- A Very Basic Guide to PC Care is very basic indeed, but useful if you don’t know where to start.
- PC Hell is a collection of information and resources to get you out of, well, PC Hell. Definitely look here first if you need information on getting rid of some nasty piece of software.
- Keeping Your Windows PC Clean is a series of articles from DailyBits on different techniques for keeping your Windows-based PC free of junk.
- The Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems
- MakeUseOf.com’s Windows on Speed provides helpful tips & tricks for making your Windows computer work better
- Ubuntu has been the most widely used distro until recently, and is where I started with Linux.
- Mint is now my preferred distro because I prefer its user interface to Ubuntu’s.
- Debian is the base distro for Ubuntu, Mint, & many others.
- Fedora Project is a popular distro based on RedHat (the other mail family of Linux distros).
- CentOS is a RedHat based distro popular for servers.
The resources listed here are heavily weighted towards the Debian family, because many of the most popular Linux distributions of today, including Ubuntu and Mint, are based on Debian. However, much of the information will apply to any variety of Linux.
- Eric Raymond’s FAQ Collection is where you should start.
- If you work through The Linux Tutorial you’ll be well on your way to being an expert.
- Linux.com’s Learning Section provides documentation, tutorials, user guides, etc.
- HowToForge is a rich source of user-contributed how-tos
- The Linux Boot Process gives you a visual explanation of how the operating system starts up as well as help you understand what makes a dual-boot system work.
- The Linux Process Life Cycle describes programs, processes, and how they work
- Six Ways the Linux File System is Different From the Windows File System is essential to understand when you decide to make the switch.
- The Ubuntu Linux Forums are the place to start if/when you run into a problem. Search the forum and your problem’s probably been solved already.
- Ubuntu Linux Resources are a nice collection of tutorials and links to other resources (some of which are already listed here).
- The Ubuntu Guide is the Wiki for the current version.
- IBM DeveloperWorks Linux Resources contains technical information for newbies & others.
- Learn Shell programming to fully use Linux.
- Full Circle is the Independent Ubuntu Community Magazine, available for free online.
- Ubuntu Women is the user group for women involved in the Ubuntu Linux community.
- Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts is the local distro-agnostic Linux users’ group.
- Ubuntu Georgia Local Community Team is the local Ubuntu-specific users’ group.