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Old 12-02-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Cool Learning about Linux basics? New to Linux


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!

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure, right here at LinuxQuestions.org, there are HOWTO manuals for beginners.

I know for sure, though, you can find something useful at The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP).
 
Old 12-02-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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I think Mepis is better documented than most Linux distributions and Mepis is similar enough to Ubuntu that you can largely use Mepis documentation for Ubuntu.

I suggest reading some of the Mepis user manual at
http://sblinux.org/m7v1.0/manual7-contents.html

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.

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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.

One page you might not notice in the Mepis doc, that is helpful to people who are more accustomed to Windows:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...nts_to_Windows

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:19 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 01:07 AM   #6
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debian doc is good, centos doc is good as well
 
Old 12-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #7
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This is a very good Linux guide: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 12-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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hi iam new to linux and also to computers i cannot connect to my messenger either oncamera or voice please help iam asked for a password when i add account.

also i need to connect my printer the printer is showing in the bottom right corner and the laptop has picked up the printer info

would be grateful for advice
thankyou ian
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:02 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by ian hovell
hi iam new to linux and also to computers i cannot connect to my messenger either oncamera or voice please help iam asked for a password when i add account.

also i need to connect my printer the printer is showing in the bottom right corner and the laptop has picked up the printer info

would be grateful for advice
thankyou ian
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