Getting Started with LINUX

The Year of the Linux Desktop

  • 2.4GHz Quad-core ARM processor with 8G RAM
  • Support for dual 4K HDMI display, Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB2+3
  • Debian Gnome Desktop and Office suite pre-installed
🇬🇧 Penguin Computers, UK designed, manufactured,supported 🇬🇧

Why might you be interested in Linux?

Security & Privacy

Linux has long been quoted as “secure by design” when compared to some alternatives

Community Support

Support is provided by people who do it because it’s what they choose to do

Open Source

The system and software are fundamentally free, no more licence counting worries!

Costs & Ongoing costs

The software is free, install, free update. For how long? Currently 30+ years and counting

Software resilience

Powers on the majority of Cloud servers and on the majority of mobile phones – why?

Cross platform

Runs on many (most) computers from tiny SBC micro’s to Mainframe & super-computers

Popular Linux Distributions

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but just to give you an idea of what’s out there …

Note that these are just useful links, we are not connected to or affiliated to any of these distributions in any way.

Debian Linux
Vanilla OS
Sparky Linux
Bodhi Linux
MX Linux
Manjaro Linux
Arch Linux