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.
Iím a Linux newbie with years of DOS through Windows experience. I had a couple of stalled Linux attempts a few years back (early Mandrake, Red Hat); I just didnít have time to sort out the many config. issues. Well Iím older now, (and Linux is wiser) but I still donít have the time to sort out config issues. I loaded SUSE 10.3 on a box the other day and was very excited about how well many (not all) things auto-configured. Most apps (for my uses) are up and working, but others (like wireless PCI cards) still take some work. Fortunately, this site has a lot of qualified, experienced users, and is very helpful to types like me.
My main question is this:
Has anyone taken the time to compile a translation reference from Windows to Linux? What Iím getting at is a tool to quickly get to the Linux version of a Windows function or command. Example: what is the equivalent Linux command for ďipconfigĒ in Windows?
Since Linux is so command line based it seems logical to me that a Windows to Linux language translator would be helpful in winning over experienced Windows users. As a side note, a comprehensive list of Linux commands would be very helpful as well.
Iíve searched this site (and others as well) and have not found anything like this available. Is it out there? If so, can someone point me to it??
One of the things you'll find about Linux's command line is its power. Unlike DOS batch files, which are pretty much linear, command line scripting in Linux is almost as good as writing your own binaries. I recommend that you read the following (as you have time, because it's looong): http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/