Linux Newbie Guide by Stan, Peter and Marie Klimas
Intro. We are relative Linux newbies (with Linux since Summer 1998). We run mostly RedHat and Mandrake -> the solutions might not be directly applicable to other Linux distributions (although most of them probably will be). General description of this Guide. Conventions: <> = single special or function key on the keyboard. Part 0: For the Undecided (Linux Benefits) If you are wondering what the Linux pros and cons are, and whether Linux is for you. Part 1: Before Linux Installation What distribution should I use, how to obtain it, Linux hardware requirements, how to partition your hard drive, about dual boot, which packages to install, which graphical user interface (GUI) to install (gnome or kde?) Part 2: Linux Resources, Help and Some Links How to access the Linux documentation (from under MS Windows or Linux), what are Linux help commands, where to find the geek dictionary, + pointers to some Linux newsgroups and websites. Licence, Acknowledgments and log of changes.