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 Five things to know when you switch to Linux

If you have just installed GNU/Linux on your computer, and have only ever used Windows before, here are five things you need to know to get going rapidly. The article covers: software installation, using root account and system console, desktop environments, file permissions and a few miscellaneous tips for the newcomers.

 (Submitted by Borys Musielak Mon Nov 27, 2006 )

  If you have just installed GNU/Linux on your computer, and have only ever used Windows before, here are five things you need to know to get going rapidly. The article covers: software installation, using root account and system console, desktop environments, file permissions and a few miscellaneous tips for the newcomers.


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