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Old 11-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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hi to all,
just new to lunux i am currently studying LP101/102 hope u will help me achieve my goal and please give advice how to be the in linus admnistration.
thank you,
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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hi to all,
just new to lunux i am currently studying LP101/102 hope u will help me achieve my goal and please give advice how to be the in linus admnistration.
thank you,
First, welcome.

The first thing you can do is to spell out your words, and stop using text-speak. Having to try to decipher your questions will make it less likely that you'll get answers. And if you use such language in a professional environment, you will not be taken seriously...at best, you'll be regarded as the office clown. At worst, you'll be in the bosses office, and they'll want to know why you can't write a clear sentence, and that they're tired of others coming to them, saying you can't communicate clearly.

And if you mean "Linux" administration, that's a pretty nebulous goal. Being a systems administrator is a difficult job, and your duties (and the skills necessary to perform them), vary wildly between one company and the next. Get a solid foundation in the basics. Learn how to install Linux, and troubleshoot installation problems. From there, install and configure various services (things like DNS, Samba, Apache, Squid, etc...), which will give you basics of editing files, and researching/troubleshooting software problems. Whatever you do, DO NOT rely on a 'certification'. That may get you in the door for an interview, but they are no substitutes for the actual SKILLS you need.
 
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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thank you very much TBone for your prompt advice you are my Hero.
your advice is taken in both hands
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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thank you!Etech3
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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i would like to know which distribution to start with to build a solid foundation of knowledge about Linux? i am currently using windows XP on my Note Book. I would like to install the distribution as i am new to Linux. would like to start ASAP to get experience it and trouble shoot. Do i down load or do i buy the CD?which way to go please help!

thanking you in advance.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Which distribution you choose will depend upon what you plan to do and what is important. Ease of use, stability, etc. You can go to the site below which shows the most popular Linux distributions and has links to their home pages where you can get more information. Look on the right side of the page and scroll down to Page Hit Ranking. Posting more information on what your intentions are in regard to using Linux would probably help someone to advise you.

http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 11-07-2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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i would like to know which distribution to start with to build a solid foundation of knowledge about Linux? i am currently using windows XP on my Note Book. I would like to install the distribution as i am new to Linux. would like to start ASAP to get experience it and trouble shoot. Do i down load or do i buy the CD?which way to go please help!

thanking you in advance.
I have heard that Linux Mint is a friendly distribution for new users; personally, I like CrunchBang Linux - either with Xfce or Openbox, depending on your level of adventurousness.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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Another piece of advice from a fellow new user. I have used many forums for dozens of different things. Every question you have asked, so far, has been discussed before on this forum somewhere. Try using the search feature which can be accessed on the main bar above or here. Or just plain click around and find topics that seem like good places to start.

Also go here almost every forum will have a post like this for you to "Read before you post."

Good luck

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