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Old 08-31-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up What is a really good way to Learn Linux? What about a Really Good Linux magazine?


Hello All,
I now have SuSe Linux Version 8.2 installed on my machine.

But, what is a really good way to Learn Linux?

What about a Really Good Linux magazine?

Could everyone respond...please?

Thanks
Bobby Howerton

Linux....to be or not to be......That is the question and I believe we all know the answer which is: Microsoft Windows is out the window and Linux is 'to be' IN the house!!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited by Howerton; 09-02-2004 at 03:57 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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Have you taken a look at the LQ Magazine Reviews yet? If not, you may find it useful -- J.W.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:35 PM   #3
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Make a list of things you'd like to tweak in linux and go for it learning everything you need from google.

Try out all sorts of new software and try compilingn it from source.

Figure out where the conf file for every setting is and learn it's syntax

Try out different distros (Definately go for Gentoo )

Help peope online, if you don't know the answer, look it up and see if you can figure it out
 
Old 08-31-2004, 09:22 PM   #4
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The best way to learn Linux is using Linux.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:19 PM   #5
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I can't recommand any magazine for you - I am not familiar with US media. What helped me a lot (in addition to this fine place here) was books, good old-fashioned books. I must have borrowed every single Linux book from my local library, including Linux for Dummies etc. Most of them come with some distribution in form of one or two CDs.
It's not a perfect solution. Most of those books seem to be written for people who use PCs on a very regular level (web, word, chat). So the authors keep everything very simple. But a book can help. Plus google, plus linuxquestions.org, plus IRC...
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:20 PM   #6
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an excellent online guide....

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz

between rute and this forum, i've learned tons and i started with suse 8.2

happy learning
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:07 PM   #7
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I posted this list several times. Ok, one more time.

Best way to learn linux is to use it. Xandros and Mandrake
are easiest. Debain, Slackware, and Gentoo are geeky, but
you'll learn more.

Sheng-Chieh

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Forum Courtesy
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Introduction
http://www.tuxs.org/

Documentations
http://www.tldp.org/
http://www.dsl.org/cookbook/
http://www.linux.org/docs/online_books.html
http://www.madpenguin.org/
http://tille.soti.org/training/
http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml
http://docs.linux.com/
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3 (mandrake)
http://www.jennings.homelinux.net/ (mandrake)
http://www.desktopos.com/
http://www.archlug.org/ ?!
http://www.desktop-linux.net/howtos.htm
http://www.debian.org/doc/
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz
http://www.tinyminds.org/
http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html
http://www.geocities.com/tipsforlinux/index-linux.html
http://sub.gotdns.org/linux-tutorial...line-stuff.php
http://linuxnovice.org/
http://linuxsurvival.com/
http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/
http://linux.about.com/library/bl/op...newbie_toc.htm

Directory
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...ilestruct.html

Console Commands (a few links are for unix which is close to linux)
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~squa...inuxmanual.pdf
http://www.onlamp.com/linux/cmd/
http://linux.math.tifr.res.in/manuals/
http://www.ss64.com/bash/
http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/linuxterms.html
http://www.laynetworks.com/linux.htm
http://www.emba.uvm.edu/CF/basic.html
http://amath.colorado.edu/computing/.../commands.html
http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r10735/unixcomm.html
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~squadron/
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
http://www.linux-tutorial.info/index.php
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html (bash)
http://linux.org.mt/article/terminal (bash)
http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml

News
http://linuxtoday.com/
http://mozillaquest.com/
http://www.linux.com/
http://www.madpenguin.org/

Forums
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/ (mandrake)
http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php (mandrake)
http://forums.xandros.com/ (xandros)
http://www.lycoris.org/forum.php (lycoris)
http://linuxiso.org/forums/
http://www.madpenguin.org/DB_phpBB2.html
http://forums.linux.com/
http://www.desktopos.com/forum.php

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

Archives
http://linux.org.mt/article/selfextract

Buy places
http://www.linuxcentral.com/_v3/
http://almostfreelinux.com/

Games
http://icculus.org/lgfaq/
http://www.linux-games.com/
http://www.linux-gamers.net/
http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2362/lw-12-tengames/

Graphics
http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_list.php?id_kategory=20
http://www.linuxartist.com/
GIMP

Linux pre-installed vendors
http://www.linux.org/vendor/system/index.html

Linux pre-installed laptop vendors
http://www.tuxmobile.org/reseller.html
http://www.linux.org/vendor/system/laptop.html
http://www.elementcomputer.com/
http://carbonlinux.com/osc/

Laptop
http://tuxmobil.org/index.html
http://www.linux-laptop.net

Modem (problems may occur due to WinModem)
http://www.linmodems.org/
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/Linmodem-howto.html
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/index.php (HCF Rockwell chip)
http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/ppp-linux.html (PPP)
http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS (PCMCIA)

Printer
http://www.cups.org/ (CUPS used by most distributions)
http://support.lexmark.com/en/ldk/index.htm (lexmark)

Terminal
http://www.ltsp.org

Hardware Compatibility
Mandrake http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/hardware.php3
Red Hat http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?pagename=hcl
OpenLinux http://wdb1.caldera.com/chwp/owa/hch..._wizard.screen
Suse http://hardwaredb.suse.de/index.php?LANG=en_UK
Xandros http://www.xandros.net/hcl.html
TurboLinux http://www.turbolinux.com/hcl/TTlist.html
Knoppix http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
YellowDogLinux http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...down/index.php
ClarkConnect http://www.clarkconnect.org/info/requirements.html
Asp-Linux http://www.asp-linux.com/docs/hardware.shtml
Easilize http://www.easilize.com/requirements.html
Libranet http://www.libranet.com/system_requirements.html
Icepack-Linux http://www.icepack-linux.com/hardware.html
EvilEntity http://undeadlinux.com/evile/req.php
IPCop http://www.ipcop.org/cgi-bin/twiki/v...op/IPCopHCLv01
Lindows http://www.lindows.com/lindows_hwsw_compatibility.php
PLD http://pld-linux.org/installer-requirements.html
GeeXBoX http://geexbox.free.fr/us/pages/require.html
MiniCD http://minicd.berlios.de/modules.php...al&parent_id=0
LinuxConsole http://linuxconsole.free.fr/requirements.php?langue=en
LiveLinux http://nwst.de/livelinuxcd/lilinux.p...tm/en_dist.htm
Tech Linux http://www.techlinux.com.br/compat.shtml
BearOps Linux http://www.bearops.com/support/bearo...20Requirements << (with support / propganda, looks easy distro)
CensorNet http://www.intrago.co.uk/products/censornet.php?sc=4
Devil Linux http://www.devil-linux.org/
Debian http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...ware-supported
Slackware http://slackware.com/install/sysreq.php
Linux Hardware http://www.eskimo.com/~lo/linux/hardwarelinks.html (general)
Linux Hardware.net http://www.linuxhardware.net/ (general)
intel http://support.intel.com/support/gra...inux/index.htm (general)
FreeBSD-5.0-i386 http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-i386.html
OpenBSD-i386 http://openbsd.org/i386.html#hardware
NetBSD-i386 http://netbsd.org/Ports/i386/hardware.html
NetBSD-Ports http://netbsd.org/Ports/
http://www4.tomshardware.com/howto/20040329/index.html (beginner)

Software Repository
http://freshmeat.net/
http://sourceforge.net/index.php
http://kde-apps.org/
http://www.kde-look.org/
http://gnomefiles.org/

Window emulator
http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
win4lin
crossover office
wine

linux from scratch
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

benchmarking
http://www.tux.org/~mayer/linux/bmark.html
http://www.nobell.org/~gjm/linux/benchmark.html

----- mandrake -----

http://www.mandrakeclub.com/
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/index.html

----- xandros -----

http://www.archlug.org/kwiki/XandrosKwikis
http://www.desktop-linux.net/xandrostips.htm
http://neo.caslab.queensu.ca/packages/xandros binary/
http://www.tancreti.net/xandros/
http://xandros-forum.de
http://xandros.jammys.net/

adding debian stuffs to Xandros
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=708
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=711
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=7472
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=5995
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=3920

----- DEBAIN -----

http://www.debian.org
http://kanotix.com/info/index.php (CD version)

----- PCLinuxOS -----

http://www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos/index.html

----- lycoris -----

http://www.lycoris.org/

----- OpenCD -----

www.theopencd.org

----- other linux-related softwares -----

Accounting
http://www.bizfinity.com/solutions/index.jsp
http://www.intacct.com/eledger_overview.html
http://www.peachtree.com/epeachtree/...quirements.cfm
http://oe.quickbooks.com/compare.shtml
http://www.sql-ledger.org
http://www.linuxcanada.com
http://www.moneydance.com

Anti-Virus/Adware/Worms
http://clamav.elektrapro.com/
http://www.hbedv.com
http://www.f-prot.com/products/corporate_users/unix/
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_avg_single.php
http://www.sebastian-geiges.de/tkantivir/index_en.htm
http://www.ravantivirus.com/pages/download.php
http://adblock.mozdev.org
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php

ardour
http://ardour.org/

Audacity (sound recording)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Backups
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nyrell/backuptool/index.html
http://www.cds-inc.com/swreg/free.html
http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/
http://www.biochemistry.unimelb.edu....p-HOWTO-3.html
http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Linux/FAQs/backups.html
http://www.tpci.com/linux_backup_software.htm
http://www.rosslaird.info/archives/2...writ/index.php
http://madpenguin.org/Article1505.html
http://www.rsnapshot.org
http://www.lyra.org/sitecopy/gnome/
http://www.partimage.org/
http://www.mondorescue.org/

BASIC
http://www.janus-software.com/phoenix_download.html

CAD/Rendering/Graphics
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
http://www.blender3d.org/
http://www.povray.org/
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
http://www.sodipodi.com/
http://www.inkscape.org/

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

Archives
http://linux.org.mt/article/selfextract

CD/DVD (burn)
http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...ialCDBurn.html
http://www.xcdroast.org/ X-CD-Roast 0.98
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kreatecd/ KreateCD
http://www.koncd.de KOnCD
http://cdbakeoven.sourceforge.net/ CDBakeOven 1.7.9
http://arson.sourceforge.net/ Arson CD Copy 0.9.8 (or 0.9.7???)
http://www.unixreview.com/documents/s=8989/ur0403i/

Checkbook Tracking
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft...k-Tracker.html

Creative Open Source (Soundblaster)
http://opensource.creative.com/sc_faq.html

CUTE
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=10966

dosbox
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1

dosemu-freedos
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/...u-freedos.html

emule (file sharing client)
http://www.emule-project.net/

Fax
http://www.cds-inc.com/swreg/free.html
http://www.cds-inc.com/prod/primafaxlinux.html
http://www.fax2send.com/fax2send/page/home.html

Firebird
http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html

Firewall
https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Galeon
http://galeon.sourceforge.net
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=6999

GNUCash
http://www.gnucash.org/docs/C/gnucash-guide/

GNUplot (scientific graphic)
http://www.gnuplot.info/
http://www.cs.uni.edu/Help/gnuplot
http://www.ucc.ie/gnuplot/gnuplot.html
http://www.duke.edu/~hpgavin/gnuplot.html

KDE
http://www.kde.org/

KMail
http://docs.kde.org/en/3.1/kdenetwork/kmail/

Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/
http://sandbox.pixelpoems.com/til/mozfavs/

Movie/Music
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html (MPlayer)
http://sinek.sourceforge.net/ (Sinek)
http://www.hadess.net/totem.php3 (Totem)

MySQL
http://www.ssc.com/

NEdit
http://www.nedit.org/

OpenOffice
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://ooextras.sourceforge.net/
http://www.oooforum.org/
http://www.ooodocs.org/
http://ooo.ximian.com/hackers-guide.html
http://www.ooomacros.org/
http://www.bytebot.net/openoffice/faq.html
http://openoffice.debian.net/ (debian)
http://openoffice.start4all.com/
http://www.openofficesupport.com/
http://www.getopenoffice.org/
http://www.taming-openoffice-org.com/
http://www.digitaldistribution.com/
http://www.sover.net/~mackmoon/OOoHelpOutline.html
http://www.hentzenwerke.com/catalog/ooo501.htm
http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/

R-Project (scientific graphic)
http://www.r-project.org/

Scanner
http://www.hamrick.com./vsm.html

Scilab (scientific graphic)
http://scilabsoft.inria.fr/

Scribus (book Publishing)
http://www.scribus.org.uk/

Security
http://www.snort.org/

Spam
http://packages.debian.org/popfile
http://popfile.sourceforge.net/old_index.html
http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

Thunderbird
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/

Web Publishing
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/

Wireless
http://www-scf.usc.edu/~sergior/tuto...-wireless.html
http://linux.grmbl.be/wlan/
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
http://www.linux-wlan.org/
http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/
http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~pliszka/hints/prism2.html (redhat)
http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/...ireless2.shtml
http://www.mpinet.com/
http://www.wlana.com/
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
http://www.intersil.com/prism/
http://www.absoval.com/writings/std-...hitepaper.html
http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11/
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~jain/...lans/index.htm
http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/
http://www.kismetwireless.net/download.shtml
http://www.lfriendly.com/wireless.html
http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ll&release=all

XMMS (Multimadia)
http://www.xmms.org/

----- other linux commands -----

ftp
http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/

rpm
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/modules.php?name=Mirrors
http://www.urpmi.org/
http://rpms.mandrakeclub.com/ (mandrake)
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article....ode=nocomments (mandrake)

tty
http://linuxconsole.sourceforge.net/
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5727959130.html

x11
http://www.x.org/

vi
http://www.newriders.com/books/opl/e...735710015.html
http://www.vim.org/
 
Old 09-02-2004, 04:06 AM   #8
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thanks 4 the amazing collection of links....................................
 
Old 09-02-2004, 04:43 AM   #9
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shengchieh - why not put all those links into your public bookmarks? That way they will always be visible to people who visit your profile, or you can include a link into your sig block pointing to your public bookmarks. It isn't necessary to keep posting this list of URL's -- J.W.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 04:59 AM   #10
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Book magaxine store

Hey, Glad to have you with us.

Where do you live?
I live in Ireland and there is a particular book shop with every magazine you could want.
If I just shop around I usually find a really good U.K based Linux magazines with good distros and good articles. In fact my current Linux distro - Slackware 10 - running on my Atlhon64 - was aquired in one of these magazines. I believe 'Linux Format' to be excellent.

The above info is very good though

Best of luck with it.

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