Welcome

Linux: What is it?Since 2001, The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide has been helping individuals switch to the Linux Operating System. This guide can help both beginners and seasoned computer users alike learn all the important parts of choosing, using and installing Linux, a great free operating system for your computer and help you remove dependency on non-free, closed source software that is commonplace in Microsoft Windows or Mac OS.

In the main chapter by chapter guide, you’ll find out why Linux offers a real alternative to other operating systems, how you can install Linux on to your computer for free, and how to get to grips with using Linux on a daily basis without any techno jargon!

Download the Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide eBook for free!Don’t forget to download our free eBook which covers all of the main points of this guide, so you can read it on the go wherever you are!

We also have an up to date blog with different sections including:

  • Quick Tips: As we trawl through the Internet, or find out new things that we want to share with the community, you’ll find them all in this area.
  • Quick examples: For those of you who just want to see how to use something and get on with it.
  • Sysadmin: Whether you are an aspiring DevOps Engineer or Systems Administrator, this section has all the latest goodies to get you going in no time!
  • Commentary: Opinions, but not trolling. Airing the points that matter for new Linux users.

To get started with Linux, just click on one of the chapters in the above Chapter Guide menu.

If you are completely new to Linux, I suggest starting at Chapter 1: What is Linux? otherwise, please check out out the overview of chapters to find the information you want. Alternatively, you can search the site using the search box at the top left of the page.

I hope that the Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide helps you into a new world of freedom when using your computer and hopefully makes you smile along the way!

5 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. I think this site is fantastic and it really matters that you did it. Well done for all your hard work and thank you for keeping the jargon down. It’s extremely difficult navigating the linux world and this is a straight forward and understandable education tool. Well done.

  2. After reading this article I took the bull by the horns downloaded Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 burnt it on to a DVD and Installed it to my C drive and no longer have W10 on my PC and never will return to the MS fold. Am I happy, yes very happy

  3. Why doesn’t your great informative website linuxnewbieguide.org show up whatsoever in the broad large Linux Foundation website — linuxfoundation.org/search/newbie guide ??? – which is a BIG shame is doesn’t!!!! Nevertheless Thanks for your GREAT HELPFUL website!!!! And HOPING at my age I can make the successful HAPPY transition to LINUX!!!!

    1. HI Garry,

      I don’t think think the LinuxFoundation are that sort of a website that provides external resources like that. They are more a governing body, I guess like the EU is to European countries. Anyway, if you like the website, then please share it on other blogs and sites so you can help others and spread the word.

      Wishing you all the best on your successful transition to Linux,
      Alistair Ross

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