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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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Last Review by offgridguy - posted: 10-19-2016 09:08 AM
I have tried quite a few Linux distros, but after (finally)
getting around to Debian, I have found THE distro.
Although the installation itself was more complex than most
of the others, I did get it sorted out.
A high priority for me is the root user account, which Debian has. Had I known that sooner, I would have been here sooner.
A struggle learning how to get the missing RealTek firmware
but with help from ardvark71, I'm up and running.
I love the ease with which Debian recognized and configured my
Brother printer. No frustrating struggle with the Brother
driver download site, just connect the printer, power on
and go. Other distros may still come and go but Debian is
on my machine to stay.
Debian, try the rest, use the best.
Goodness comes at a cost.
Here at Slackware it's reading, in English.
- Those who read will understand.
- Those who understand will learn.
`There is no substitute for knowledge.`
- Those who know can do it right.
`Uninformed decision comes from wrong assumption, and we all know what assumption is `
Once I noticed a striking resemblance of a DVD-player-box and a computer running Slackware:
They'll run until the hardware deteriorates and get obsolete
- as boringly and as reliably as imaginable.
No bugs, no annoying `critical update: download 3GB each month!`, no software breakdown, no bit-rot, nothing.
Just reliant and boring operation.
Ran across this review section after downloading a new 14.0 iso. after my slack 14.0- disc is wearing thin from constant use.It needed to be replaced, Slackware is everything you want in a distro.that does its best not to emulate Windows production schedule. Wine is recommended is this case, even then it doesn`t emulate Windows either ;D
I am sure the other more user-friendly distros work for those to give them what they need, of course I tend to little biased starting with Linux Unleashed Slackware 3.1 after a long sad bout with Bill Gates OS . I made it back to Linux, never really considered any other distro as slack is what I cut my Unix/GNU/Linux Teeth on. Ive had the little BSD devil whispering at me.. but I`m a Slacker.
As mentioned above http://www.slackbuilds.org has a plethora of choices to choose from the folks deep inside the info files, which have written developed and support their programs to SlackBuilds have been very helpful.
Slackware lets you think, with a wide array of options.Then rewards you with the knowledge of a job well done. LQ is a Guide among Guides. 1st choice in looking for answers after seeking docs on the disk.
THANKS To Linus Torvalds!, Pat Volkerding!,LinuxQuestions.org! =)
Linux From Scratch is not a distribution! It's a meta-distribution. What you end up with depends entirely on what you want.
There are two stages in creating a working Linux From Scratch. The first is LFS proper, which gives you a minimal working Linux system, but not one that can do anything useful. The second stage is BLFS (Beyond Linux From Scratch) where you add the desktop (if desired) and the applications.
LFS comes in two flavours: sysvinit and systemd. This neatly evades the continuing warfare between the two systems. You simply choose the one you prefer. Apart from this difference, everyone who creates an LFS system ends up with the same thing. The main requirement (at least for novices) is an ability to do as you are told. Follow the book and you will not go far wrong.
The philosophy of BLFS is quite different. You build and install only the software you want so everyone's finished BLFS system will be different. Dependencies are dealt with efficiently: mandatory, recommended and optional dependencies are listed in the book for each package. Several different desktops are included.
You need to have a working Linux system as build host for LFS, but this could be a live disc. LFS itself makes a good host for a new LFS build. The most recommended host is probably Slackware. Debian and its derivatives will need some small adjustments.
You can update most of the software using the SVN versions of the books, but it is not recommended to update the core of LFS (gcc, binutils, Linux kernel and glibc). When new versions of these come out, it is time for a new build!
I'm confused by the other review. Ikey said on Jupiter Broadcasting's Linux Unplugged that Solus 1.2 is a completely home-baked distro, not now or ever based on Debian (previously based on another distro, but not Debian). It is also strictly a 64-bit system. What I think the problem may be is that there is a difference between whatever SolusOS is and the product Ikey made (http://solus-project.com), and we need to have a way to resolve naming practices.
At any rate, it is a snap to install, a joy to behold, easy to use... until you want to add packages not in the limited repository. How do you add packages? I haven't asked Ikey yet. I know I use SoftMaker Office for Linux 2016, and have not yet managed to get that installed in Solus. Fortunately, I dual-boot with LinuxMint 18, so I'm good.
I'm sure Ikey will be upgrading this as he goes along; a new point upgrade is about to be released, 1.2.1.
Not being your nuts-and-bolts type, I can't really dissect this, but it's worth a look and you'll probably get more out of it than I did. I'm your typical Windows user who hates Microsoft, not your typical Linux geek who knows coding... So take this with a block of salt, but you'll love it anyhow.