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Old 04-27-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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Where do i start from?


Hi guys i am new to linux and completely alien to using it however i am really interested to learn to use it. May i know where can i get the source to learn the fundamentals?
 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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Hi

Have you installed a distro yet if so which 1.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 04:06 AM   #3
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hi, yes i have installed Centos onto virtual box
 
Old 04-27-2013, 04:09 AM   #4
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Hi

Have a look here
http://linuxcommand.org/index.php
 
Old 04-27-2013, 04:09 AM   #5
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...and if you don't want to commit to installing a Linux distribution right now maybe try out a relatively simple Live CD like KNOPPIX combined with a basic entry level introductory course first?
 
Old 04-27-2013, 04:37 AM   #6
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Hello & Welcome to LQ!

Few good guides are here: http://tldp.org/guides.html
Also check here for more stuff.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #7
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wow thanks guys for all the inputs
 
Old 04-27-2013, 07:30 AM   #8
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The first thing I'd recommend is to install a Distro onto a Virtual Machine, this way you really learn how to properly install it, following it's web page instructions. When you're confident to install it, do it. =)
 
Old 04-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #9
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Given you say you've already installed it (post #3), here are the manuals
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion_index.html
NB: Centos is a free rebuild of RHEL, so those manuals will work as well.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #10
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thanks guys i really appreciate the help and the warm welcome.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #11
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CentOS is a great choice if you are preparing for a career as a Linux sys admin, web developer, etc!

If this is purely for home/hobby/learning then I recommend to install a user-friendly distro such as Mint, Ubuntu, etc. and learn how to perform your everyday tasks (such as: surf the web, listen to music, create documents/spreadsheets, play games, etc.) by following the officially provided documentation.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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Try these web links: http://linux.org
http://linux.com
http://http://www.softwaretrainingtu...nux-choice.php
http://http://www.linux-tutorial.inf...ntent&pageid=7
http://http://www.flashcardexchange....ery=linux&sm=1
http:// http://training.linuxfoundation.org/...als-and-videos

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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as "snowpine" posted
cent or what i run ScientificLinux " are good
BUT they are NOT a good choice for a "everyday" desktop install

RHEL/CentOS/SL are basically " server class" operating systems
-- yes they can be used on a home desktop " but it is not the best tool for everyday use .

I run SL6.4 BUT ,i use it for university and scientific programs that are DESIGNED for red hat and the 10 year life cycle it has

For normal use i use OpenSUSE 12.2 KDE

I also use sl6 as a BACKUP , if opensuse dies then i know with 100% certainty that i can use sl6 -- it is on a different drive
 
Old 04-28-2013, 05:56 AM   #14
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Yes i chose Centos because its work related i just got a job as a IT engineer however i have no knowledge of it so currently struggling to pick up those fundamentals haha
 
Old 04-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #15
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however i have no knowledge of it so currently struggling to pick up those fundamentals
then there is going to be a VERY long and very steep "learning curve"

all the links in the above posts are good
some are a bit old but the terminal dose not change much over time

CentOS assumes that you already have a lot of red hat experience
all the current documentation is NOW the red hat documentation
on the red hat site
https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...erprise_Linux/
and on the wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/
but some of the wiki is out of date ( centos 4 and 5 )
you will have to be able to port things to centos 6.4
the forum also is a bit slow - not very busy
http://centos.org/modules/newbb/index.php?cat=9


for the most part any docs for RHEL or CentOS or ScientificLinux can be used
 
  


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