What do you wish you knew back when you started using Linux?

by Steve Mallett

Related link: http://osdir.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t13-.phtml

After opening up the OSDir user forums, boy they're fun too, some of the folks who've come by to volunteer and help answer Q's, and talk amongst ourselves, have been musing on those things that we wish we had known when we first started using, and learning Linux.

There are some interesting answers so far. Throw yours into the ring. I know there are tons of hints 'n' tricks out there, and they never seem to make it into the books & manuals.