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How To Understand the Basics Of Linux

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 How To Understand the Basics Of Linux. Understand the basics of Linux, a free computer operating system used as an alternative to Windows.

Take an inventory of your computer’s programs. Before deciding to switch from Windows to Linux, find out which programs won’t automatically work when running Linux.
You can keep Windows on your computer and download Linux if there’s enough space for both operating systems.

Download Linux.

Learn about the wide variety of free software made for Linux, such as the web browser Firefox; Open Office, a free alternative to Microsoft Office; and GIMP, a graphics software alternative to Photoshop.

Learn about the Linux file system. Data, executable programs, and peripherals like printers and keyboards are displayed in a tree-like hierarchical structure as files and directories in Linux.

Learn about common Linux file directory names.



 
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