• New to Linux entirely

    Hello everyone,

    I’m new to Linux (coming from Windows) entirely and was wondering if you could give me som advice or point me in the right direction for getting started the proper way.

    For example: Out of the box the system is running perfectly fine for me and most of the programms I use or need are supllied in packaged I can just install. However some of them require me to use the terminal to install which is totally fine since I find the text needed and can copy’n’paste it.

    However I don’t understand a single word or line of it and just feel like a mindless zombie in that regard.

    Would be really nice to get some pointing in the right direction, maybe what to read or watch?

    Thank you all in advance for your help.

  • @n00bpenguin
    Hi and welcome to Antergos and Linux!

    Seems that so far you have done quite well with Linux. How did you choose Antergos out of hundreds of active Linux distributions? :)

    To answer your question, there are lots of paths you could take.
    About the terminal commands, typically they are made using a programming language called Bash. On the internet there are many tutorials about bash, so if you are interested, you could look for them (keywords: ‘bash tutorial’ or something similar).

    And you have already used a package manager, which is also a very good starting point. Note that the package manager includes both “official” packages that are supported by the Antergos developer team, and unofficial packages from the users (known as AUR packages). In order to keep your Antergos system in good shape, it is recommended to use mainly the official packages. Use AUR packages only if you really need it and nothing similar exists on the official side.

    And it is useful to know that while Antergos is based on the Arch linux, most of the Arch documentation (Arch wiki) is also usable in Antergos. But I think you already knew that.

  • I’m not sure if you’re referring to the command line reference but here’s one:


  • Welcome to Antergos!

    For general Linux try:


    If you’re using Gnome you may find these useful:



    Antergos is based on Arch Linux. Good page to check for information about Arch updates and any possible problems is:


    Arch Wiki is a huge and comprehensive source of technical information, maybe a bit overwhelming at first:


    General Linux news:




    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk - mainly Ubuntu news, but can be useful for new and updated applications

  • Since we’re on this topic, is there a Deeping Desktop community?

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