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Old 06-26-2014, 03:12 AM   #1
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where to get started with linux


I want to get started with Linux but I want to know the book for right guidance in a simple language.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 04:07 AM   #2
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This link might be usefull. however it might be out of date.

http://manuals.bioinformatics.ucr.edu/home/linux-basics
 
Old 06-26-2014, 04:07 AM   #3
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To get started with linux you are better off downloading the live-distro's & either burning to cd or usb to try them & see what distro you might like. Then you may install either to hdd or virtual machine.http://distrowatch.com

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Old 06-26-2014, 04:26 AM   #4
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I want a desktop version to use and I don't have any Linux background so I want to learn from the root level.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 06:34 AM   #5
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I want a desktop version to use and I don't have any Linux background so I want to learn from the root level.
Eddy1 has made a good suggestion. Why not follow it. You can explore the possibilities and decide for yourself. The sentence, "I want to learn from the root level." doesn't mean anything. Are you trying to say that you want to learn linux "starting from zero"? or "starting from the ground up"? or "starting from the very beginning"? If that's what you mean, there are plenty of tutorials available (free of charge). Just look in the Man Menu of the LQ website.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:33 AM   #6
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I want a desktop version to use and I don't have any Linux background so I want to learn from the root level.
There is no one, pre-planned way to learn Linux. It also depends on what you wish to do with it; program, use, play, or other. The best thing to do is to read up a bit on it so you understand some knowledge about it and also to try it. In the old days, a computer which was too slow or old for other things was a great candidate to use Linux and that's how I learned, but these days you can burn a live CD/DVD or USB and then boot off of that to experiment with Linux as it would look installed on your system and pretty much get the full experience.

A things to watch out for is newest systems have changes to their BIOS, I believe the term is UEFI where it performs fast boot and sometimes makes it difficult to change your boot settings to get your system to boot off of other media. The best recommendation is to grab something like Ubuntu or MINT, make yourself a Live USB and then boot off of that USB to see Linux run and begin some self learning.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 10:06 AM   #7
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Is there any book to start with. U recommend
 
Old 06-26-2014, 10:10 AM   #8
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This book helped me greatly when I first began my linux journey.

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
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The O'Reilly Linux book (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596154493.do) really helped me out when I was learning. I found my copy at Halfprice Books, though. So did bribing my best friend with chocolate oranges for help. Might not work if your best friend isn't a Linux geek and doesn't like chocolate oranges, though.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
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I want to get started with Linux but I want to know the book for right guidance in a simple language.
Whenever you are learning or teaching something you have to start with what the student already knows and work from there. What is your level of computer knowledge?

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Old 06-26-2014, 02:38 PM   #11
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As we are already using windows 7 and everyone here in India is also using the same. It really makes uncomfortable just becoz of different file types Both operating system uses. Hence how to overcome this
 
Old 06-26-2014, 05:37 PM   #12
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As we are already using windows 7 and everyone here in India is also using the same. It really makes uncomfortable just becoz of different file types Both operating system uses. Hence how to overcome this

In that case...you might want to touch base with @ishouvik on Twitter. Not sure what part of the country he's in these days, but he might be in touch with linux users groups (if there are any) in other parts of the country. Either way, he's a great resource for all things Linux.
 
Old 06-27-2014, 12:53 AM   #13
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A good free resources to start is tldp
 
Old 06-27-2014, 11:10 AM   #14
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Wink book to start

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Is there any book to start with. U recommend
I like the "for dummies" books to start anything. Try "Linux for dummies"
Easy to understand language and informative.
 
Old 06-27-2014, 11:22 AM   #15
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There is no one, pre-planned way to learn Linux.
Since there is no 'authority' on Linux and how to learn it, there isn't a single accepted way to do it.

Rather than suggest a website, or to download the distro, or a dummies book --- I would suggest heading to your local community college and enrolling in a Linux 101 class to learn the basics. They will have you do basic command line stuff, installations and other coursework that will ultimately help you out. Its a great place to start and usually cheap.

In macomb county we get classes for 25$ a credit hour, so the Linux class would be 100$.
 
  


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