What is the first question of a new Linux user? The answer is How to use Linux.Yes, Linux is the most popular open-source operating system, which used by different type of devices.Such as Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer, Super Computer, Smartphone, Web Server, Smart Car, PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), ATM Booth and also.But, as a beginner, you need to know how to use Linux easily on Desktop or Laptop/Notebook computer.And, you are here what are you need.
What is Linux
In a brief, Linux is a Kernel.It is the main part of an operating system which controls all of the hardware.On the other hand, it’s called the heart of an operating system.The Linux Kernel is created and developed by Linus Torvalds.And, all of Linux-based operating based on Linux Kernel which called Linux Distribution.
What is Linux Distribution
Now, we come to the point.Linux Distribution is the complete of Linux.As clearly, Linux Distribution is those Operating Systems which are completely ready-made for users.It can be a Desktop Operating System or Server.Linux Distributions are made by a different type of company’s or peoples.There are almost 3-4 thousand of distribution/distros in the world for different uses.The major distributions are Ubuntu,Linux Mint,Fedora,RedHat,Majaro,Arch,ZorinOS,OpenSuse,Slakeware,Gentoo etc.You can find more at Distro Special category in How to use Linux.net
So, How to use Linux
I’m extremely sorry because of the theoretical explanation.But, now we move to the real topic.
First of all, you need a Linux Distribution ISO.It may be Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Zorin OS etc.I prefer you to use Ubuntu.Because Ubuntu is the most popular Linux Distribution for a beginner.Also, it has actively developed by Canonical Corporation and Open Source lovers.You can also find many tutorials and guides about Ubuntu on the Internet.So, download an Ubuntu ISO and prepare it for installation.You can download ubuntu from the link below.
After downloading Ubuntu ISO, you need to install it properly. My suggestion is that please try to install Ubuntu alongside windows. Because it is the first time you use Ubuntu. You can follow this guide to dual boot Linux with Windows 8/ 8.1/ 10
Installation completed: Now what to do?
After installing Ubuntu, you need to set it up. The most important things that you need to install your preferable software such as office, any kind media player, internet browser etc. You can use Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic package manager, deb file manager, by the terminal and compile from the source. So, please follow this guide “How To Install Software In Linux” to install Ubuntu Software easily.
More and more…
Well, you have learned how to install Linux and installing your preferred application. You need to tweak something in your Linux OS. You can follow this guide to tweak your Linux usually this is an ultimate guide to tweaking Linux.
You have passed the beginner level. And now, go on the command line interface. This is the advanced level of Linux operating system. You can control your whole computer by command line. Follow this guide to learn the ultimate guide of Linux terminal.
At the end… Not end
This is not the end. Try to exploring Linux and make yourself as a Linux expert.
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