Originally Posted by karlkropotkin
For the past two years I've had Linux Suse on my hard disk.
It's easy to learn Windows by yourself, but learning Linux on your own seems an impossible task.
2 years??--how have you been using it? One assumes you have learned something.
2nd sentence---I totally disagree. I have learned more things faster on Linux than I EVER did on Windows. Linux: configuration files with (usually) logical names. Windows: The (gag) Registry
I submit that the real issue in learning Linux is UNlearning Windows.
As for your question: Here's the magic formula that probably applies to very few people....
Assumes that any critical data is safely backed up somewhere....
1. Turn on your computer in Linux mode and start clicking on things to see what happens.
2. When you get stuck on a specific thing, do some searches on Google--ask a question here--etc.
3. After you have gotten the lay of the land, THEN go read a good introductory book---eg "Linux in Nutshell"--O'Reilly. When you get tired of reading, return to step 1. When you start getting up to speed, then break out of this loop to:
4. Pick some in-depth subject (eg shell-scripting) and learn all you can about it. When you get tired, return to step 1.
When you tire of the outer loop (steps 1-4) then you'll be doing ANSWERS here...