For the Linux distro I chose Ubuntu 10.4 (32-bit). This is just the one I know the best.
One of the first things I like to do is set up a personal user account so that I don't use the root. This is so less-than-intuitive I have to look it up every time.
Here are my notes so that I don't forget.
# As root, run the useradd command: sudo useradd -d /home/testuser -m -s /bin/bash testuser # Reset their password: sudo passwd testuser # Then add them to the sudoers file: visudo # Create a user alias for the company accounts: User_Alias CHAIONE = user1, user2 # Then add this line lower down: CHAIONE ALL=ALL # For future users, just add them to the CHAIONE alias