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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 gradinaruvasile - posted: 07-24-2013 04:25 AM
Debian is my distro of choice.
I use it on my desktop and my laptop (i do my work on them) since 6.0 was in testing and i find it very dependable, i havent had any crash or anything, even when using mixed testing/unstable/experimental/self-compiled software/kernels.
The software repository is huge, maybe the largest among Linux distros - i found just about every package i really needed.
Also, most packages have -dev versions, that are to be used for compiling stuff - mostly you dont have to search the net for compile dependencies, just install the needed -dev packages.
I use the Xfce Desktop Environment (i can't stand Gnome 3/shell), which unfortunately in stable is at version 4.8 and has an older file manager (thunar 1.2.3).
The apt system can be a nuisance sometimes, but if you stick to the OOTB/approved repos, there are no problems.
The initial setup might take longer than with the "user-friendly" distributions, but after that using it is a breeze.