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Old 07-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Suggestions for learning linux


I have been using windows for years and I am now trying to learn Linux. I work at IBM and they have recently rolled out an Open Client Image using Red Hat Enterprise v6.3. I am being asked to run that image on my Lenovo T420 as well to support it at IBM. Any suggestions that would help me get started learning linux would be appreciated. It just seems like there is a lot of information to learn. Thx for your help!
 
Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo..._6_deployment/ & lots(!) more at that site

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:50 AM   #4
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then there is the red hat docs
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...erprise_Linux/
and the red hat knowledge base
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search
you will have to log in to the red hat web site to use it , and that requires a current paid for support license
-- ask your boss for that information

also there is the CentOS wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/
 
Old 07-27-2012, 02:04 AM   #5
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On top of that, try using Linux as much as possible. This forum is also an invaluable source of information.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 02:25 AM   #6
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This is site for help for linux www.redhat.com/docs
 
Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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Very helpful post, Chrism01!

Thank you for the useful links you have provided for learning Linux. I'm checking them out this morning. I am a Linux newbie. I love the challenge of trying to learn it. I noticed this line from the first reference you provided:

"Windows/cars are not safe from viruses/theft unless you install an antivirus/lock the doors. Linux/motorbikes don't have viruses/doors, so are perfectly safe without you having to install an antivirus/lock any doors."

Is it true that you need no antivirus, or antimalware software on a Linux OS?
 
Old 07-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #8
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Is it true that you need no antivirus, or antimalware software on a Linux OS?
Have a look at this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175418857/

As you can see, viruses for linux do exist but they do not seem to pose any real threat for an average user at the moment. Having said that there are antivirus programs available for linux (mostly to prevent your system from passing on an infected file/email to your Windows colleagues/friends).

A more immediate danger for linux would be rootkits:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/sec...otkits-101/264

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disregard (posted by mistake)
 
Old 07-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by tidyupemail View Post
I have been using windows for years and I am now trying to learn Linux. I work at IBM and they have recently rolled out an Open Client Image using Red Hat Enterprise v6.3. I am being asked to run that image on my Lenovo T420 as well to support it at IBM. Any suggestions that would help me get started learning linux would be appreciated. It just seems like there is a lot of information to learn. Thx for your help!
Focus on learning howto use BASH! if you cant use it you will be lost the whole time.

when you learn howto use BASH start focusing on "/etc" which contains most configuration files, in these files you will do most things related to change.

Then learn howto deal with "/boot" with GRUB or Lilo. once this is done you couldlearn how the Kernel works, how to change it, update it and so fourth. Try to install a new kernel and configure it to fit your computer hardware and system needs.


MOST Important= bash && /etc.
 
  


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