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Old 09-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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How to learn Linux well


Hello,guys . I am a totally Linux beginner but I must to learn linux well. But I just having one computer and ADSL modem on my living place. No teacher ! No book's tutorial !
I don't know how to learn Linux well.
Any suggestion is appreciated !!!!
Thanks a lot !!!
 
Old 09-25-2011, 12:41 AM   #2
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Hello,

Have a look at the first few links here - http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=...c99a58cca5314e
Next time, please search to find your answers before posting a brand new thread, especially one that has been covered millions of times already.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 09-25-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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Hello,

Have a look at the first few links here - http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=...c99a58cca5314e
Next time, please search to find your answers before posting a brand new thread, especially one that has been covered millions of times already.

Cheers,

Josh
thanks a lot
 
Old 09-25-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
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If you have $69 and can temporarily become a "student" to get that price, i highly recommend the Linux+ LabSim course from testout.com. ive been using Linux for 10 years and am still learning alot from it.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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What do you mean by "learn to use Linux"? Do you want to just use it as a replacement for Windows as a desktop? As an admin to run some specific type of server? Security? The list goes on and on.

The good news is all you really need to learn about Linux is a computer where you can install Linux, and an internet connection. I generally find the best way to learn is to do, so just install and start trying to do what you want to do. If (when) you encounter a specific problem Google is your friend. You can also post back here.

Of course if a classroom environment is more your pace (and you can afford it) there are always courses available as well.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #6
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Keeping in sync with ComputerErik regarding "the best way to learn is to do":

You can always try using an easy distribution such as Ubuntu, however you are not likely to learn anything. If you want to learn via hands-on, try using Arch Linux or, if you're really brave and have an aptitude for it, try Gentoo.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Your best friend is:
Code:
man
List the directory contents of programs in locations such as:
Code:
/bin
/sbin
/usr/bin
/usr/sbin
Eg:
Code:
ls /bin
Find a command/program you wish to read about, and simply bring up the manual page for it:
Code:
man ls
It will provide you with all the user flags/options and a general description of what it is used for.

This is the way i started out.

Almost every distribution should have manual pages for most programs. It is very valuable information. Another good thing to do is simply search the web for things like:

Code:
"How do i _____ on linux"
Usually a forum post will pop up in the search with someone offering a solution to someone elses question.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #8
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I would recommend Machtelt Garrels's Introduction to Linux from the Linux Documentation Project, where it is available in several formats, including PDF: http://tldp.org/guides.html

You may find some of the other manuals helpful also, but that is a thorough introduction to the nuts and bolts of Linux. I keep a copy on my bookshelf.

There are, of course, many other sources of information on-line, but, if time on-line is an issue and you want to learn the nuts and bolts, I have encountered no better single resource.
 
  


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