Thanks for the quick down and dirty with linux!

What is the purpose of SSH and how do I enable it? There’s a million tutorials on the net which means a million ways for me to screw this up being my first time go with Linux.

Also, I’m trying to connect with a wifi dongle to an internet connection here at school. It’s password protected and I’m not quite sure how to get around that business in Linux.

I’ll continue searching the net but if there’s a magical command that makes it all better, I’m all ears.