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Old 10-17-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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The best way to learn Linux...

Hi frnds..
I think the best way to learn Linux is to read manual pages and discuss with frnds and
What do u say??
Old 10-17-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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Well, I think the best way to learn it is to use it, and when you get problems fix them instead of doing a reinstall.
Old 10-17-2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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I think the best way is to read the full code source (including the code source of all the linux apps), and rewrite it from scratch.
Old 10-17-2005, 03:02 PM   #5
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makuyl, I couldn't said it better myself. I can proudly say that I've NEVER done a reinstall to fix a problem. As long as you can boot to a commandline you can fix anything.

I also recommend keeping printouts of internet research and keep a notebook to record how you've fixed things. Excellent references to use in the future to help yourself and others.
Old 10-17-2005, 04:57 PM   #6
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These all seem like good suggestions, especially Agrouf's!

But I'd also like to suggest the LINKBAT Tutorial.

And then there's the Rute Tutorial also.

Both are excellent.
Old 10-17-2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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I like dracolich's way with the reference material, although I will say that I like the good ol trial and error method myself, plus when I run into problems, has been there to help me out
Old 10-18-2005, 02:14 AM   #8
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Hi all
Thanx to every body replied to this thread I launched this thread just to know how to learn linux better.. Actually I want to really build my own small operating system just like DOS. Right now I know just to use linux like programming on linux in C and CPP well I have studied a book of Concept of Operating System but I think still I am far behind to start from scratch..
So some body please tell me how should I start building a small operating system...
Thanx in advance..
Best Regards,


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