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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 kebertx - posted: 09-10-2012 09:04 AM
I disagree that the latest install cd is more difficult. The Arch Install Framework was nice, but now you get to install everything with pacstrap! Last few times I installed I thought it was exceedingly easy.
mkfs --> mount --> pacstrap --> chroot --> nano nano nano --> grub-install --> passwd --> Done!
Arch is often seen as a ricer's or hobbyist's OS, and I can't exactly say I don't fit that criteria, but it is still by far the best operating system I've ever worked with. It's very fun. It evolves to best suit your needs, the longer you use it, the better it tends to just fit you like a glove. I've developed a very thorough appreciation for open source software (with Ubuntu I'm not even sure I knew the meaning of the term).
I would recommend Arch Linux to anyone ready and willing to learn, if they want to invest a little energy into creating their own personal Linux Nirvana on their machine. It will make anyone very geek-happy (or hopelessly frustrated, depends on how open minded you are !