View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hi! Newbie here in Linux

February 12th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Hi to all! I would like to know more on linux operating system and its usefullness hope that I' am welcome here at ubuntu forums.... tia

February 12th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Welcome and have fun.

February 12th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Welcome to the forums!

A great place to start your learning is the 'Free Guide to Ubuntu'. This can be found at the top of this forum (in the stickies)

It is a good read and very informative!

February 12th, 2010, 09:20 AM
Welcome to the ubuntu forums!

The best way to learn is to jump right in and join us by doing your own install, you would be supprised how easy it actually is!

I hope we get to see more of you around here, so head on over to the ubuntu download page and download the ISO file.

There are additional instructions there on how to burn it to a cd.

There is also good documentation out there for installation, but that is just the best part about ubuntu, it practically installs itself, it is easier than installing windows.


February 12th, 2010, 10:35 AM

Welcome aboard!

I would suggest this sticky by ugm6hr: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=801404 . The links to Psychocats Ubuntu Guide: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/ and Free Ubuntu Pocket Guide by Keir Thomas: http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html are of particular note but the entire sticky is full of a lot of good information.

Also: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=790485 (Newbie 101)

Any questions that you might have, feel free to ask.

February 12th, 2010, 11:30 AM

I'm a newbie too. The best way to start is to just start :p

Make the CD (as the guys above have said). If you're nervous about installing, you can boot off the CD and have a play around without making any changes to your computer (note, it is a bit slow since everything is getting read off the CD).

Once you're done playing around, you can do a proper install. If you're not ready to completely commit to Ubuntu, you have the option of duel booting (it asks during the installation). This way, when you boot up, you're given the option whether you want to boot into Ubuntu or your other operating system.

The installation process is painless. Some people get a little nervous about partitioning when duel booting, but it's not difficult. Have fun!