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A basic understanding --


Thanks to Marcos Schnalke who originally shared this post to Linux (Training/Tutorials/HOWTO):

 My beginners guide for people who are new to Linux
License: CC-BY-NC 3.
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Linux != Windows

DO NOT expect to get a better version of the operating system you were using so far.
Linux or rather *NIX is a completely different thing than Windows, from basic development to daily use.
Be prepared to relearn how to use the computer and expect things to work unlike from what you were used to so far, maybe easier but possibly also harder in some aspects.

The kernel

A easy to handle powerhouse that still holds some troublemakers
Once you accept Linux as what It is, you'll probably agree it's more awesome than most other things.
However, although it can run on top on a wide range of devices, in most cases for casual users even without further configuring of any of their hardware, there still might be things like a few tv tuners and some WiFi sticks that either are hard to configure or not as functional as you might know from other systems.
No reason to get upset, best thing to check your hardware's compatibility is to check official distribution forums and ask long time users for their experience.

Live distributions –

 The easiest way to check your computer's compatibility and getting experience in the use of GNU/Linux

Back then in the mid 2000's, when I started to experiment with alternatives to Microsoft Windows, there were little to no way of testing these if you didn't wanted to risk your data's security, using virtual machines aside which were unfun to use though, justified by back thens hardware specs.
Lucky, there was Knoppix, a GNU/Linux system based on Debian, able to run entirely from a CD, so there were no reason to worry about the safety of your computer nor the data on it.
Sure there were other distributions that also came as live distributions you could run from disk.
However, ten years ago Knoppix was one of the few if not the only live distribution that actually came with a ton of software you could use right away, something many competitors didn't offered at that time, fortunately that changed in the past.
Still today, this method offers the easiest way to see how a PC handle's something else than Windows and it's still the safest way for beginners to earn acknowledge.
Of course this method can also be used to analyze hardware problems and remove Windows viruses from HDD, so there multiple ways of use.

Wanna switch? What distribution shall you choose?

As you may be aware of already, multiple “versions”, so called distributions of Linux exists out there, waiting for users to get installed onto PCs.
Now the question is, which one to use?
Well, not every distribution is recommended for everyone, so the first task is to ask yourself what you really need.
There are distributions supposed to run servers or routers while other's are supposed to work as rescue system and testing environment, while still other's are simply for daily desktop usage or build mainly for mobiles, like Google Android and Samsung Bada which run on top of the Linux kernel using their own software which is entirely separate from GNU software.

I don't wanna promote any distribution, just let me say that many many users out there run openSUSE, PCLinuxOS or Ubuntu of which all three are aimed for daily desktop use.fortunately
Best thing you can do is to check a distribution's homepage, get the image that fits your hardware and run this as a live system as mentioned before.
Just take your time and decide what's the best.
It's not like you need to use what the majority is using.

Can I keep Windows installed on my computer?

Sure!
It shouldn't be a problem either since modern distributions prepare the bootloader for you to make both bootable, Linux and Windows
Just don't mess around with the bootloader if you're not familiar with it.

Choose your distribution? Fine, what's about the desktop?

As mentioned before, GNU/Linux is highly customizable.
So it's no surprise to common users, the GUI can change from version to version, from one user to another.
No worries, it's fine, you're free to choose what GUI to use or if you wanna use a GUI at all.
To name two of them, Gnome and KDE are probably the most famous graphical environments for GNU/Linux.
But there are still more and although it may sound complicated to Windows users whose are used to one and the same design all over again, be sure to check out screenshots from other users and pages like opendesktop.org/ and deviantArt, so you get an idea of what YOUR desktop can look like.
Don't like a GUI? Doesn't matter, just replace it.
You can even install multiple desktop environments at once!
Note: The only exception is Unity, another interface, exclusive to Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

Have no fear from the commandline!

Whenever you talked to your friends about GNU/Linux, the discussion most likely once came to the point where one of you mentioned how it might look like DOS and needs memorization of difficult and hard to learn codes.
You know what? Screw that!
Yeah right, there are still users who use their system like that, and yes, you can still use them to perform difficult tasks, most advanced users do so once they've collected enough acknowledge.
But that isn't necessary anymore.
Software changed, things became simpler and more comfortable to use, not to mention the many different desktops you can choose and use software from.
Of course the CLI (short for commandline) is still open to you and in some cases like when running a web server or checking files remotely from your friends computer, it can be a real help.Have no fear from the commandline!
But it's not necessary, user friendly distributions usually help you doing standard tasks within the graphical user interface.

Cool stuff! GNU/Linux is set up, where to get new software?
I can imagine many of you are up to ask why so some distributions come with outdated software while some others don't.
Now for first, outdated doesn't mean useless.
Often distribution developers keep releasing security updates for the software packages installed, thus it's still safe to use this software.
Most distributions also use this policy of releasing new versions, so it officially doesn't get upgraded until you set up the latest distro release.
But aside from that, you can also use “rolling release” distributions which will keep updating without doing anything, so you can be sure you're running latest software packages.
Of course this also works for fixed release distributions by adding third party repositories to the system or getting newer software packages from the developer's homepage.
Just make sure you're getting the software package dedicated to your system.
Do also not forget there's some sense of security and stability behind the dev's idea of not adding the latest versions of your favorite software.

Alternately, you can always build stuff from source code.
However, I won't go any further here as this marks a subject, not recommended to beginners

Can I use Windows software inside GNU/Linux?

Well, the obvious answer would be no, wouldn't it?
Thing is, in fact you can not use Windows binaries within a Unix system related to the difference both systems offer.
However, there is a free project called W.I.N.E. which stands for “Wine is not a emulator”.
The project started way back in the early 90's when Windows95 was about to get released and keeps getting updated.
Its goal is to imply a virtual layer to make Windows software work under non Windows systems, so we can use applications like MS Office or games like The Sims within GNU/Linux.
Not everything works perfectly, so a dual boot/virtual machine solution might be the best in some cases.
However if you like to, either search for 'Wine' in your software repository nor get the latest release for your system straight from their website: http://winehq.org/
Adding own test results is possible too, this might even help the Wine team to enhance software functionality.

Err... I can't get DVDs and BDs to work, any advice?

Ahh~ that old story again.
Yup, most of the DVD videos you can buy out there are encrypted, so you normally can not watch these on Linux as it doesn't come with the codecs to decrypted movies, it's simply no free and open library, therefore it isn't included by default in most distributions.

Bluray is part functional, it doesn't works with BD+ discs though and only reads discs released before 2012.
Requires 'libbluray' and VLC 2.0 and up.
Here's a tutorial that "should" work for all distributions - http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/how-to-get-encrypted-blu-rays-working.html
Thanks to +Daniel Schwen for the input!


Still wanna watch DVD?
Well then keep your eyes open for the packages called ' libdvdcss2' and 'libdvdread4', these libaries allow you to watch your movies in Linux with ease.
Note: Related to your country's legal situation, above mentioned libaries may or may not be illegal.
That's simply since in some countries you aren't allowed to play this type of media on a unauthorized device, that's also the entire reason why neither 'libdvdcss2' nor 'libdvdread4' are included most times.

I'm a gamer! What about me? How is Linux working to me?

That's actually an interesting topic.
From outside you might really think, Linux is nothing but for geeks who keep coding and don't wanna play.
Still today I'm reading from enough people on IRC who keep making jokes about it, because it gets “rarely” supported and has “little to no” games they might like to play.
That's not true at all!
Try to give Linux a try as gaming platform.
Android gets well supported, GNU users can make use of Wine to get their Windows games working and lucky, many games already run perfectly.
Most notably Valve, the creators of Half-Life and Counter-Strike, who just started to port Steam and games to GNU/Linux.
These games also work fine in Wine, thanks to the great programmers, but native software will make its usage less annoying and more fun to use.
Otherwise, don't miss to visit websites like http://penguspy.com/ and http://gameolith.com/ that both lists and sell Linux versions of games.
Looking for a free Steam alternate? http://desura.com/ is exactly that and DRM free!

Fine, that's for the gamers part. What about developers?
Devs are welcome to GNU/Linux, that's what I can tell from my point of view.
Languages like Python and Perl were already included in typical desktop distributions I've tested so far, otherwise you can always set up a virtual machine if you're really in need of something specific.
Oh yeah, that's right, tools for web pages are often included in the distro's repository too, so don't worry about that.

Written in like 3-4 hours just for that one single Google+ posting.
Hope you guys like it,er-Strike, who just started to port Ste maybe some people can make use of it.

I thought about releasing it as a CC licensed posting, that means you're free to change and share it.


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So I guess we're approaching to 500 people now.So there's going to be a circle reboot, more likely in circle 103 or circle 104. And circle 101 just reached up to 200 shares, yay! :D

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Note: If you're sharing this circle with a page or another profile (a page which is intended only for sharing circles), I will only include you, not the page.

2. It's optional but after you share the circle,  you may comment and +1 to make sure you will be included. And make it sure it's in the original post so i can easily see you :-)  

3. If you're included already, just keep sharing the circle! Because that would be great ... and awesome. (and also because this is a snowball circle)  

4. If you're a blue head (no profile picture) , please, ""have a face"" :-) 

So if i missed you, i'm sorry, it's my bad! And it would be appreciated and an honor to be called an idiot, i mean really.... :-D

Another Note: If you got excluded and if you think i made a mistake, just tell me :-)

This circle usually rolls on the weekends.

SongS for the week!
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
We Are Trees // Chain Smokers of America

Have a nice day and God bless! :-D

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We're having a school science fair this friday (yay, science!), marking the end of what I call as "hell week". And by that, things will finally go back as they are next week. The named circle is on hiatus, in case if you are wondering. :-D

Well great people, if you want to get included, just simply follow these steps :)

1. Share this circle publicly/or in a community (and no 'playing games', a'ight?)  

Note: If you're sharing this circle with a page or another profile (a page which is intended only for sharing circles), I will only include you, not the page.

2. It's optional but after you share the circle,  you may comment and +1 to make sure you will be included. And make it sure it's in the original post so i can easily see you :-)  

3. If you're included already, just keep sharing the circle! Because that would be great ... and awesome. (and also because this is a snowball circle)  

4. If you're a blue head (no profile picture) , please, ""have a face"" :-) 

So if i missed you, i'm sorry, it's my bad! And it would be appreciated and an honor to be called an idiot, i mean really.... :-D

Another Note: If you got excluded and if you think i made a mistake, just tell me :-)

This circle usually rolls on the weekends.

SongS for the week!
The Band Perry - If I Die Young
Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You

Have a nice day and God bless! :-D

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2. Share this circle to Public

3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circles

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● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.

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Please note:
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● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.

Have a nice day!

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Circle 101

Well this literally circle 101 since it's the 101st edition. And now that we're through 100, so what now? I guess things will have to go back to normal while I get more hyped reaching to circle 200... :-|

Well great people, if you want to get included, just simply follow these steps :)

1. Share this circle publicly/or in a community (and no 'playing games', a'ight?)  

Note: If you're sharing this circle with a page or another profile (a page which is intended only for sharing circles), I will only include you, not the page.

2. It's optional but after you share the circle,  you may comment and +1 to make sure you will be included. And make it sure it's in the original post so i can easily see you :-)  

3. If you're included already, just keep sharing the circle! Because that would be great ... and awesome. (and also because this is a snowball circle)  

4. If you're a blue head (no profile picture) , please, ""have a face"" :-) 

So if i missed you, i'm sorry, it's my bad! And it would be appreciated and an honor to be called an idiot, i mean really.... :-D

Another Note: If you got excluded and if you think i made a mistake, just tell me :-)

This circle usually rolls on the weekends.

SongS for the week!
Joy Williams - If You Wanna Go
Matthew Perryman Jones - Sleeping With a Stranger
Nw song from +Meresha Cube!
https://soundcloud.com/meresha/august

Have a nice day and God bless! :-D

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"Hell week" is done. I couldn't be happier for finally I can get some sleep! Hahaha, really. Wow, I just can't believe I was able to make it to 100 though. 

And by the way, the named circle will likely to return next week...

Well great people, if you want to get included, just simply follow these steps :)

1. Share this circle publicly/or in a community (and no 'playing games', a'ight?)  

Note: If you're sharing this circle with a page or another profile (a page which is intended only for sharing circles), I will only include you, not the page.

2. It's optional but after you share the circle,  you may comment and +1 to make sure you will be included. And make it sure it's in the original post so i can easily see you :-)  

3. If you're included already, just keep sharing the circle! Because that would be great ... and awesome. (and also because this is a snowball circle)  

4. If you're a blue head (no profile picture) , please, ""have a face"" :-) 

So if i missed you, i'm sorry, it's my bad! And it would be appreciated and an honor to be called an idiot, i mean really.... :-D

Another Note: If you got excluded and if you think i made a mistake, just tell me :-)

This circle usually rolls on the weekends.

SongS for the week!
Paramore: The Only Exception [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
P!nk - Funhouse

Have a nice day and God bless! :-D

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Pardon me for the delay of this circle. I'm going to be very busy until next week, and starting... now. Lol, really. I guess things will go back as they were by early November hopefully. :D 

Well great people, if you want to get included, just simply follow these steps :)

1. Share this circle publicly/or in a community (and no 'playing games', a'ight?)  

Note: If you're sharing this circle with a page or another profile (a page which is intended only for sharing circles), I will only include you, not the page.

2. It's optional but after you share the circle,  you may comment and +1 to make sure you will be included. And make it sure it's in the original post so i can easily see you :-)  

3. If you're included already, just keep sharing the circle! Because that would be great ... and awesome. (and also because this is a snowball circle)  

4. If you're a blue head (no profile picture) , please, ""have a face"" :-) 

So if i missed you, i'm sorry, it's my bad! And it would be appreciated and an honor to be called an idiot, i mean really.... :-D

Another Note: If you got excluded and if you think i made a mistake, just tell me :-)

This circle usually rolls on the weekends.

SongS for the week!
James Blunt - Same Mistake (video)
Alt-J (∆) - Matilda

Have a nice day and God bless! :-D

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