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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 Thor_2.0 - posted: 01-29-2013 05:05 AM
First off: I LOVE Arch Linux. It's the one I've learned the most from. The lack of a decent installer (CLI as suggested here?) kills the whole thing.
If you have some users running the thing and there's a crash, forget about a quick re-install with the latest one.
At crunch time, setting up an installer and letting it do the install (semi) unattended is a must.
Where did my update go wrong? By using the wrong console. I had a remainder of my Gnome desktop still around after I moved to XFCE, the Gnome terminal failed to save the Kernel path properly, thus I was left with a dead system.
Arch is NOT for the beginner. Arch is (IMHO) the better distro around, if you want to learn Linux, not if you need a quick-ready desktop...
Installed it on one of my test systems, the install went without a hitch. At the time I needed to quick-test somethng on a clean install. Other than Arch that needs wall-to-wall attention during install, Ubuntu takes you tru the usual "questionaire" (wizard) and does its thing - by itself.
My setup blocked when I had to set the screensaver, but that was maybe due to the box, rarther than the OS.
Tested box : Compaq E51/1G/80G - the video MAY not have been configured right, that's all...
All in all THE step-in OS if you need a good first-time impression of Linux, and a keep-this if you stay into Linux...