Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've used a bit of Redhat in the past mainly to see if I could replace my MS desktop with Linux. Now I've decided to try again and I installed Mandrake 10 (thanks to uselinux.co.uk) and it's all gone very nicely. No hitches so far, KDE works, got the internet, can see all my NTFS drives and everything is hunky dorey A-OK!
I have a few obvious questions:
1. I'd like to remote admin to my box from work. I've been reading up about SSH sessions which is all fine as I can use putty once I get my head round it but what do I do if I want to use a GUI? I'm not *too* worried about security as we have a pretty decent firewall at home (flatmate works in net admin for a local ISP) and we're locked down tight here at work. So would VNC suffice or is there an alternative I could use?
2. What would be the best ftp server/daemon for a newb like me?
3. Could someone recommend a good file browser? I've been looking at Amulet Explorer which looks pretty good and easy to configure.
4. Same goes for BitTorrent and any P2P apps (yaarrr pieces of 8!)