{tab= What’s Linux }

gnu-tuxLinux is an operating system that originally set out to mimic the Unix operating system and has similar features and functions.

Linux is a genuine alternative to the Microsoft operating system that most people are used too. It is becoming increasingly popular for both home and office use, due to its stability, security and speed, millions of people worldwide use Linux every day.
{tab= Where do I start? }

FixThis is the best part of Linux, its going to be a culture shock for you, probably you’ve been used to Microsoft or Mac where your choice is limited usually to either Business or Home flavours those chains are now broken YOU are now master of your Computer you’ll decide what you want and how it works.

The world is now your oyster Linux comes in so many shapes and forms it can overwhelm you with the shear choice available. There are two types of Linux package releases Debian and RPM now I don’t expect you to understand that at this point but that’s OK, then there is Distributions such as Fedora, Opensuse or Ubuntu. start here and answer a few questions which will help you decide what’s best for you.

{tab= What’s a LUG? }

PingusLUG stands for Linux User Group its very much like a family of hopefully like minded people who share at least one thing in common with you, they are also interested in Linux.

Like any family they will help you progress so long as you remember that at first they’ll help but they will also expect you to help yourself.

{tab= N’etiquette? }

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