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Any suggestions for Linux newbies immediately after install?


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Vorkus

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Often, when we set up a new computer or operating system, we later learn that there were a couple things we could have done initally prior to loading progs and data and then later its too late. Example is you should have used a different file system like NTFS instead of FAT32 or you should have loaded some system manager etc. Are there any suggestions for us newbies as we initally install linux that we would need to do initially to make things better??

Oh, by the way Im using LINUX 16 Petra MATE version

Edited by Vorkus, 12 February 2014 - 04:34 PM.

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What Linux distro do you use?

You always want to update first. If using Ubuntu you do this (open command line first):

sudo apt-get update

Once done you do this

sudo apt-get upgrade

Use the default filesystem. It uses either ext3 or ext4, the best filesystem is ZFS, however, its not supported by Linux out-of-box, it needs modifications and I recommend you to stay away from it :)

Edited by Parvardigar, 11 February 2014 - 11:08 PM.

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I downloaded linux 16 Petra MATE version. I will update the original post.
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