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Old 10-24-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Beginner Online Tutorial Recommendation


I ran a search on this topic but it returned a slew of results from 2006 and older???

I'm semi-retired so not looking for certification but I would like to learn my way around the command line and the Linux system in general. I did some online searching but it's difficult to tell who's real and who just puts up a nifty website.

Maybe the Linux Foundation? They do have an online video endorsement from Torvalds. Any others? Thank you.
 
Old 10-24-2016, 06:41 PM   #2
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I'm semi-retired so not looking for certification but I would like to learn my way around the command line and the Linux system in general.
Hi...

Here are some sites that I think might be helpful...

http://linuxsurvival.com/linux-tutorial-introduction/

http://ryanstutorials.net/linuxtutorial/

http://linuxcommand.org/

http://www.tecmint.com/free-online-l...for-beginners/

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Maybe the Linux Foundation?
The tutorials offered by the Linux Foundation can be found here, although I'm not sure if they have one covering the command line for beginners.

Pretty island you live on, by the way, I visited Victoria back in 2005. I was amazed to see how spotless the streets were (no trash or a lot of cigarette butts) compared to our own.

Regards...

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Old 10-24-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
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In addition to those mentioned above, goinglinux.com is an excellent resource.

About dot com also has a pretty good section on Linux. (Apparently, it's now "Lifewire," whatever the heck that means.)
 
Old 10-24-2016, 10:37 PM   #4
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Linux for beginners is like the history of the world for beginners. The apropos program accepts one argument, usually a command name, and it tells you what the command does. I made great use of it when I had to use dialup UNIX shells to get online. No search engines or web browsers then. But apropos really helped with the UNIX commands, which are the same in Linux.
 
Old 10-24-2016, 10:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the interesting suggestions. I'll root around in each of them for awhile and then settle on one to begin some detailed learning, with the others as a sort of side reference.

A few years ago I started learning Python using a student version of Wing IDE. My interest in that has perked up again. Know anything about that?

Yes, Victoria is a beautiful small city, although it's beginning to show some signs of relentless growth. It's a very, very highly favoured and sought-after retirement spot for people escaping the winters of other parts of Canada. I live about an hour's drive north of there in a very small city called Duncan.
 
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Thanks for the interesting suggestions.
You're welcome, I hope they're helpful. Yes, I just looked up Duncan on a map of British Columbia, about midway from Victoria to Nanaimo. I hope the growth in Victoria is being managed well.

Regards...

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Old 10-24-2016, 11:26 PM   #7
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I'm happy to see your re-sparked interest in lots of learning...
Something about this online book intrigues me: a nice combo of beginner/sophisticated/friendly. There's lots of other links (to links...) there too. Enjoy!
btw, I love [public=free] libraries; I see yours has 'Linux Bible' 2e; another lib. fav:
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know 2nd Edition (highly rated!)

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