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Best Way To Learn Linux?


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#1 Phabeon

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

I would love to teach myself Linux, but not quite sure where the hizzy to start? 

 

Initially I was thinking of just getting a Raspberry PI and just using that as on Entry point...but the more and more I read about it I'm thinking that may not be the best way...  Also the d@m things are almost impossible to obtain...

 

 

let me know party peoples!

 

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Hi,

the easiest way to get used to it, is probably to install it on a flash drive or burn it onto CD and just boot from that and use it there. Learning by doing. smile.png You'll see it's not that different from using windows.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

http://www.linux.org/tutorial



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

jfruch1 gave a great link

How To Install Software in Linux appliies to all distros

Slackware Linux Essentials is a good primer

Beginners Links

SystemRescueCD

 

I got a barebones Shuttle KPC and a bunch of good used hard drives and simply installed different distros on different drives, swapping them out as I saw fit.

Nowadays, Virtual Machine does the same thing albeit a little more dearly for the hardware that will handle whichever flavor of VM decided upon.

Don't be afraid to have to reinstall, either.

 

SystemRescueCD is a great tool. I suggest learning it and the CLI, too.

Just go fo it!


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

5 Best Place to Learn Linux – Linux Tutorial Sites

http://www.codefear.com/linux/5-best-place-to-learn-linux-tutorial-sites/


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Depending on what part of linux you want to use and flavor and if you want a desktop environment or just use terminal. These days I stick to terminal for most of the stuff I do such as moving files around and installing programs. Starting up a desktop flavor of linux such as ubuntu isn't that hard, there are many great tutorials, such as those linked above. But I must say if anything, when/if you want to learn terminal/console commands, good ole man page will help you more than anything (type man in console). Linux does open a lot of possibilities for many things, its awesome as a server too. Just read around the various communities and actually go install it on a thumb drive and test it out. The best way in life to learn, is to mess with it until it breaks then learn why it broke. smile.png

Edit: fixed typo

Edited by computerxpds, 22 February 2013 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

well I have played around with Ubuntu on desktops but didn't really learn much, maybe because I was running off a LIVE Cd instead of installing..

 

I also have played around with Backtrack to get free internet, but now that the world uses WP2 instead of WEP, I know longer have the success I used to have..

 

 

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:47 AM

@computerxpds  :P
 
I've got a brand spankin' new desktop (Win7) and haven't really loaded too much stuff on it that I would care about losing and with that in mind I'm going to try to doing the Install Ubuntu with the Windows Installer to see:
 
1) if it works
2) what it looks like
3) what the heck this Linux thing is all about
4) try to learn something
 
@ Phabeon, like computerxpds said:
 
The best way in life to learn, is to mess with it until it breaks then learn why it broke. smile.png
 
So here we go....
 
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

Per what it looks like, That is dependent largely on which flavor/distro you use. Ubuntu 12.10 uses the unity desktop environment, I personally prefer gnome, been using ubuntu since around version 5 or 6, so when they switched to unity I started to install gnome on new installs of 12.10, but again that's just me. :) As per "what the heck this Linux thing is all about", that's pretty simple depending on how you look at it, for me its about open source, customization, the community, and not using windows. :)
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

www.tldp.org its off the heezy



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:14 AM

I like tldp.org well, also (The Linux Documentation Project) for tutorials.

 

I was told by several smart people, "the best way to LEARN linux is to install the Slackware distribution."  Other popular distributions like Ubuntu and Redhat are popular, because they try to hide the details.  In Slackware, you're touching the Unix, not a gui.  Mmmm...learning.  Combine Slackware with a couple of tldp.org tutorials on what linux is doing when it boots up, good stuff.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

I think the best way to learn Linux is to try and install ANY Hard ware or alter any distrobution past it's Out OF the Box state, trouble will find you and you will be forced to learn.

 

I recommend that you get a test computer or install to a partition, in the event you actually have to accomplish a task, you can always fll back on the proprietary software






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