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  1. Babby's First Linux
  2.  
  3. >See what Linux to use and where to download
  4. http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ostype=All&category=All&origin=All&basedon=All&notbasedon=None&desktop=All&architecture=All&status=All
  5.  
  6. >Ubuntu
  7. A distro with a HUGE community, suitable for beginners. They have a regular distro and LTS version distro that are released every 2 years in April. (Latest: 14.04, Next Release: 16.04)
  8.  
  9. It is recommended to try basically every *buntu (Ubuntu GNOME, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE etc.) but NOT Ubuntu with Unity.
  10.  
  11. >LinuxMint
  12. Suitable for beginners. Stable, but the packages are older because they're based from Ubuntu LTS. Using Cinnamon by default.
  13.  
  14. >CentOS
  15. A robust distro, aimed for servers. The packages maybe are really old. They have 10-year support.
  16.  
  17. >openSUSE
  18. Another choice for people starting in Linux, easy to configure, and uses RPM package manager. For a more up-to-date (rolling release) packages use openSUSE Tumbleweed.
  19.  
  20. >Debian
  21. An old player, it is the base for major distros (such as Ubuntu and Mint), and has a strict regulation for FOSS. There are three "branches" of Debian. Stable, Testing and Unstable (sid). Stable is basically frozen (but hence the name, stable). Both testing and unstable are rolling release (they got updates). Testing has packages that are newer than Stable, but older than Unstable. Unstable is basically the true rolling release with no bug checks.
  22.  
  23. PROTIP: Try them first on a virtual machine.
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  26.  
  27. >How to Install Linux?
  28.  
  29. http://www.howtogeek.com/192462/linux-was-once-hard-to-install-and-use-now-its-easy
  30. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer
  31.  
  32. >How do I determine if I have 64-bit vs. 32-bit CPU?
  33. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001121.htm
  34.  
  35. >How to Choose a Partition Scheme for Your Linux PC
  36. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/35676/how-to-choose-a-partition-scheme-for-your-linux-pc
  37.  
  38. >The Beginner's Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox
  39. http://lifehacker.com/5204434/the-beginners-guide-to-creating-virtual-machines-with-virtualbox
  40.  
  41. >Check Linux in wikibooks
  42. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux_Guide
  43.  
  44. >General recommendations of software
  45.  
  46. >libreoffice
  47. Office applications
  48.  
  49. >calibre
  50. Read ebooks
  51.  
  52. >okular
  53. Comicbook and pdf viewer
  54.  
  55. >xchm
  56. Chm book viewer
  57.  
  58. >firefox
  59. Browse the web
  60.  
  61. >thunderbird
  62. Email, encrypted email, rss feed and podcast client ("enigma" and "inforss" plugins)
  63.  
  64. >vlc
  65. Music and video player
  66.  
  67. >rhythmbox
  68. Full-featured music player and online radio client
  69.  
  70. >deluge
  71. Resilient torrent client
  72.  
  73. >liferea
  74. Newsfeed and podcast client (why aren't you using one?)
  75.  
  76. >filezilla
  77. FTP client
  78.  
  79. >hexchat
  80. IRC Client
  81.  
  82. >mumble
  83. Low-latency, high quality voice chat program for gaming
  84.  
  85. >linuxdcpp
  86. File-sharing client for the Direct Connect network
  87.  
  88. >sabnzbdplus
  89. Usenet clietnt
  90.  
  91. >hotot
  92. Twitter desktop client
  93.  
  94. >krita
  95. Digital painting program
  96.  
  97. >gimp
  98. Fully featured image manipulation and paint program.
  99.  
  100. >inkscape
  101. SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) editing program.
  102.  
  103. >blender
  104. 3D modelling and rendering program
  105.  
  106. >openshot
  107. Video editor
  108.  
  109. >audacity
  110. Audio editor
  111.  
  112. >lmms
  113. Professional music production environment
  114.  
  115. >digikam
  116. Order your photos and images
  117.  
  118. >puddletag
  119. Metadata editor for your music
  120.  
  121. >winff
  122. Video and audio converter
  123.  
  124. >k3b
  125. CD/DVD burning program
  126.  
  127. >gparted
  128. Disk partitioning program
  129.  
  130. >rar
  131. To unpack rar files
  132.  
  133. >acetoneiso
  134. ISO and bin file mounting
  135.  
  136. >keypassx
  137. Password manager
  138.  
  139. >virtualbox
  140. For your virtual machines
  141.  
  142. >klavaro
  143. Typing tutor
  144.  
  145. >anki
  146. Flashcard program
  147.  
  148. >freemind
  149. Mind mapping tool
  150.  
  151. >fontmatrix
  152. Powerful open source font manager
  153.  
  154. >The best download manager
  155. https://launchpad.net/~jd-team/+archive/ubuntu/jdownloader
  156.  
  157. >Professional non-linear audio & video authoring tool
  158. https://askubuntu.com/questions/68142/how-do-i-install-cinelerra
  159.  
  160. >A torrent program like netflix
  161. https://popcorntime.io/
  162.  
  163. >Other recommendations
  164. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/General_recommendations
  165. (Seriously, ArchWiki is really useful to those who want to learn, it is basically distro-untied, although it has a specific guide for ArchLinux -pacman, etc.-, but usually every system with systemd can use the guide from ArchWiki)
  166.  
  167. >plm
  168. >scratch
  169. >laby
  170. >robocode
  171. Learn programming
  172.  
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  174.  
  175. >Windows software on Linux
  176.  
  177. >How To Run Windows Software on Ubuntu with Wine
  178. http://www.howtogeek.com/105271/how-to-run-windows-software-on-ubuntu-with-wine
  179.  
  180. >Wine on the ArchWiki
  181. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wine
  182.  
  183. >Run Windows Apps Seamlessly Inside Linux
  184. http://lifehacker.com/367714/run-windows-apps-seamlessly-inside-linux
  185.  
  186. >Will my apps work?
  187. http://appdb.winehq.org/
  188.  
  189. Most of the time, wine can run Windows apps, PlayOnLinux is a front-end UI for Wine, but as always you can use a VM to run Windows inside Linux.
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