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Old 04-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Post If I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu)...


Hello, I am new to Linux (I'm using Ubuntu for starters) and I would like to know the most about it. However, I do not know where to start. Usually I consult websites but they aren't useful for a complete and structured introduction to something that I know nothing of. For that, I prefer a book. So (unless you know a very good website) could anybody recommend a good book for newbies like me that talk of Linux (and, ideally, Ubuntu specifically)? That would really help. I am so confused by the filesystem (since I come from the Windows world, it is a radical shock to see that programs are scattered all over the place instead of in one, single folder).
Awaiting a response,
Marc
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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this is a good starter

http://linuxgazette.net/137/lazar.html
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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Thank you, it's a great article. However, I've already found out most of those things by now. I want something a little more concise, because yes, for the absolute beginner this is a superb introduction, but by rummaging around I have already found out all these basic things. I mostly want to understand how Linux works, and eventually how to use it. So if anyone has other suggestions I'd be glad to hear them.
Thank you anyway scoobyracer.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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Look at:
1) http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack
and 2) http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/
 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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Oh thank you arochester, this is just what I needed! Both seem very interesting and I can't wait to read them. Thank you very much!
 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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There are many and here is another one that is recommended.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html
 
Old 04-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #7
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Thank you, it seems interesting too.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gagne.marc View Post
Hello, I am new to Linux (I'm using Ubuntu for starters) and I would like to know the most about it. However, I do not know where to start. Usually I consult websites but they aren't useful for a complete and structured introduction to something that I know nothing of. For that, I prefer a book. So (unless you know a very good website) could anybody recommend a good book for newbies like me that talk of Linux (and, ideally, Ubuntu specifically)? That would really help. I am so confused by the filesystem (since I come from the Windows world, it is a radical shock to see that programs are scattered all over the place instead of in one, single folder).
Awaiting a response,
Marc
Here's a search on amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=12393589...=relevancerank

I've seen some of them in the local book stores, and briefly looked through them. I can't really recommend one over the other; however,
http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-Linux-B...9358944&sr=1-4

has gotten the most reviews I'm aware of. It has been awhile since I checked, though.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 07:47 AM   #9
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Hello, I am new to Linux .I would like to know the most about it. However, I do not know where to start. Usually I consult websites but they aren't useful for a complete and structured introduction to something that I know nothing of.Can you guide me how to install RPM packages for DHCP servers.I don't know how to install the package in my Linux server.please guide me urgent.
Awaiting a response,

Regards
Abbas
 
  


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