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Hello! Iím new to linux and I just wanted some recommendations. I want to learn more about Linux and especially Ubuntu. Are there any good online resources for beginners to go through the basic aspects of Linux? I would like to learn all about how programs are installed, what are /bin folders versus /lib folders. What commands are available and what do they do. I mean everything I can learn from start to finish. I donít have any particular questions at the moment but I feel inspired to know much more than I do. Iím very computer literate, just not Linux literateÖyet. Any recommendations would be great!
Last edited by poetstorm; 12-02-2008 at 03:21 PM.
Reason: subject was wrong!
Look in the www.tldp.org (The Linux Documentation Project) for the SAG guide (System Administrator's Guide). It has some generic information how linux works. The FHS, (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard) will explain the how the filesystem is arranged and why.
Early on, you'll need to know something about package management (so you can quickly try out any of the programs you might read about that might not be in the base install of your system). See section 7 of that manual. (Ubuntu repositories have different addresses than Mepis repositories, but the concepts are the same).
You also should look at sections 8 and 6.
Originally Posted by poetstorm
what are /bin folders versus /lib folders.
I wouldn't have suggested a beginner look at such questions too early, but that is nicely explained in section 10 of the above manual.
Thanks very much to all of you. I am currently checking out the Linux Documentation project and there are some documents there that are just what I was looking for. I'll be checking out the others as well. I appreciate it! Guess I have a lot of reading ahead of me.