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Old 09-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Learning Ubuntu


Huh, after a 2day installing ubuntu 11.04 I did it finally! Now I need to know how to learn Ubuntu , terminal and all usefull things? Any e-book? Thanks alot!
 
Old 09-21-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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Have you tried the official documentation?
 
Old 09-21-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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I'm pretty new to linux myself (been playing around with Ubuntu, but it's starting to lose it's charm: messed around with Gentoo and about to jump into the Slackware bandwagon soon).

Anyway, here are a few resources you should definitely check out (go through them in order):

1. www.linuxsurvival.com > First place anyone who just installed a linux distro should start. Absolutely brilliant, and gets you up and running in no time.
2. www.linuxcommand.org > The BEST place to start learning bash/shell scripting and basic/intermediate terminal usage.
3. http://www.newbiedoc.sourceforge.net...iting/vim.html > Start using Vim, ASAP!
4. www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html > Understand the basic file system workings.

And once you've gone through and mastered all of that, you'll get sick of Ubuntu. So, the next thing you should IMMEDIATELY jump on is:
www.linuxfromscratch.org

=D
 
Old 09-21-2011, 01:31 PM   #4
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I suggest reading www.ubuntugeek.com for specific questions..
 
Old 09-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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Have you tried the official documentation?
+1, use the official documentation. It is the most up to date and also more importantly, for Ubuntu at least, the most accurate. After you have read through that go through the other links provided. Better still install Debian
 
Old 09-21-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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Personally I prefer learning things as they come, as opposed to trying to learn everything all at once. That gives me extra incentive to actually put what I read to practice. I learned the ins and outs of installation when I installed Slack, I learned about wireless when I set it up, and I learned how the X window system is implemented when I installed that.

To learn Linux with Ubuntu will require some extra effort, as it employs a lot of GUIs and obfuscation which make it easy to ignore the inner workings. And I would know, having spent three years on Ubuntu and not learning jack outside of the most basic commands from my first-year computer seminar. You'll have to dig a bit deeper to really learn.

You can do little things at first like force yourself to use the terminal to navigate your file system instead of the graphical file manager, or use the terminal to launch apps and install packages. Then later move on to maybe editing config files in a text editor or compiling a package from the source (even if there's already a .deb package for it!).

As far as finding these packages and apps, well you have this forum (and already some useful posts in this thread) plus just plain old Google. Get comfortable here, you'll learn more quickly!
 
Old 09-21-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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And once you've gone through and mastered all of that, you'll get sick of Ubuntu. So, the next thing you should IMMEDIATELY jump on is:
www.linuxfromscratch.org

=D
Oh, you joke about it now, but there's no telling how quickly the OP will catch the Linux bug and consider exactly that!

EDIT: Didn't mean to double post; I did something weird with the back button or something...
 
Old 09-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #8
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About dot com has a fairly good Linux section that's oriented to Ubuntu.

For deeper stuff, Garrels's Intro to Linux is an excellent resource.
 
  


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