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I learning linux by going to academy, reading linux.org, reading book, surfing internet, but I still feel like a noob!
How are those teenage hackers learning how to use linux? damn it! they're so young.
i assume those teenage hackers learn from internet but it's not easy as i thought because it's hard to find a site where there's a full course to become pro.
what's the best source that you guys are using?
please share website that teaches linux very easily for the growth of linux/hacker community
I don't think there's one source of ALL linux/computer knowledge out there. It's such a vast area that it's impossible.
I wouldn't call myself a pro, but I happen to know the secret how to become one. My secret method consists of 10 simple steps:
1. Spend hours/weeks/months at a computer practising/experimenting with what you've learnt.
2. Set up various servers, then break them to fix the problem.
3. Try to investingate other people's problems on this forum to benefit yourself.
5. Read manuals of particular commands/programs and play with them.
8. Don't give up until you find a solution to a problem.
9. Learn bash/sed/awk
10. Be a regular visitor to websites like: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
Simple! Isn't it?
I know my post probably doesn't help you much, but there's no simple answer to your question. The key is that you need to read and practise what you've learnt.
Have a full backup of everything, (A nicely configure operating system, all your personal data).
Have a copy of your operating system installed in a separate partition for learning keeping the original installation in usable condition. While learning, (in the copy), work on copies of your data when experimenting with software before implementing changes to originals.
If you break the "copy" operating system, you have the original to fall back on till you wipe out the broken copy and reinstall from your backup.
By using this approach, you can shrink the fear factor to the point where you can eliminate it, and you'll start having fun learning Linux. Best of all, you give yourself lots of room for mistakes, because all in all...
The best way to learn Linux is by your mistakes, experience, and Google.
Use it. That is what I did and have been doing for the past year and a half. I still feel like a noob but most of us still feel that way. Most people that have been using Ubuntu for 5 years still feel like a noob at times. It is just learning to go with it and just learn what you want. Go at your own pace and just keep using it. You can read forums and posts all you like but in the end what you need to do is try it out yourself. Good luck!!
- Justin -
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I personally learned linux building my own distro via LFS (www.linuxfromscratch.org) and then building several linux boxes for different purpose (net router, web server, desktop, very old notebook, etc.)