About KIT

Welcome to KeepItTechie!

KeepItTechie is an interesting project started by Josh to help raise awareness about the Linux Operating System. Josh is committed to spreading the word about the various Linux Operating Systems and helping people learn how to use Linux for basic home and business use.

When the word Linux is heard, many people immediately dismiss it as complex and very hard to understand. Most think of a command-line environment designed for hackers and computer geeks that is not user-friendly. But I’m here to tell you, it is. Please take a few moments to explore this page and learn more about the project. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions.

What is Linux?

Linux is a free, open-source operating system kernel, now packaged with other programs to be an entire operating system, known as a distribution. There are many different distributions that are all based on the Unix operating system. Unix has been around for decades.

Red Hat and Ubuntu are two examples of Linux distributions — others include Debian, Arch, Gentoo, and more. Linux as a whole is known for its robustness; it’s used in mission-critical tasks by many industries. It can cost little to nothing to download and install, or you may choose to have a vendor pre-configure and provide support for you.

So, is Linux for you?

Absolutely! Many distros are working to make their OS more user-friendly, for example, Ubuntu makes it very simple to try Linux on your PC without ever installing. The download section on most distributions websites will often include step-by-step guides on how to create a Live USB/CD, also walk you through the installation process.

If you’re reading this, you’re obviously here to learn how to use Linux. Any learning experience means opening up to new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Now that you know what Linux is and interested in starting a new journey, there’s one more thing you have to do – install Linux!

Josh