Greetings, my friend. Welcome to Null Byte. I am Dr. Crashdump. Linux will be talked about a lot in Null Byte. It's used in most tutorials on this site, actually. You should learn how to use Linux as soon as possible, but where do you start? No worries. Let's figure that out.
Linux is an open-source operating system, meaning anyone can edit the Linux operating system and distribute it to anyone, unlike Windows and Mac. There are hundreds of thousands of Linux distributions on the Internet. But once again, where should you start?
I've tried many distributions in the past two years, but I've had most success with Debian and Kali Linux.
Debian is used on many of the world's servers and is praised as one of the world's most stable Linux operating systems. It's made mostly for people who want to ease into Linux. Ubuntu is based off of Debian, so you could also start with Ubuntu.
Now, let's talk about Kali Linux. Kali is my personal favorite because it's based off of Debian and it has all of the tools you need for any hacking or forensics job. Plus, other authors on Null Byte use Kali Linux, making it easier for you to follow their tutorials.
There are many other distributions out there to choose from. Those are just some of my recommendations. I hope this guide helped some of the newcomers get their feet wet.
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