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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 Tadaen - posted: 01-30-2014 06:30 PM
Been using Debian and derivatives ever since I started with linux (about a year or so). Decided to try something new, someone suggested OpenSuse. Downloaded both the Gnome and KDE live versions. Popped them on a flash drive and away I went. The installer was the nicest one I've seen yet on any linux I've used. Very well laid out. It was a breeze and very intuitive I thought. Once inside the installed system though things stopped.
PackageKit, some unknown process that I didn't start or had ever heard about had taken over my system. It wouldn't let me add / remove / upgrade / update my software at all. Just kept telling me the process was locked. I let both of them sit for over an hour and still no dice (Fedora 20 did this to me as well).
They seem nice enough, the distros backed by commercial companies usually are... but if you can't install any software whats the point. Can't speak to anything beyond that as that was as far as I got. Packagekit ruined it for me. I'm going back to Debian, or whatever. Something that doesn't have packagekit.
*EDIT* I have since learned that there is console magic to turn it off and get rid of it but it seems stupid since the average new user will not even know what to google for much less how to get that thing turned off so they can use the package manager.
Finally got past packagekit, and after letting it run it's updates the thing can't mount root filesystem anymore.