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Old 03-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Hard to find a starting point to learn linux


I've been trying to learn linux in 2001, but i couldn't get it on that time,(doesn't mean now i do :S), I'm not a programer but as i was fond of making programs in windows i got basic knowledge somehow, only becuase i got a starting point to learn, unfortunately i,m still not sure where to start to learn linux, each tutorial, book i fond on linux made me feel i still need to know BASIC of it instead of starting it from the middle, that's what for i,m here , ( sorry for bad english as it's not my native language ) any idea where to start ?
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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just use it. Don't try to achieve anything at all, just use it for every day use and it will take care of itself.
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ abbajee,

I basically asked the same question in a recent post.

My advice would be learning BASH Scripting, and a stronger programming language like C++, Perl, Python etc. Read as many books, tutorials and maybe play with some LiveCD's and or Virtual machines. Depending on what your goals are with Linux is how you can determine what you need to know. And practice as much as possible because hands on is still the best way of learning.

Good Luck!
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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I "learnt" Linux by installing Slackware alongside Windows and then googling how to configure everything and get it to be a productive environment. I honestly learnt more in three months with Slackware than I had in the previous two years with a hand-holding distro (Suse).

However you approach it, remember to have fun. :-)
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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But you've already started! I can see Ubuntu logo under your nick :-) Just continue using it..
 
Old 03-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #6
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I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I'm afraid Ubuntu will hold your hand to the point where you may as well be a Windows user (as does my favourite distro - Mint). Slackware (or Gentoo or Arch) will make you look "under the hood".
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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But you've already started! I can see Ubuntu logo under your nick :-) Just continue using it..
This is funny. I've just released that there is Windows logo under my nick :-) This is because I'm using Firefox under Wine...

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
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Well spotted! I've got one of those as well and there's no Windows on my box, so it's either a Firefox thing or because I sometimes log in from the office at lunchtime (Windows, obviously).
 
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This is funny. I've just released that there is Windows logo under my nick :-) This is because I'm using Firefox under Wine...
no, that's not funny at all.
 
Old 03-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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http://www.funtoo.org/wiki/Linux_Fundamentals,_Part_1
One of the best to start in my opinion.
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #11
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I've been trying to learn linux in 2001, but i couldn't get it on that time,(doesn't mean now i do :S), I'm not a programer but as i was fond of making programs in windows i got basic knowledge somehow, only becuase i got a starting point to learn, unfortunately i,m still not sure where to start to learn linux, each tutorial, book i fond on linux made me feel i still need to know BASIC of it instead of starting it from the middle, that's what for i,m here , ( sorry for bad english as it's not my native language ) any idea where to start ?
Look at 'Tutorials' section to find several good tutorials.

Just a few more 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

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:56 AM   #12
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Very usefull link
 
Old 03-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #13
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I always find it is easier to learn things when I had a goal. I took my first steps with Linux while learning to set up a CounterStrike server.

Google is your friend. Figure out how to phrase good searches for Google and you should have little problem finding help for anything you could want to do with Linux.
 
Old 03-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #14
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The best way to learn it is use it, 90% of the population that uses windows never had any kind of formal training when they first started.

With that said just install it whether it be on a dedicated hard drive or on a virtual machine and go to town.
I never could really get into it on a virtual machine because I always had windows looming in the background; tempting me to use all of the software I've already installed.


http://www.howtoforge.com is a great site I learned a lot from here. Falko does a great set of guides called "The Perfect Desktop" & "The Perfect Server" take a look at the guides for the desktop
and it will get you fairly close to a windows experience.
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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no, that's not funny at all.
It looks that I am too stupid too understand your remark Mr Mod. Could you explain ?
 
  


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