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Old 04-19-2013, 01:47 AM   #16
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@shivaa: Thanks for the info, those are good study material. I too had downloaded quite lot material including Debian Bible, CentOS bible kind of books, materials ( they go upto 450 MB data) but as I am a teacher I know for sure that even though you have material to study, some one should be there to tell you where to start with and withouth which its difficult if you start in a wrong place. So i am selecting few forums and interacting with the members who have real experience in using Linux.

Also to my knowledge I can use linux for my day to day purpose with GUI but I also Knew that one should also know the command prompt information for doing certain tasks and I am working on it.

@catkin: Actually I tried Ubuntu first as I said but for some reasons I dont like the interface and shifted to Linux Mint 14 which is cool at least to view and also it loads faster and have good database of drivers for various equipment.

I am a LQ member for some time and regularly i am reading this but not posting for long time, now started posting, regularly spending about an hour or two daily for learning new things.

I am curious to learn about the file system and how to do certain file based operations, how to do back up remotely etc kind of things... Should i do this later?

Also I am getting information that OpenSuSe and Slackware is also good, can i check them too?

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:34 AM   #17
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@programer:

Choosing a distro depends upon your level of expertise and your previous experiences with Linux/Unix. And it may be different for each individual. In the meantime, once appear for this test and it will recommend you some suitable Linux distros according to your requirements.

As you go more and more specific towards choosing a distro through this test and opinions of other experienced guys, it will be easier for you to choose one.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 03:40 AM   #18
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@programer:

Choosing a distro depends upon your level of expertise and your previous experiences with Linux/Unix. And it may be different for each individual. In the meantime, once appear for this test and it will recommend you some suitable Linux distros according to your requirements.As you go more and more specific towards choosing a distro through this test and opinions of other experienced guys, it will be easier for you to choose one.
I tried the link and provided information related to the questions, it conveyed that either I should be using Linux mint or ubuntu according to my answers and that two are presently used by me....

I do know that in a day or two one cannot master Linux but I am getting comfortable more and more with the GUI based linux versions.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #19
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Go with Debian- or a Debian based distro that stays close to its roots like Crunchbang or Siduction or Vsido.
Or if you must use Ubuntu, see my signature.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #20
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I tried the link and provided information related to the questions, it conveyed that either I should be using Linux mint or ubuntu according to my answers and that two are presently used by me.

I do know that in a day or two one cannot master Linux but I am getting comfortable more and more with the GUI based linux versions.
Yeah, I'd say if the test gave you what you are already using, it's time to step it up a notch and go to the source Debian. That will provide more of a challenge, while still keeping you in the familiar zone. Not that you can't learn a great deal just sticking with either Mint or Ubuntu, but from my own personal experience, it's all too easy to take the easy way out, and then you don't learn about core system functionality. I was a longtime Debian user, but still felt like I wasn't learning much, which is why I moved to Slackware.
 
  


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