NickAu

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

 

What is this?
It's a collection of tutorials designed to help new Ubuntu users, in particular those coming from a Windows-using background.

What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is an operating system based on the Linux kernel. There are many operating systems that use the Linux kernel (sometimes these are called "Linux distros"), and Ubuntu is only one of hundreds of these. I don't recommend Ubuntu to everyone, but here are some things that make Ubuntu unique among Linux distributions:

Read more here.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:30 AM

I'm looking forward to your posts when you grip Debian...



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

Debian isn't totally bad, though it can be buggy, especially to one who is new to it. One of the good things about it is if one settles on a distro, it doesn't require re-install. Mint has a Debian edition, although many reports the Ubuntu based versions as being more user friendly. It is one of the longest standing Linux bases. Many Linux users doesn't bother with code, nor really has to, running the OS's as is, unless something is needed.

 

http://www.debian.org/intro/about#hardware

 

However we're all different & what may be hard for one to grasp, may be easy for another. When it comes to computer OS's, what one begins on affects the learning experience. After being a Windows user for 16 years (back in 2009), it took trying out at least a dozen distros & 5-6 months before settling on Mint.

 

These days, no matter the brand, be it Linux or Windows, there's a continual learning process to keep up with the times. Change is always lurking around the corner.

 

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

Wut? :scratchhead:



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

 

Read more here.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index

Fortunately, some of the coverage in the article has changed since written. Nowadays, we can pop in a DVD & enjoy a movie, use Skype & there's other proprietary software included to enhance the Ubuntu experience. On the 32 bit version, over 30,000 apps, on 64 bit, over 50,000, mostly 100% free of charges.

 

There's still work ahead, hopefully 14.04 will be the best Ubuntu ever!

 

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