Original Poster: ms_meme
If you are really new to PCLinuxOS or just thinking about installing, I hope you will find these links valuable.
I read some of them before and some of them after I installed PCLOS. I still refer to them.
The PCLOS Magazine
is one of the reasons I chose this distro. While all of the articles are interesting, some are very good for new users.
These following links go directly to a specific article.Getting Started
This is part of a user's guide modified by papawoob.
It tells you just what you can expect when you see the desktop. There are plenty of illustrations to guide you. A very easy read to make you feel comfortable. It gives you a few exercises to do and tells you how to reboot and how to shut down.The Desktop
This article continues with the configuring of the KDE desktop. You might think a desktop is a desktop is a desktop. WRONG! There's your desktop and my desktop and everybody else's desktop. And each of us can have 4 or 5 or more desktops at the same time and they can all look different. Of course there are more directions when you install but this article will just make you want to hurry up and do it.And More
Papawoob continues this series with another step by step how to
. You will learn how to apply themes, fonts, colors and styles. Your desktop and applications can have the look of simplicity or be dressed up for the holidays. If you like where you work, you will like working.Files and Folders
Work is what it is all about. And it can be fun if you understand how the system works. Here is another great article to get you started and make you feel at ease with the files and folders. PCLOS isn't just a pretty face. It is sensibly arranged and not hard to maneuver in. Many things are similar to other systems. Most are better.Peripherals
This article really gives a good how to
for setting up the printer, scanner and mass storage devices. The illustrations are so good. You will definitely want to save this for reference.Throwing Out Windows
was written by BeePee. It is his own personal story about changing to Linux. He doesn't leave anything out. It you aren't convinced to install Linux after reading his story, read it again.Root
You can't have gotten this close to chosing a Linux distro without hearing about root. The explanation in the magazine is the best I have read. Two users CD and manwananchi give an entertaining explanation of the unexplainable. Just when you think you understand root you find you don't. But you will!!Commands
Linux is different from Windows in many ways. I found that this system just begs and invites one to get involved. I don't mean just with the applications, but with the CLI. And that means using commands. Here papawoob explains a few of the basic ones.
The command article in the magazine just touches the subject. To start learning how to use the terminal I had to do some searching. There are many many sites that have this information. I needed some very simple tutorials. I finally had to tell myself to quit looking for the perfect one and just start.
These are some sites that I am finding very useful.tuXfilesLinux Online--Getting Started with LinuxUNIX/Linux Tutorial for Beginners