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Learning Linux

Learning Linux can seem a daunting task as first, however, you shouldn't be scared. Linux is actually quite easy to learn and is no harder than learning any other operating system. Take small steps at a time and build your foundation. Try Linux under VirtualBox, install it on an old computer. Remember there are some fantastic communities online who are more than happy to help anyone starting out with Linux. There are many free Linux books online and videos that you can watch. Good Luck with your journey.

Linux Tutorial - Part 1

Linux Basic Fundamentals Guide and Tutorial


Welcome to the Land of Linux's tutorials and guides. In part 1 of our free tutorial we will cover some very basic information. What is Linux? Where did it come from? We will take a look at some of the popular Linux distributions that are available.

We take a look at "Live CDs and DVDs". How to try out Linux without installing to your hard drive. A look at installing some of the popular Linux distributions for both Desktop/Laptop computers and servers. A look at Oracle's VirtualBox software which allows you to try out multiple Operating systems on the same computer.

One of the many great features of Linux is its built in documentation facility called the "Man Pages". This allows you to lookup help information on commands and files. We will cover the "Man Pages", which should be your first place to look for help. We take a look at various "help" commands and "Information" commands that are at your disposal.

What is Linux?

An introduction to the GNU/Linux Operating System. Where did the name Linux come from?

Linux Distributions

Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Linux Mint, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Puppy Linux, Manjaro, Elementary OS and MX Linux.

Linux Desktops

A look at some of the popular desktops available to Linux. Unity, KDE, GNOME, LXDE, XFCE, MATE and Cinnamon.

Live Images - CD, DVD and USB

Try out the Linux Operating system without having to install any software. Booting from a live CD/DVD.

Linux Installation Guides

Here you will find Linux installation guides for many popular Linux distributions.

Oracle VirtualBox

Step by Step guide to install a Linux operating system in a virtual environment using Oracle VirtualBox software.

Getting Help

Step by Step guide to install a Linux operating system in a virtual environment using Oracle VirtualBox software.

Quick Install Links

  • Ubuntu

    Quick installation guide link for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

  • CentOS 8

    Quick installation guide link for CentOS 8.

Desktop Operating Systems

Server Operating Systems