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hi, welcome to Linux...
Umm, why go online? Have an old(er) box around? Slap Linux on it
One, you're already there: this forum...
What level of learning can you take? Manjaro - light fast, never complains, have to work the console Arch - light, fast, can be nasty as you HAVE to work the console - NOT as simple as mentioned on the tin... Linux from scratch - dont even try that LOL sweet to work with, but you have to do ALL yourself - if you can get a workable desktop..then you CAN wear the tee shirt... Fedora - wondeful to learn from as a lot is broken (hoping not to get into trouble for this hehe) Ubuntu - perfect to work - works directly and independently - you rarely need the console - but...that depends WHAT you want to learn from Linux...
Honestly...an old PC is your best friend Not to mention...this forum
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 05-16-2015 at 02:59 PM.
Distribution: Linux From Scratch, Slackware64, Partedmagic
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0
... Linux from scratch - dont even try that LOL sweet to work with, but you have to do ALL yourself - if you can get a workable desktop..then you CAN wear the tee shirt ...
no one told me I I'm supposed to get a tee shirt
If you want to learn linux don't bother with ubuntu, all you will learn is how to use ubuntu, the distro and the ubuntu forums tend to discourage 'getting down and dirty', and you can be booted off of the ubuntu forums for telling someone how to enable the root user! But if you just want an easy system to just use then ubuntu is fine.
If you really want to learn HOW linux works try Slackware, it's hard but you WILL learn a lot ( I did! ).
I started running Fedora on my everyday personal system about a year ago. Running Linux isn't hard, it just takes some time to learn.
Google will direct you to help for most any question you have. There are sites like this one, and each distribution will have its own forum. Google will direct you to a site with a summary of Linux and Unix commands. So far the only distro I use is Fedora (20,21 and 22)