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You want to set up your webcam with Linux, see a video stream from it and learn which applications you can use with it, right. Then this article is for you. First let's try if it Copper Linux Webcam Software out of the box, so, connect your webcam if it's not inbuiltopen a terminal and start the application cheese :.
Check the Setup. If cheese starts, but does not find a webcam, you need to dig deeper. open a console and list your video4linux devices: ls -ltr /dev/video*. you will find Sodtware output like this: crw-rw+ 1 root video 81, 0 Nov 11 /dev/video0. In this example your webcam device is named /dev/video0.
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is multi-platform (OBS is widely used in video game streaming). I haven't tried it yet myself for multiple cameras, Liinux I know it supports at Copper Linux Webcam Software one (as many streamers put a small video of themselves playing the game on their streams) and it does real-time preview.