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Old 12-31-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
robr0924
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Ubuntu newbie request aid to expand Gnu/Linux experiences


Just installed ubuntu 10.10. What should I learn next? What I need to maximize my experience.

Why did I switch boredom and old c610 dell with xp. Got a worm, and tired of the constant virus/spyware defense. this is my throw away pc, so if i kill it, not a big deal.

I don't download much other model airplane plans and cad programs. And surf web.

A college turn me on to linux, and I jumped.

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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If you really want to dive into Linux, Learn to use the terminal: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Us...=BasicCommands
also a list of some of the commands: http://ss64.com/bash/

Neither of these links is a complete list of the commands, there are thousands and thousands; but if you know a few of the basics ones that would help in getting around in Linux and make the experience more enjoyable. Using the terminal may sound scary at first, but it is a very useful tool.

Are you going to need a CAD program to use in Ubuntu?
 
Old 12-31-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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You would like this article.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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Hello robr0924, welcome to LQ,

if you want to really learn Linux, look at the tools which are used on the commandline: sed (the stream editor), bash (the shell), vim (the most powerful editor), grep and so on. All those programs have a so called manpage, a manual which is to be read on the commandline. Just open a terminal and execute
Code:
man man
so you will learn about the man command. For the shell you may look at http://www.linuxconfig.org/Bash_scripting_Tutorial or more advanced http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
here a tutorial for Linux in general: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

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Old 12-31-2010, 05:55 PM   #5
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robr0924,

Here are a couple of resources to help get you started. The first: http://ubuntu-manual.org/ is for 10.04, but not a lot changed for 10.10. This is for 10.10: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Maverick . Also, this is quite useful: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=801404 .

Hope that helps.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 11:17 AM   #6
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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Originally Posted by robr0924 View Post
Just installed ubuntu 10.10. What should I learn next? What I need to maximize my experience.

Why did I switch boredom and old c610 dell with xp. Got a worm, and tired of the constant virus/spyware defense. this is my throw away pc, so if i kill it, not a big deal.

I don't download much other model airplane plans and cad programs. And surf web.

A college turn me on to linux, and I jumped.
First, when posting a new Post be sure to use a descriptive thread title. That way you will get members that will most likely be able to provide assistance.

I do suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem/query.



Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;



Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking



The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!



Edit: Edit the Thread title to help member get assistance

Last edited by onebuck; 01-01-2011 at 11:22 AM. Reason: add reasoning of Thread title change
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:17 PM   #7
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My best advice would be to just use it as your daily computer. Nothing will teach you as well as experience. Try to do your normal stuff and when you get stuck, post what you need help with. A descriptive title, distro, arch, and version(Cenots5.5,64bit in my case) are things that you should ALWAYS post. Also keep in mind that the more (relevant) information you post the easier it will be to help you. As time goes by you will learn to think Linux(thinking windoze and running Linux will just lead to frustration) and most problems will start to unfold in a manner you can understand.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 09:35 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Linux_Revolution View Post
If you really want to dive into Linux, Learn to use the terminal: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Us...=BasicCommands
also a list of some of the commands: http://ss64.com/bash/

Neither of these links is a complete list of the commands, there are thousands and thousands; but if you know a few of the basics ones that would help in getting around in Linux and make the experience more enjoyable. Using the terminal may sound scary at first, but it is a very useful tool.

Are you going to need a CAD program to use in Ubuntu?
Yes i would like to add cad someday soon
 
Old 01-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #9
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My best advice would be to just use it as your daily computer. Nothing will teach you as well as experience. Try to do your normal stuff and when you get stuck, post what you need help with. A descriptive title, distro, arch, and version(Cenots5.5,64bit in my case) are things that you should ALWAYS post. Also keep in mind that the more (relevant) information you post the easier it will be to help you. As time goes by you will learn to think Linux(thinking windoze and running Linux will just lead to frustration) and most problems will start to unfold in a manner you can understand.
Very true thanks lots of reading to do
 
  


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