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Old 01-25-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
KevinAlaska
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Talking Hi! Newbie here... I need a walkthrough for learning PLZ!


Hi!
Newbie here who learns best by silly walk through style of learning.

I was REALLY hoping that someone might know of a GREAT reference to a free based Linux learning system(software, Text, etc) where it basically gives me step by step directions as a way of learning.

Not looking for "this command does this" & "this daemon does that" etc etc etc. (which is nice as a reference style, which I still require).

I want something that I can learn as if I was given a computer science Linux class with projects etc to do.

Reason I ask for this format besides knowing it is the way i learn best is because I am also a BUSY stay at home DADDY of 4. So I get LOTS of stop and go's on the time I get to myself for a little self pleasure in learning something new. That plus the annoying fact that I have ADD which is just out right bothersome. With ADD I have to take advantage of having a stronger point in the day when I can study better.

So P L E A S E ! ! ! If you know of such a things even halfway close to what you think I am asking. Please let me know ASAP.

Best Wishes

Kevin in Alaska
 
Old 01-25-2007, 03:52 AM   #2
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You could try this:

http://rute.2038bug.com

it is a great tutotial. hope you find it useful.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 07:39 AM   #3
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This is not exactly what you asked, but here is my favorite method:
  1. Start pushing buttons to see what happens. The worst you can do is probably mess up the installation an have to re-install. You certainly cannot hurt yourself.
  2. When tired of step 1, come to a place like this and ask a specific question. Return to step 1.
  3. When tired of 1 and 2, buy a book: eg Linux in a Nutshell from O'Reilly. Now, when you read, you will be able to identify with some of what you are seeing. Return to step 1.
  4. When 1-3 get old, you are probably ready to learn some specific aspect--eg shell scripting and other command-line tools. Try "Bash Guide for Beginners" by Machtelt Garrels. it is at tldp.org (as is a lot of other Linux documentation.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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Linux Online - Linux Courses
http://www.linux.org/lessons/

Might be a good place to start.

Welcome to Puppy Linux Video Tutorials!
http://rhinoweb.us/
 
Old 01-25-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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Myself, was more the pixellany method. But, some folks swear by this computing version of build your own model car kit

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

It may seem daunting for beginner (hey, it looks daunting to me ) but the step-by-step guide is said to be very good.

YMMV
 
Old 01-25-2007, 04:23 PM   #6
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Smile GREAT & a BIG THANK YOU!!!

Like my subject line reads, "GREAT & a BIG THANK YOU!!!"

I have booked marked everything everyone has posted so far and plan to give it all a good looking over in the next day or two.

I also don't want to discourage anyone from posting anything new that might come up to anyones thoughts. So please if anything new that can help, please let me know still.

But again EVERYONE. thank you very very much.

I know some of my questions (if not all) can be Googled. but I can not tell you just how daunting Google searches can be to some like me with my ADD working against me to just focus and stick with the researching of Google after Google listings.

I do promise that I will never just post a message with out me really trying to get something answered on my own. I know ever time someone post a reply to me, they are "GIVING" me a small part of their day which literally is a small part of their life.

So I am GREATFUL of EVERYONE EACH & EVERY TIME someone posts.

Best wishes and again thank you.

Sincerely,

Kevin in Alaska
 
  


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