Basic tasks for new Linux users

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 8, 2011 6:47 PM EDT
IBM/developerWorks; By Ian Shields
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If you're a Windows user, you may find your new Linux system to be a bit different from what you're used to. One of your first tasks will probably be installing additional software, including some of IBM's extensive software for Linux. In many cases, installing software on a Linux system requires you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM, DVD, or USB drive. This article guides you through these basic first-time user tasks and more.

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