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Old 03-23-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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Angry Help a Rookie get started...


Hello all, I am a techie who has had enuff of Microsoft Windows and am currently trying to teach myself Linux. I have downloaded SuSE 9.0 and I am trying my best to learn the how's, when's, and why's of Linux. Can anyone recommend a good book or manual to get a TRUE LINUX VIRGIN started in the right direction. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks a million.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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Angry Help for a true Rookie?

Hello all, I am a techie who has had enuff of Microsoft Windows and am currently trying to teach myself Linux. I have downloaded SuSE 9.0 and I am trying my best to learn the how's, when's, and why's of Linux. Can anyone recommend a good book or manual to get a TRUE LINUX VIRGIN started in the right direction. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks a million.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/ -- J.W.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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seriously? The RH online manuals really helped. Then digging through all the MAN pages and HOW-TOs online. I've always found books to be out of date and filled with misinformation (bad editing, I'm sure). The SuSE docs aren't the best... at least in my experience.

Again, this is my opinion.


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You just posted this in Linux - Newbie, please don't cross post. http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php -- J.W.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:04 PM   #6
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It depends what u want to do with linux. If u want "just" use it or if u want to have a network server running linux.

I think that Linux Newbie Administrator Guide is quite good.

And dont forget that Google is your good friend which knows answer almost for everything.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:14 PM   #7
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SuSE 9.0,... is that the trial version??? Normally you can't download SuSE (they only recently decided to open source their YAST installation tool).

The best way to learn Linux is to just install it on a machine that is not mission critical for you. Then just play... I would also consider getting a book or reading an online tutorial on command line commands in any of the "unixes." As far a distro for a new user, I really cut my teeth on Mandrake. It tends to be a good distro for the newbie set, but experienced users can get full value as it is not "dumbed-down".

One of the "Dummies" type books even include a version of RedHat 9 or Fedora.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:36 PM   #8
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You can install SuSE from their official ftp for free (or download whole content of ftp and install from your local ftp server if u have one). I tried it some time ago. But it misses some copyrighted stuff comparing to a boxed version.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:43 PM   #9
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here is a good one,

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

and this has been invaluable

http://www.tldp.org/

good luck.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:47 PM   #10
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Ever growing, ever updating...
Linux documentation project LDP

I see already mentioned above, but maybe check out the

Introduction to Linux section

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/index.html

Welcome
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:32 PM   #11
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

I am merging this thread with the other one - in future, post only once per question. If the thread belongs in a different forum a moderator will move it.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:43 PM   #12
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answering the question about SuSE 9.0 --

the FTP works as long as you find a FTP site that has COMPLETE listing of packages. I'd still recommend just shelling out the $ for the discs... as it is faster .


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