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Old 02-25-2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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Talking Basics of Linux

I am new to Linux and I am looking for a training video that would go over a good basic overview of the Linux system, file structure, all commands, in's & out's, installation and upgrading systems, loading and installation of hardware drivers, a good and complete pocket reference book.

I purchased some training videos for SUSE, but they go right into making a system and I would like to know and understand a good basic overview of Linux 1st.

Something that might help a Windows user relate to Linux.

Thank you!
Old 02-25-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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Hum, I think you'd better have it the old-school way. READING !

Old 02-25-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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Here are some pointers

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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I'd recommended reading as well. Besides, if you want to have a compact source of knowledge in a form of a book, you could buy some 'linux bible', however, 'google' is full of tutorials at all stages free of charge.

You could go through them, and if you've got some specific questions, try to find specific answers by googling or posting it on the forum.
Old 02-25-2009, 08:38 AM   #5
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For a pocket reference I Like to recommend The Linux Phrasebook This book has the command broken down by task, which is much more productive when you are still learning. Most command references list the command alphabetically which, lets face it isn't much use if you don't know the name of the command you need in the first place...

as for something that gives you ALL the commands. I've been using Linux for Years now and the more I learn the more I realize how much I still don't know.

apropos is a good command to know though.. it searches for commands. so if you want to see commands related to copying then you would use apropos copy it will return a list of command with brief descriptions. then you can use man to get detailed info on the specific commands returned. man cp, or man dd, etc..

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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thanks Farslayer! I didn't know the apropos command...
As it was suggested above I recommend a Linux bible book. I see you have OpenSuse installed I would recommend the OpenSuse Bible. I also recommend LINUX POCKET GUIDE from O'Reilly, it has many commands and how to use them.
good luck! :=)


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