Linux Newbie Administrator Guide (LNAG)
Stan and Peter Klimas
Feedback welcome at: LinuxNAG at gmail.com
November 22, 2009
General description of this Guide
Is Linux for me?
What are the benefits of Linux?
What are the differences between Linux and UNIX?
What are the differences between Linux and MS Windows?
I don't believe in free software, etc.
``There ain't no such thing as a free lunch''
I need warranty and security. With commercial software, I can sue if things go wrong.
I need standards. Big software corporations (Microsoft) provide standards.
I Need MS Windows for Reading Writing MS Word Documents
MS Windows popularity insures that it is ``here to stay''
But LINUX may fork into many different systems ...
Linux lacks a central development blueprint (or roadmap)
Linux is a cult
The total cost of ownership (TCO) of Linux is high
Linux is idealistic ``dreaming''; it is business that rules the world nowadays
Linux may be found to violate somebody else's ``intellectual property'' (IP)
Linux sux etc.
Before Linux Installation
Which Linux distribution should I use?
Comments About Linux Distributions
Will my hardware work under Linux?
Linux Shortcuts and Commands
Notes for the UNIX Clueless
Linux Essential Keyboard Shortcuts and Sanity Commands
Moving around your Linux computer
X11 (graphical-interface) Shortcuts
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