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Learning "Linux", new to "Linux" how to learn etc etc

Posted 11-17-2020 at 08:15 AM by zeebra
Updated 11-17-2020 at 08:56 AM by zeebra

So, I see this question popping up quite often, and it is a fair question. If someone is migrating from say Windows or Mac over to a "GNU/Linux" system, how do you go about learning it? Because, let's realize it, it is not the same as Windows or OSX or those systems.

I think the first and best thing to start learning "Linux" is to 1) start learning "what Linux is", or more correctly what GNU/Linux is. Most likely the system you are on is not Linux, but...
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In regards to GNU/Linux security modules, tools and models - notes to self

Posted 10-10-2020 at 05:01 AM by zeebra
Updated 10-10-2020 at 07:11 AM by zeebra

Is GNU/Linux inherently an unsafe system since so many different security modules, tools and models exist, or is it merely an extension that makes it possible to harden a GNU/Linux system beyond comprehension and basically lock down everything, control everything and see and log everything?
Some distroes say that KISS (keep it simple stupid) provides a better security, and they might be right.. It should minimize potential holes, errors and reduce the attack surface. While others include...
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A word on partitioning and permissions (for newbies)

Posted 09-06-2019 at 08:53 AM by zeebra

Unless you are completely new to GNU/Linux and/or have no idea what you are doing, ALWAYS use 1. manual partition setup when installing a distro! If you don't you have absolutely no control over what happens, you learn nothing, you (probably) end up with a bad setup and you can't plan for persistence. Besides that, auto-partitioning will usually whipe your whole disk!

There are other setups as well across various distroes, don't use these! MANUAL PARTITIONING IS WHAT YOU WANT. It's...
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