I know that Linux takes time to learn, and I am willing to use that time.
We should have a newbie of the month award, or something. This is an awesome attitude Mikael
So hi Mikael, and welcome to the Linux Mint forums
If you are going to spend time on the terminal, the http://ss64.com/bash/
may be a nice overview of some common commands. Three helpful commands are "man program
", "whatis program
", and "apropos terms
". The man command will show you the manual page ("manpage") of a command, giving you (usually) a lot of information on how to use it (or get an idea why to use it if you are new to it
). As an excercise to the reader, start with understanding the man command and then use it to find out about whatis and apropos
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I read the manpage of any unknown command before using it. What else are you interested in learning about?
The most helpful learning tool for me has been VirtualBox. If you have a somewhat powerful computer (4 GB memory or more), go ahead and install VirtualBox. You can install it from the Software Manager, or mintinstall, or just:
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sudo apt-get install virtualbox
Then install another copy of Linux Mint inside VirtualBox, on what is called a virtual machine. You can start that virtual machine and it will run the other Linux Mint in a window like it is a program. It's like having another computer and you can tinker and experiment with it without fear of breaking your primary Linux Mint
Be sure also to check out the Community
website (ideas, tutorials, and hardware and software reviews), and the Cinnamon Spices
website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon. Also check the mintBox
, the Linux Mint computer
You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.