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Old 02-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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HI I'm new with the Linux environment, i would like to ask on what should I learn first and what are things that i need to remember such ay file structure etc.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Here are some useful references. The About dot com one is a good place to start.

http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux.

http://www.slackbook.org/. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #3
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You can start by answering the following:

1. Are you a programmer? i.e. C/C++, Bash, PHP etc?
2. Are you using Linux for fun or for some certification or because it is taught in your school?
3. What do you already know about Linux?
4. Which distribution are you using currently?
5. Are you interested in knowing the internals of Linux or you just want to float on the surface?
 
Old 02-24-2011, 05:16 AM   #4
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new and what to learn ?????? hhhhmmmmmm
well what do you want to do ?
school work?
gaming ?
graphics( i work on imaging data from nasa )
Quote:
what are things that i need to remember such ay file structure etc.
that it DOSE make logical since .Things are very orderly and easy to find ( there is almost no need to run a search for files )
Because they are installed in an orderly layout
you noticed the
/bin
/lib
/etc
/usr/bin
/usr/lib
-- for the gnome desktop-- KDE is different
/usr/share/applications ( desktop shortcuts are here )
/usr/share/backgrounds - take a look
/usr/share/pixlemaps -- also have a look

there and NONE of the MS nonsense about there new " librarys" that can be made from different folders on different partitions and that you have NO IDEA where things are - they are just ? someplace? in the ms "limbo"

you might want to do some reading a good place to start is ( besides right here on the LQ )
http://www.linux.com/
and wouldn’t you know there is a new tutorial ( feb 18 - mostly new)
http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials...er-the-install

Last edited by John VV; 02-24-2011 at 05:21 AM.
 
Old 02-24-2011, 05:48 AM   #5
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check this link i think it will help you http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-to-Use-Linux
 
  


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