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Take the plunge with Linux 101 how-tos

Browse the Linux 101 series for beginning-level tutorials that you can download.

Not too long ago, TechRepublic published a series of beginner-level downloads as a way to introduce newcomers to the Linux universe. You might want to start out small with something like "Linux 101: How to set up Linux on a personal computer." There are also guides to help you figure out man pages, package managers, basic networking issues, and security. Here are a few of the titles:

Browse the Linux 101 series for more topics, and let us know what kind of basic Linux tutorials you'd like to see us cover in future installments.

For lots of networking advice, you'll also want to check out our free SolutionSeries eBook, Linux: Set it and forget it, which shows you how to set up common network services from a GUI.

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Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and...

2 comments
jay.sanders
jay.sanders

I would like to see a 101 how to on setting up various wireless network cards (in Linux) Preferably how to do it in various different distro's I spent hours getting it to work the first few times - and unless things have changed alot since I last tried it (12 months ago now) it was a bloody painful experince.

Selena Frye
Selena Frye

Thanks. That's a great suggestion. We're going to shoot for having a tip on this topic ready by mid-August, so stay tuned.