Linux Outlaws 92 - New User Special
In this special episode, Dan and Fab give an introduction to Linux for new users. We tell you how to burn and install your first distribution, we try to explain some often used terms as well as some philosophical and political issues and we cover the basic concepts behind the OS.
- We mention our early Podcast Production Special
- What is Linux, what is a Linux distribution?
- The GNU toolchain
- People: Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman (RMS), Eric Raymond
- Guide on burning an ISO image of Ubuntu
- Good starting distros: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Mandriva, PC Linux OS
- Package formats: deb, RPM
- Where to find help: LinuxQuestions.org, Ubuntu Forums, Linux Outlaws Forums
- Helpful podcasts: Linux Reality, Going Linux
- Basic terms: kernel, shell, user space, desktop environment (Gnome, KDE), window manager
- Philosophies: open source, Free Software, copyleft
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license, except the music at the end of the show which is always licensed under the Creative Commons license specified by the artist under the provided link.