21 Jan 07
Introduction to Linux
Everyone wants their computer to perform faster and smoother, be more stable, more flexible, and crash less often. Some people are willing to put some effort into getting it. For those people, there is Linux.
Linux is an alternative operating system for people who need more than other operating systems offer. It is faster, more stable, more flexible, and more powerful than Windows. It is more secure and more scalable than almost anything out there, and it has been gathering steam for several years in the computer industry.
Linux has been around a while, but was difficult to use and relegated to the land of computer geeks when it first came out in the 1990's. Today, it is a user-friendly operating system that is gaining popularity as both a desktop and a server OS. Linux does require some effort to learn how to install and use, but if you are willing, your effort will be well rewarded.
If you are comfortable with computers but aren't yet familiar with Linux, I can show you how to get started. I'll ease you into the Linux world - helping you pick a distribution, install Linux, and start navigating the file system. I'll even give you enough basic commands to help you start turning your computer into anything you want it to be.
Read on learn the basics about Linux:
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