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quote Rob....""Linux is a very popular operating system,""

It includes a kernel. The kernel is the very heart of the operating system

Keep your reading simple for now. Learning about the kernel is a whole separate topic......and can safely be left until you have a better understanding of the OS itself.

The smart way to learn is to choose an OS (eg. Linux Mint) load it to a USB stick and make it bootable......change the boot order of your pc/laptop.....bot to the usb stick and USE linux mint. It does not matter if you "break" the Linux you are playing with because all you need do is to Reboot and select Linux mint from the altered boot order and simply keep going Using it.

This does not install Linux Mint on the hard drive....it runs in RAM

So it is perfectly safe
 
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To be really Precise...Linux is a kernel
 

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Welcome to Linux.org's "Getting Started with Linux: Beginner Level Course". If you're new to Linux and want to find out how to use the fastest growing operating system today, all you have to do is follow these lessons and you'll be using Linux efficiently in no time.

Getting Started with Linux: Beginner Level Course is designed as a self-study course. One of the things that makes this course unique is that at any point during a course, you can add a note, or comment. This is done in the comments bar on the right hand side of the screen. These comments can be made public or private, and can take any form that you like. Feel free to use them to ask questions, answer other users questions, post code updates, or suggest different methodologies for solving problems.

Linux is a very popular operating system, and this course is followed by thousands of people each day. Due to this, there are a lot of people online who are also in the process of learning it. So please feel free to ask any questions that you have and someone in the Linux Community will probably answer you! Also, this whole site, including the courses are regularly moderated. If you don't get an answer to a question, we will do our best to answer it for you. In addition, please send us your suggestions for how we can improve the courses, any typos that you have noticed, or any errors that you have encountered.

If you're ready to start learning about Linux, you may start at our table of contents or you may want to jump right into lesson one What Is Linux?.
Recently my windows 10 operating system ruined my hard drive and i lost the system. So I decided to install the Ubuntu distribution on a USB for my computer. The first impression that I have were very nice thing, it left me in love thanks to the elegance, speed and simplicity with which I interact with the Linux system. I mean, I just love Ubuntu-Linux.
 

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You'd be better off posting that sort of stuff over in the member introductions sub-forum, rather than tacking it on the end of a thread that's approaching a decade in age.
 

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Linux is a Unix-like, open-source, and community-developed operating system (OS) for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices, and embedded devices. It is supported on almost every major computer platform, including x86, ARM, and SPARC, making it one of the most widely supported operating systems

 
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It's all well and good to post what hardware is needed but what about MY knowledge! Marketers don't want to discourage us from using this NEW OS but please start out by being honest.
 

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It's all well and good to post what hardware is needed but what about MY knowledge! Marketers don't want to discourage us from using this NEW OS but please start out by being honest.
I do not understand your point here, @Clarity

Also please note, that this thread is nearing a decade old.

Therefore your audience is seriously limited.
 

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It's all well and good to post what hardware is needed but what about MY knowledge!
That is one of the reasons we ask for the make and model of any computer you have or are thinking of buying, We can offer our experience as to if it will be straight forward to install Linux distributions or if it may have components that will need additional work to install drivers,
 

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I do not understand your point here, @Clarity

Also please note, that this thread is nearing a decade old.

Therefore your audience is seriously limited.
As an example of my point; one member didn't know what the writer meant when saying "Command Line". One has to have a good working knowledge of one's own computer to do the download of their choice of Linux. Unless their like me who has just "upgraded!" to Windows 11 over a month ago but most of my computer doesn't seem to recognize it!
Put a thumb drive in a "USB 3" slot =G computer downloaded PCLinuxOS to my hard drive creating "E"! Clicked on the Boot Folder found another empty folder and that was that. I felt a bit stupid, mind you I will be 78 in a couple of days so that was not a totally unfamiliar feeling :) !
 

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@Clarity, you seem to be having a few "different" problems there.....why don't you open a fresh topic in General Linux... HERE ...

and describe what you have ....and what you want.

You mentioned windows 11...we can't help you with that....but we can help with anything Linux related.
 
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Welcome to Linux.org's "Getting Started with Linux: Beginner Level Course". If you're new to Linux and want to find out how to use the fastest growing operating system today, all you have to do is follow these lessons and you'll be using Linux efficiently in no time.

Getting Started with Linux: Beginner Level Course is designed as a self-study course. One of the things that makes this course unique is that at any point during a course, you can add a note, or comment. This is done in the comments bar on the right hand side of the screen. These comments can be made public or private, and can take any form that you like. Feel free to use them to ask questions, answer other users questions, post code updates, or suggest different methodologies for solving problems.

Linux is a very popular operating system, and this course is followed by thousands of people each day. Due to this, there are a lot of people online who are also in the process of learning it. So please feel free to ask any questions that you have and someone in the Linux Community will probably answer you! Also, this whole site, including the courses are regularly moderated. If you don't get an answer to a question, we will do our best to answer it for you. In addition, please send us your suggestions for how we can improve the courses, any typos that you have noticed, or any errors that you have encountered.

If you're ready to start learning about Linux, you may start at our table of contents or you may want to jump right into lesson one What Is Linux?.
It says start at table of contents. where is that?
 

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I must admit to never reading any of these, but if I had to take a guess it would be HERE

I started with Linux in 2014, by installing Linux mint straight over the top of windows(wiping it completely) and have simply felt my way since then.

Using...is a great teacher. Plus the members here are friendly and helpful. There is no such thing as a stupid question....only a question to which you dont know the answer.
 

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He's never got around to writing a Table of Contents.

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I'm having trouble getting Linux Mint in the bootmenu.
I can only start from flash. What can I do to fix this?
 

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Welcome to the forums

Sounds like you haven't installed it properly to start with, you could read this installation guide
 

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Good question. Start a new topic

Here
 

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. how do you learn to hack?
We do not condone Hacking as such, but to give a guidance onto pen-testing , there are several builds of Linux leaning towards computer security testing, however the "tools" used can be installed on most distributions,
How you learn it is to become fully experienced in the way Linux works by using it as your daily system, and learn how to become fully proficient at the use of the terminal and learning all the basic codes, [this will take a lot of dedication and probably a couple of years]
You have no doubt been looking at YouTube videos, and think oh that's easy, believe me It's not, one mistake, and you can seriously bulk your own system, and leave yourself open.
You will not get any help from the distribution support sites if you ask what is basically a newbie question..
For more information, go to the Kali subforum and read the First and third post. https://www.linux.org/forums/kali-linux.162/
 
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