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Old 01-10-2013, 04:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Confused from where to start.


Hello all,
My question is generally like same for all who are new to linux and want to learn from scratch.

Linux is vast and simple but i am not getting the direction i.e. from where i should start studying the basics of linux so that i can start studying in my daily life. I already installed fedora 15 using VMWare.

Thanks
 
Old 01-10-2013, 04:37 AM   #2
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open terminal type man man then open file manager and read what is in /usr/doc then progress from there. remember reading is fun and important.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 04:39 AM   #3
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start by just plain using it. you'll learn plenty by using it every day instead of Widnows.

And don't use Fedora 15, that's obsolete, and so not a great way to learn anything. Fedora 18 is out now, reinstall and keep it up to date.

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open terminal type man man then open file manager and read what is in /usr/doc then progress from there. remember reading is fun and important.
read all of /usr/doc???
 
Old 01-10-2013, 04:40 AM   #4
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I'm sure there'll be some "similar threads" listed below. Maybe start there.
Fedora is pretty "bleeding edge" - may be good for you, maybe not. However F15 is (way) out of support - F17 is current (just), and F18 will be out the door in under a week. Go get F17, maybe 18.
Good doco to be found here - read at least the release notes and install guide.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 04:43 AM   #5
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start by just plain using it. you'll learn plenty by using it every day instead of Widnows.

And don't use Fedora 15, that's obsolete, and so not a great way to learn anything. Fedora 18 is out now, reinstall and keep it up to date.

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read all of /usr/doc???
Thanks a lot.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 04:44 AM   #6
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I'm sure there'll be some "similar threads" listed below. Maybe start there.
Fedora is pretty "bleeding edge" - may be good for you, maybe not. However F15 is (way) out of support - F17 is current (just), and F18 will be out the door in under a week. Go get F17, maybe 18.
Good doco to be found here - read at least the release notes and install guide.
Ok i will follow.
Thanks for instant advice.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 04:50 AM   #7
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Welcome to LQ.

Fedora 15 is an old unsupported version, and will soon appear in the old archive:
http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pu...inux/releases/
Which means you will have to point to those upcoming url's
in the files /etc/yum/repos.d/ , if you want to install software.
The package installer is 'yum'. See 'man yum'.


Linux basics : http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz


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Old 01-10-2013, 04:58 AM   #8
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Please read this thread from post 12. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post4775076
 
Old 01-10-2013, 05:27 AM   #9
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Welcome to LQ.

Fedora 15 is an old unsupported version, and will soon appear in the old archive:
http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pu...inux/releases/
Which means you will have to point to those upcoming url's
in the files /etc/yum/repos.d/ , if you want to install software.
The package installer is 'yum'. See 'man yum'.


Linux basics : http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz


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Thanks a lot..will read and get back to you.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by scientist_ranjeet View Post
Hello all,
My question is generally like same for all who are new to linux and want to learn from scratch.

Linux is vast and simple but i am not getting the direction i.e. from where i should start studying the basics of linux so that i can start studying in my daily life. I already installed fedora 15 using VMWare.

Thanks
Linux-Newbie section of SlackwareŽ-Links has several good Linux guides for a newbie.

Plus;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We Know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."- Samuel Johnson

"You must look into people as well as at them."-Chesterfield
HTH!
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!
Linux-Newbie section of SlackwareŽ-Links has several good Linux guides for a newbie.

Plus;
HTH!
Thanks a lot
 
Old 01-11-2013, 04:07 AM   #12
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Hello all,
My question is generally like same for all who are new to linux and want to learn from scratch.
You can try http://www.tldp.org/
 
Old 01-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #13
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All of the advice about what to read and where to find it is great, but I would never suggest just reading it from start to finish. I think you need to use it all as a guide to solving specific problems. Unless you are unusually talented, you will probably not assimilate much knowledge using the 'learn solutions now and find the respective problems later' approach. There is probably more stuff to know than one person can learn in a lifetime, so you need to refine the field drastically.

Start using Linux, and always take the view that whatever problem you think can be solved probably does have a solution, and that it is probably already solved. When that happens, use the resources indicated by others, above, as the place to look for the solution. You will have much greater success and will probably find a manageable universe of subjects to learn. Maybe then, start doing some non-direct research like reading man pages on subjects that have some probability of pertinence to your world.

--- rod.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #14
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I had the same problem as yours, as I recently started learning Linux too, then I started playing around with Linux myself because you are the only one who can determine that what distro suits you depending on your level of understanding.
I started from Ubuntu and whatever I did on Ubuntu I always did it from the command line. It made my basics clear. The best way to learn Linux is to use man command and plus it also depends on how fast you want to learn.

So according to my learning experience, checkout several distros and then make your choice and stick to it.
here are some learning links, might be helpful for you

1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/newto/
2. http://wireless.ictp.trieste.it/scho...linux/rute.pdf


Hope this help you clear some confusion

Ali
 
Old 01-12-2013, 03:04 AM   #15
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I had the same problem as yours, as I recently started learning Linux too, then I started playing around with Linux myself because you are the only one who can determine that what distro suits you depending on your level of understanding.
I started from Ubuntu and whatever I did on Ubuntu I always did it from the command line. It made my basics clear. The best way to learn Linux is to use man command and plus it also depends on how fast you want to learn.

So according to my learning experience, checkout several distros and then make your choice and stick to it.
here are some learning links, might be helpful for you

1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/newto/
2. http://wireless.ictp.trieste.it/scho...linux/rute.pdf


Hope this help you clear some confusion

Ali
Thanks a lot guys
 
  


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