Interesting links for beginners learning about Linux (Mint)

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Interesting links for beginners learning about Linux (Mint)

Post by Fly » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:47 am

Contents: Just click to jump to the information you need
  1. Linux Mint : how to use the forums
  2. Linux Mint installation guide
  3. Linux Mint tutorials
  4. General Linux guide and beginner tips
  5. Bash beginners guide
  6. Advanced bash-scripting guide
  7. Tutorials on setting up themes
  8. Debugging tips and in depth details about various stuff
  9. Find alternative applications made for Linux of the Windows/Mac applications you used to use
  10. Update your kernel through Update Manager
  11. Hexchat : How to register your nickname and set up SSL + SASL
  12. Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) articles
  13. Anti-virus, ad-blocking, anti-tracking, ...



1. Linux Mint : how to use the forums

- viewtopic.php?f=90&t=245700


2. Linux Mint installation guide

- https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... en/latest/


3. Linux Mint Tutorials

- https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/search
NOTE: some of these tutorials may be outdated and may not work 100% correctly anymore, check when the tutorial is created and if it's too long ago, try finding a more recent guide


4. General Linux guide and beginner tips

Terminal commands, vim/emacs, user management and permissions, package handling, kernels, devices, networking, ... and much more!
- https://linuxjourney.com/ for Terminal, click on Command Line. Fun way of learning terminal, it let's you run some commands in terminal, asks you questions, and if you answer it right, you know you understood it and can go to the next step
- http://www.linuxzasve.com/preuzimanje/TLCL-09.12.pdf Command Line explained in detail in PDF
- https://www.tecmint.com/ Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
- https://www.systutorials.com/category/tutorial/linux/ Tutorials
- https://www.debugpoint.com/ Tutorials, How-to guides, app highlights


5. Bash beginners guide

- https://mywiki.wooledge.org
- linuxcommand.org
- http://write.flossmanuals.net/command-l ... roduction/

(outdated) - SITE: http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guid ... index.html
(outdated) - PDF: http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guid ... -Guide.pdf


6. Advanced bash-scripting guide

- SITE: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
- PDF: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf


7. Tutorials on setting up themes (some of them in non-english)

- SITE: http://tldp.org/
Really invest some time to explore the entire web-site and keep a bookmark of it in your browsers (most of it is available as pdf there too)


8. Debugging tips and in depth details about various stuff

- https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Table_of_contents >>> BE AWARE <<< Although this is a great source for finding lots of in depth and very well documented information about all kinds of stuff, these things might NOT work for Linux Mint exactly the same, and may even cause damage if just copy/pasted. It is however a good resource to find out what can be done, but it is advised that once you know what can be done, that you find the Linux Mint or Ubuntu way of using these methods.
If you can't figure it out yourself or you need more help, you can also ask in #linuxmint-help on SpotChat (Linux Mint) IRC network for help, just explain what you wanted to get done, and give them the link to the arch wiki website where you found a possible solution to your problem, that way our helpers could say if the method is safe to use in Mint or if you need an alternative method specially suited for Linux Mint / Ubuntu.

9. Find alternative applications made for Linux of the Windows/Mac applications you used to use


- SITE: https://alternativeto.net/software/?/?platform=linux
  • Just fill in the application you were using before in Windows or Mac, click Find apps
  • Change "apps for all platforms" to "apps for Linux"

10. Update your kernel through Update Manager

- viewtopic.php?f=42&t=260530&p=1407144&h ... l#p1407144


11. Hexchat : How to register your nickname and set up SSL + SASL
  • If you're using Hexchat and are a regular user, you can register your nickname, so that only you can use it.
  • With SASL set up, you'll automatically login to NickServ
  • You can also enable SSL (secure connection) for IRC chat
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=266175


12. Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) articles

https://itsfoss.com/


13. Anti-virus, privacy, anti-tracking, ...

https://www.privacytools.io/ You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides services, tools and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

Browser addons that help with privacy:
- uBlock origin (ads and tracking blocker) ready to use after installation
- umatrix (ads and tracking blocker) this one is more extreme than uBlock origin, and it will need extensive tweaking the first weeks as it will break the usability of quite some sites
- https everywhere

Anti-virus: clam-av (can be found in Software Manager)
(anti-virus is not really needed in Linux as long as you don't follow application/game installation guides from untrustworthy sources)

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These links will be updated from time to time, if any link is not relevant anymore and/or if there's a better source available, feel free to send me a personal message so i can update this post.














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Re: Interesting links for beginners learning about Linux (Mint)

Post by catweazel » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:52 am

Fly wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:47 am
Linux Mint tutorials: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/search
Good idea, but that link requires care. Many of the tutorials are so far out of date that they're irrelevant.
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Re: Interesting links for beginners learning about Linux (Mint)

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:05 pm

I could have missed it due to the "wall" of info in the post, but one of THE most informative "Blogs" covering Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and its other derivatives can be found in the link provided below...there is a veritable cornucopia of information to make your Linux distrubution a total delight to use on your computer and is provided by one of the most knowledgeable and trusted Linux Mint Forum contributors by name of "Pjotr" from the "Nederlands", (Netherlands, AKA Holland, at least to Americans, though the Nederlands is so much more than just Holland)...DAMIEN

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/1.html
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