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.
As i m new to linux and using fedorra 8 , it all looks so bizzard to me.
I can't understand a word. so i need an overview or from where to start.
plz help me out.....
You say you are using Fedora, so I assume it was installed successfully. Please tell us what works---eg have you been able to use the web browser and access web sites?
In my experience the best way to learn a new system is to poke around in the menus and try things. After you have done this for a while, THEN read a book. There are many books out there on Fedora--any good bookstore will have them---or try Amazon.
Another good choice is "Linux in Nutshell" from O'Reilly.
I agree with Pixellany; take it one step at a time.
What have you got working, what doesn't work. (Pref not too many qns in one post, it gets hard to keep track of all the resulting Qs & As).
Also, read this: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
Yes, you need to be prepared to poke around, read forums etc but it's worth it in the end. I decided to trial Linux as my main desktop OS back in March. I decided that I'd use it for 2 months, if after that time I didn't like it I'd go back to Windows. I'm glad I gave myself that 2 month period because there were some initial frustrations, but now I'm very happy with it and can't see myself going back (although I do have a Windows laptop). It's definitely a matter of seeing how it works for you, which programs you like etc.
You might like to buy or borrow Chris Tyler's Fedora Linux, published by O'Reilly. It's in a very practical format. About a hundred different topics are tackled, from file management to security, and for each one he explains how to do it, how it works, related ideas, and sources of further information.
One advantage of a good book is that googling can only tell you what you're looking for (if you're lucky), but the book tells you things you never thought existed.
The secret is to experiment. So long as you never alter a file without making a backup, all mistakes are correctable.
First, welcome to linux and to LQ. I hope you enjoy the experience.
Although books are good, there is SO much information, guides, how-to's, forums and the like online that it almost negates the need for books. IMHO. I started using linux about 6 years ago, and did pick-up a couple books at the library, but I think i learned the most but just working with it. First get the internet working. Then one thing at a time. for example, you need help playing videos? ask questions, look at guides. You'll learn more then a book can teach. we'll tell you about mplayer, xine, kaffeine, etc. for any topic, theres probably at least one guru. Linux is so dynamic. there are always new version of software and different ways of doing things. I learn something new almost every day. I can confidently say that installing Linux on my system was the best thing that ever happened to my computer and me. Wahoo!