Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have observed that various posters to this forum have started with just about every version under the sun.
Normally you want to look for a major distribution that has good community support that is compatable with your hardware.
Personally I rank Suse and Mandriva as somewhat equal (I prefer Suse) with Fedora as a third. Distributions such as Ubutu, Xandros, and Linspire are possibilities as are many others.
Take some time to learn about linux on a version that works for you before hopping around a lot.
Distribution: Linux From Scratch falling in love with Slackware
the first linux i use is looplinux, a linux which alive in fat partition.
because it is based on slackware and i want to expertise my linux knowledge
i moving to slackware by rent the cd's.
it is incredibly gimme a great vision about linux, i become a unixist
then i meet freeBSD ... (3.x version i think) and download the minimum (very
minimum) package to download. Install it .. enjoy it ... and so on so far.
but sometimes i got a lack support from freeBSD, it is about hardware support.
next i hunt for a linux which i can download the minimal system only (without
fancy utilities) ... just system able to boot and minimal console requirements
just like freeBSD's.
hunting - hunting is never end till i found lunatix, love it but the software is
out of date. Upgrading is to complicated, so it is deprecated.
with a brave and guts ... i moving to build my own linux based on linux from scratch
i made it ... modify to fit i need ... ah ... tada Krybrig Linux is born, but not
yet distributed over internet just from hand to hand.
based on Krybrig ... i has made mini krybrig for a Point of Sale system which only
require 4Mb memory only (with ssh, wi-fi,etc.)
what is the point?
it is doesn't matter which distro you use, just learn it and you'll found what
linux you need is.
ha ha ha ... too much story ... sorry ... if it is useless