Tips for learning Ubuntu Linux

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I want to learn more about Ubuntu Linux. Where should I start?

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jimlynch
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Here's another idea that is much more hands on than my previous suggestion. Download VirtualBox and install it on your system. Then install Ubuntu in VirtualBox. This will let you run Ubuntu right on your existing operating system in VirtualBox.

You can get your hands dirty with Ubuntu and see if you like it.

VirtualBox is free and open source software. You can download it here:

http://virtualbox.org

"VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria."

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aph3lio
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Install and use it as your personal Desktop.

jimlynch
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I suggest taking a peek at the Ubuntu support page. There are links there to documentation, an answers system, training courses and free community support:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

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