I have never used linux before - and now I want to learn.. But after hours and hours of serching on the web I can't find a single good place for a new person to linux to start. I have been a c/c++/java programmer for over 10 years, and yet linux intimidates me..
For example, where is this great xwindows desktop i have read about? I type xstart at the console and nothing happens... Same for simple things.. I type ping <ip> and it pings... and pings... and pings... and I can't stop it.
Can somebody tell me where to start? My pluto core is running but how do I enjoy linux with a GUI??? I mean I can't even edit Grubs boot list to customize it for crying out loud!