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:
- Linux 101: A comprehensive list of Linux services available for all distributions
- Linux 101: Configuring and managing iptables for better network security
- Linux 101: Making manpages work for you
- Linux 101: Simplify your next OS installation with Linux package managers
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.
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 IT Security blogs.