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Linux Newbies Link Directory

Post by wei2912 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:41 am

I haven't been active on the forums recently. Instead I was helping out at the Mint IRC channels and discoverd that I have been looking for the same links over and over again. With this thread, hopefully I can end this cycle :)

Feel free to contribute!

Introduction to Linux

Introduction to Linux: Chapter 1.1 History [TLDP]

Anatomy of a well-intentioned Linux Troll (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the penguin) [a post about how Windows users end up trolling when they can't think the Linux way]

How to install software on Linux Mint [Linux Mint Forums]


Root and Sudo [Ubuntu Wiki - why you authenticate with sudo and not root, to those who come from other Linux distros]

How do I sudo a command in a script without being asked for a password? [AskUbuntu StackExchange]

Desktop Environments

Openbox guide [contains many useful tips for newbies to acheive something similar to a desktop environment using Openbox]

i3 Screencast [nice video introduction to i3wm]

Shell commands

8 deadly commands you should never run on Linux

Useful tiny commands [NixTuts]

Cowsay Fortunes [NixTuts - some interesting stuff new beginners might want to spice up their terminal]

Chmod & Chown [NixTuts]

Bash Shortcuts [NixTuts]

Common tools

Questions about defragging or antivirus? Look here first! [Linux Mint Forums - a rather insightful post explaining why you don't really need defragging/antivirus on Linux Mint (other than in special circumstances)]

Remote control

How-to Guide Linux Networking with SSH [Linux Mint Forums]


I'll be adding more links soon! Pardon me for throwing in a couple of my site's links.
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Re: Linux Newbies Link Directory

Post by Paradux » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:27 am

Great links! I'll save this page for future reference.

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Re: Linux Newbies Link Directory

Post by innnnate » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:19 am

I found the "8 deadly commands..." link as a good "Here be dragons".

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