Great Ubuntu and Linux blogs for beginners

I’ve been playing with Ubuntu for a few months now and it’s running on my netbook and an old desktop PC. Many things are done a little differently in Linux compared with Windows so there’s a bit of a learning curve. I’ve been looking at Ubuntu blogs to try and get familiar with the way Ubuntu works, applications I should install and so on. I’ve already blogged about how I discover great new Linux and Ubuntu content online, and yesterday I came across a great blog for Linux beginners. NixTutor is a relatively new blog by Mark Sanborn – it’s being going since February and there are about 20 posts up at the moment. I went through a number of these yesterday and learned a lot about file naming conventions, directories, keyboard shortcuts and finding files. It’s well worth going through all these posts – they’re all written with beginners in mind.


So I thought I’d list the best of the Linux/Ubuntu/beginner blogs I’ve added to my RSS feed. I haven’t included Linux help sites and there’s a great list of these at Going Linux. I’ve just picked out the beginners’ blogs but I think some verge on intermediate skill. Anyway see what you think:

Ubuntu blogs:

Noobs on Ubuntu

I’ Been to Ubuntu

Jams Ubuntu Linux Blog

Learning Ubuntu

OMG! Ubuntu!


Ubuntu Linux Help

Ubuntu Linux Tips and Tricks

Works with U

Linux blogs:

Begin Linux Blog

From Windows to Linux for the Average Joe

gHacks (Linux tag)

Layman Linux


Linux on Desktop

New Linux User


Non-Geek’s Linux Handbook

The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Some of these blogs haven’t been updated in about a month but they do have a useful archive of posts so I’ve included them. If there are any good Ubuntu/Linux blogs you know of which I haven’t included please let me know in the Comments below and I’ll add them. I’ll try and keep the list up to date as a resource for beginners. Add the blogs you like to your RSS feed so you keep up with the latest posts.

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I’m also trying to uncover good Linux and Ubuntu podcasts for beginners and hope to do a post on that in the future. If you can recommend any please drop a comment below.

17 Responses

  1. Agung Prastowo’s Blog» Blog Archive » Great Ubuntu and Linux blogs for beginners | Tech and life Says:

    […] See the rest here:  Great Ubuntu and Linux blogs for beginners | Tech and life […]

  2. Juscelino M. Acevedo Says:

    Excellent collection. Especially for folks like me who are fairly new to Linux in general.

  3. Daeng Bo Says:

    Thanks for including me! 😉

  4. dave Says:

    How did you miss the following sites

  5. techandlife Says:

    Thanks to everyone so far for their interest and taking the time to comment.

    Dave, thanks for pointing those out. Ubuntu Geek is in my RSS feed but I hadn’t seen ubuntu-tutorials. Although they do give great advice I just feel most of their posts are aimed at intermediate or advanced users. When I get to that level, I’ll do a post for intermediate and advanced users and include them.

  6. Nixtutor Says:


    Thanks for including Nixtutor in your list and I am glad I could help. :)

  7. Great Ubuntu and Linux blogs for beginners | Ubuntu-News - Your one stop for news about Ubuntu Says:

    […] I’ve been playing with Ubuntu for a few months now and it’s running on my netbook and an old desktop PC…. I’ve been looking at Ubuntu blogs to try and get familiar with the way Ubuntu works, applications I should install and so on. More here, but they forgot! […]

  8. Entr3p Says:

    Thank you for adding “Learning Ubuntu” to the list :). Sorry for putting the site offline but I know it’s for the better of the site as working on the site while visitors are viewing would cause too much problems. :)

  9. UbuntuLinuxHelp Says:

    Thanks for listing my blog! Way cool! I appreciate the mention. Found you on twitter, so I followed you. Thanks!

    You got yourself some great posts here in Tech and Life…

  10. Says:

    Thanx for listing our blog.We appreciate your effort.
    BTW it would’ve been nice had you listed us under Ubuntu rather than Linux since we are for now following Ubuntu linux only.
    Thanx again…!!!

  11. Jon Says:

    I’ve been using Ubuntu 8.04 for almost a year now on my desktop, and it’s been great. In with running the same application , and similar due to there not being a port from windows or something it’s actually about 20-30% faster than windows xp, and by far more stable. I’ve also built a Ubuntu system for my brother. His wife likes more than windows since it’s actually more intuitive for her to use. I haven’t put it on my laptop yet because of testing other things, but if thing go as planned I’d like to get away from running windows entirely.
    I thing Ubuntu is one of the best distros to start off with, and use on a regular basis.

  12. Jason Craft Says:

    Your blog is looking nice. I am a regular reader of your blog. Please give some tips about Advance Linux concept so that we can get the advantage of your knowledge.

  13. techandlife Says:

    Unfortunately I’m not an advanced user just a beginner. I put up this post to help others like myself.

  14. Gaurav Prabhu Says:

    Thanks for the linkup. :)

  15. Umair Says:

    Very nice.

    another Ubuntu blog:

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