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Getting started with Linux

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Linux can be confusing to new users. There’s a lot of jargon, and some things are quite different from what you may be used to. To help you take your first steps, we’ve put together a series of videos to help you understand what’s going on in this OS. It covers everything you need to know from what it is, to how to install it, to knowing where to look on your first boot. You’ll be up and running in no time!

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