Free software - is a cultural movement, based on the enthusiasm of millions of developers around the whole world, who are ready to dine their efforts to create high-quality, useful, and free software. Open source code makes it possible to change program code and add new features for each user. Also, it allows to have found bugs and vulnerabilities very fast. Of course, you should have some knowledge and skills in programming to do this, but it's worth it.

You can use free software effectively even without programming skills. There are a lot of benefits for regular users. Firstly, it is safety. Secondly, you can choose software that suits your preferences. Thirdly, you can customize programs whatever you want. It gives a lot of space for people, who like experimenting and making something new.

Open-source software is pretty popular nowadays. Efforts of many companies made it possible. They are Canonical, Google, Red Hat, and many others. Canonical created Ubuntu operating system, which is oriented toward regular home users. Google developed the most popular operating system for smartphones, which is called Android and is based on Linux kernel. Red Hat provides enhanced support for companies that use Linux on servers. But using open-source software still causes some difficulties for new users. This site can help you migrate to Linux more easily.

About the Author

My name is Serhii. I am a web developer, but I don't have computer science degree. I had interested in open-source software a lot of years ago. I knew pretty enough about Windows so decided to try something new. My first Linux distribution was Ubuntu. Many beginners start using Linux from this distro. Since then, I've gone from a newbie to Ubuntu to a more or less experienced user. I have tried using a lot of and distributions, including Arch Linux, Gentoo, OpenSUSE, and Fedora. But eventually returned to Ubuntu.

On this website, I will share my knowledge with beginners. Articles will give answers to all questions which can ask beginners or more experienced users. Here you will find everything, including basics: how to manage files, directories, install applications, and more complicated things: installing distributions, configuring udev rules, proxy, or WiFi in the terminal. The site has articles about using Linux at home PC, workstations, and servers.

I work on the site in my free time, so publications may be less frequent, and old articles may not be updated as quickly as we would like.

If you have questions about the site, you can contact me using this feedback form.

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