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Weekend Project: Taking the Next Step with Linux after the Install

Feb 18, 2011, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"You've installed Linux. Now what? A lot of folks hear great things about Linux, decide to try it out, and then aren't really sure where to go from there. Relax, and take the weekend to get settled with your brand new Linux install.

"One of the things I've run into time and again when recommending Linux to people is that they find Linux easy enough to install, but then don't know where to go next. So here's a step-by-step guide to setting up Linux for new users. If you've been using Linux for a while, most of this is going to be obvious. But every day is somebody's first day with Linux, so here's to the new users who need a little nudge in the right direction.

"For the purpose of this piece, we'll assume that you're running Ubuntu Linux. The overall suggestions should hold true for most of the Linux distributions, but some of the particulars (like the Ubuntu Software Center) will not translate exactly to other distros."

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