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This is a supporting website for the libera channel #linux-beginners. Come on in, and stay awhile! You're welcome to ask any Linux-oriented question.

As of Tues, Mar 16, 2021, there is now a rules page, for the #linux-beginners channel on the Libera irc net.


I am planning to lead a session on beginning linux, think: what are the first 5 or 10 things you might do with the first linux you've ever installed?
I would liike to schedule this in 1 or 2 week's time; need a bit more information before doing so.


We're pretty small right now, and there are a few helpers and we're not always watching the channel, However, we do save whatever's been said long enough so that we might see your comments when we do look in.

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Introductory text: Ten Steps to Linux Survival

An Interactive Tutorial


Linux Pocket Guide and Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

Introducing Linux Distros

How Linux Works

In the works: a Bash Course

Channel Rules - On this page you will find the rules for the freenode channel ##linux-beginners.