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Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 23:18

Here I listed three easy to understand learning resources to start GNU/Linux for you and your organizations in theories and practices. They are,, and They are short, simple, user friendly, but still very informative with everything you need without things you don't, especially when coming from Microsoft or Apple. For teachers, they are good as teaching materials and references in your school. Please help me share this information to your friends. Welcome to Free Software Community!

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1. Get GNU/Linux! (link)


"GNU/Linux is an alternative to Microsoft Windows and macOS. It is easy to use and gives more freedom to users. Anyone can install it: GNU/Linux is free as in freedom, and often available free of charge." -

The best resource for getting started with GNU/Linux and I see no other site can compete its excellency today. It conveys only minimum amount of information enough for a beginner. It gives practical recommendations bravely, basic understandings about why using it instead of other systems, where to purchase GNU computers, and introduce you to our Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) community. Ultimately, it links to external resources to learn further and get support such as the FSF and Askubuntu so you will be ready for the future.

Important links: What is GNU/Linux? | Why not Windows? | Switch! | Distro Recommendation | How To Misunderstand Free Software

2. Try Linux Today (link)

"By answering "What is Linux?" and "Why Use Linux?" Try Linux aims to introduce people to some of the basic ideas and principles behind Linux and Free Software in an effort to get people to switch away from proprietary systems." -

This is a simple and complete site that encourages everyone to use GNU/Linux as soon as possible in user friendly manner. You learn distro choices with grades (from easy to hard) displayed altogether in iconic way so you can decide to choose one. You learn also the reasoning why, and the guide how, to make switch to GNU including the features and powers it has for you. You even learn the desktop choices. Ultimately, you learn also to get GNU computers so your work effortlessly. There is no other site with simplicity and spirit and completeness like this one.

Important links: What is Linux? | Why Linux? | Switch! | Linux Hardware

3. FLOSS Manuals (link)

A community making great, flexible, user-friendly manuals together.
We create booklets, course materials and manuals for creative, cultural and campaigning uses of Free Software.
" -

Everybody reads books to learn everything. So do we for GNU/Linux and Free Software. From you can download free good-quality books in printer-friendly format about everything inside GNU such as audio-video editing, drawing, command lines, internet security basics, and all. This site has no comparison today and I wish everybody capable joins to foster the education.

Important books: Command Lines | GIMP user guide (photoshop replacement) | Inkscape (coreldraw rep.) | Kdenlive (premiere rep.) | Thunderbird (outlook rep.) | Blender 3D (autodesk rep.) | VLC Media Player

Good luck!

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