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Old 10-09-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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How do I learn Linux??

I need to become a guru in Linux as I am entering into the Computer Forensic World. I have done little programming in the past.

Whats the best way for me learn?
Old 10-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Install Linux, get books/ebooks, spend as much time going over techniques and making sure it all sinks in your grey matter

And of course... ask questions on!!!
Old 10-09-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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Install it and use it. Start with Ubuntu if you've never used Linux before, but you'll want to move to a different distro if you want to become a "guru" as Ubuntu is designed for the Linux newbie, although it is fine for any Linux user, you'll learn more on a distro that isn't specifically designed for ease of use.

Read about it. If you've never used Linux before, research what you need to know before installing it(how to install, how partitions work, how to install software, basic command line use, understanding configuration files, etc.). Read news sites, blogs, wikis, forums, etc. and utilize these resources. Don't be afraid to ask questions. There's tons of info on Linux out there and Google is your best friend in this case, whether you are new and looking for info or experienced and troubleshooting a problem.

In short, use it, read about it, play with it.
Old 10-09-2009, 02:28 PM   #4
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I would suggest finding a video like testout linux+ somewhere. It can give you a real push. It put me on the right direction anyway. There are loads of linux video tutorials. Just google and I am sure you will find some.
Old 10-09-2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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Hi Chioma,

Welcome to LinuxQuestions World...
If you wanna start with Linux, then first of all you should read some basic commands in order to get a know-how of linux. Then try to install it over your machine. This is not difficult at all, just a bit tricky.

Selection of linux distribution(version) is another important point, as suggested by Chomp also, Ubuntu will be a good option to do that. Installation video are avaialble over, so maybe you can check those as well. Once you become a bit familiar with commands and command-line, then you can yourself can try other distros as well.

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