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Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) wrote: »
Be sure to install webmin on your linux machine. It's a web-based system that makes managing and configuring linux much easier than all that command-line fol-de-rol.
Peter Jakacki wrote:
Seeing that I have never used or needed it before, is it worth while for a beginner?
evanh wrote: »
I think Bean is wanting to try Linux as a desktop setup, not a web server.
Bean wrote: »
I'm confused about the different "versions" of Linux. Like what is the difference between "Mint" "Ubuntu" "Red Hat" etc ? Aren't they all Linux ? Will a program (.EXE or whatever it is in Linux) run on all of them ? Or do you have compile for each version ?
Any advise about how to get started would be helpful. This will be in an engineering setting if that makes any difference. Specifically product testing with lots of data to be stored.
Clock Loop wrote: »
Get a notebook and WRITE down all the various steps(the commands) you do, you will need it again in the future, and you won't remember half of the things you needed to do.
Having a SECOND pc, or device that can access the internet to search for answers, is petty much required with linux, especially if you are having booting issues or connectivity issues.
kwinn wrote: »
I have to agree with Peter and Frank. Mint is the easiest choice for moving from Windows to Linux. My laptop HDD died yesterday evening so I got on my desktop, found the closest stores that had some in stock and picked up a new one this morning. Stopped for brunch on the way back, arrived home about 1:30, installed Linux Mint 20, and now (5:29) am checking the Parallax forum on my laptop. Firefox, LibreOffice, Thunderbird, and a bunch of other programs are installed.