You’ve probably heard about Linux operating system from friends that use Linux or on the internet, but if you don’t exactly know how to get started with Linux, we’ll share a kind of beginner's guide. Let’s assume that you’re new to Linux, you want to learn a little bit more about it, and maybe you want to give Linux a try, but where do you start?
We’ll share an easy introduction to the Linux operating system, which apps you need at the first encounter with Linux, why people choose them, and what makes them good.
Download Linux Distributions
Let’s start with identifying the Linux distros that you may want to try now. One of the things that are challenging for new people to Linux is there are so many distributions inside.
Normally, you don’t much think about them, because in Microsoft and macOS, there is only one desktop available for you to use. There are lots of options including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, and more. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. To find which one you want, read our article about Which Linux Version to Choose.
Installing software works very differently in Linux. You just can’t open your web browser and search for the application you want. Instead of that, you need to find the software installer on your system. If you are using Ubuntu or Fedora, you can install Gnome’s application which is called ‘Software’ to download the apps easily.
Use Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Manager is probably the best VM software you can get on Linux, and it’s open-source too. Using it, you can create and run any number of virtual machines, play games, emulate other operating systems like Windows and Android to test software and more. The virtual machine presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance and resource utilization statistics, this is why you need a VM on Linux, you can control and see everything on your computer.
Of course, these aren’t the only thing to do when you install Linux on your computer. In time, you’ll find what you need more and become a professional, but these are the most fundamental things to do when you start using Linux. Do you have any recommendations? If you have, share your recommendations with us, and tell us which one you think is the most important thing to do.