This page is the start point for tips and help for Linux novices, focusing mostly on desktop use.
LinuxHints/GNUandLinux – Why is it supposed to be GNU/Linux?
LinuxHints/LinuxAdvocacy – Why use Linux, what's so great about it, and can it do what I want?
SoftwareReviews – What programs can I use on Linux to replace my Windows apps?
Setting up Linux
LinuxHints/LinuxFriendlyISPs – Members' comments and experiences of various UK ISPs
LinuxHints/DebianDesktop – How to configure Debian as a desktop machine.
LinuxHints/WLAN – Setting up wireless networking
LinuxHints/CupsInstall – Installing Cups for printing (based on a Debian install).
LinuxHints/JustEdit – "Just edit this file..." – editor recommendations for beginners.
LinuxHints/RegularExpression – Writing and using regular expressions.
LinuxHints/UsefulOneLiners – One line shell commands to do useful things!
LinuxHints/TravellingWithLinux – List the things you think should be in that laptop bag when you travel.
LinuxHints/DebianTips – Tips for Debian users.
LinuxHints/BlockingAdverts – Suggestions on how to avoid adverts and other malware while browsing
LinuxHints/DesktopAdaptedDad – A few suggestions for setting up the desktop for normal people
LinuxHints/Flash And Java – Installing Flash & Java browser plugins (based on a Debian install).
Managing a Linux System
- Installing and managing distributions' packages
See ../Troubleshooting for help.