You’ve researched what Linux is. You read our fantastic article about distributions and have picked your first. You know what processor architecture you have (32-bit or 64-bit). You’ve picked a desktop environment. You’re ready to go. But there’s something missing. You’ve yet to actually get your distribution. You still have to obtain it somehow. And… Read more »
So you’ve downloaded an operating system off the Internet. Now what? One option is to extract the downloaded file to a USB thumb drive. That’s the focus of today’s article. That and bad metaphors.
Installing Linux may require burning ISO images to a disc. Fortunately, it’s easy to do, and all major operating systems have burning tools available.
One day, Linux will rise against you by refusing to run a command without getting higher orders. There are two easy ways to gain root access and put the machine back in its place! ‘sudo’ and ‘su’.
It’s true, the Linux command-line is a scary beast. Many newcomers won’t touch this “terminal”. However the terminal has many advantages over the GUI, and should not be ignored!
The man pages are the documentation for terminal commands. Using them properly will improve your terminal skills, and save you from needing to memorize commands.
Search engines are magical tools. Sadly, they don’t always know what you are looking for and require strategy and finesse to extract the best results. We have some tips to help…