A beginner’s guide to Linux
CHRIS HOFFMAN and ALEX CAMPBELL reveal how to get started
The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It’s a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comeswith-your-PC vision of Windows.
Everything from software installation to hardware drivers works differently on Linux, though, which can be daunting. Take heart – you don’t even need to install Linux on your PC to get started. Here’s everything you need to know.
Choose and download a Linux distribution
The first step is choosing the Linux distribution you’ll want to use. Unlike Windows 10, there’s no single version of Linux. Linux distributions take the Linux kernel and combine it with other software
Fedora Linux with the Gnome Shell desktop