Hi all, I'm new to the world of Linux, but am keen to get stuck in.
My question is, I installed Zorin OS 7 on my laptop, and Mint 15 Cinnamon to see which of these I liked more. (Zorin is winning at the minute - it seems more stable). They are on there own partitions. All i wanted to do was use the gui to create a new folder in the root directory, but the option was greyed out on the context menu. Why was this? I know Linux works differently to Windows as everything is a file and to access anything you have to mount it..and so on. But I was just wondering if there was a simple explanation for this, like me not having root access or the root being protected/restricted...or whatever. I believe that I can create a new folder using the terminal, but my better half is learning to use Linux as well but I think the terminal and all of it's commands would blow her mind.
If there is a good beginners book anyone knows of, please feel free to point me to it. I wanted to know how to share files between users as well but I'll save that for another time - unless it's simply right-click > Share (guess i should have tried this one first...haha).
Anyway, sorry for rambling on. Any help much appreciated.