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Old 10-03-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
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Question i am a new user of linux,how can i master linux


hi frnds,
i am a new user of linux
except some basic commands i'm unfamiliar to linux enviornment.
pls tell me wht book shall i refer & hw shall i move ahead, so tht i can learn linux in an easy way
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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hi frnds,
i am a new user of linux
except some basic commands i'm unfamiliar to linux enviornment.
pls tell me wht book shall i refer & hw shall i move ahead, so tht i can learn linux in an easy way
The Linux Documentation Project

just like we ordinary mortals do.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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A good start at LDP would be the Intro book by Garrels http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/ That is command line mostly.

Another approach is to look at the documentation for the distro you are using. I think Ubuntu's is very good, but so are others. I'm talking about free manuals on their sites like this one:
https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/index.html

Linux is a big topic. Looking at the list of guides at LDP should give you an idea!
 
Old 10-03-2009, 07:17 AM   #4
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I'm not a big fan of LDP. The Free Rute online book is somewhat dated, but still good.

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

As was said, many distributions have their own documentation, that can often be useful. The ArchLinux wiki, for example.

There is one rather dated book on the LDP site, that gives a useful introduction to the shell.

http://tldp.org/LDP/gs/gs.html

(The installation part is dated.)

My own feeling, and others may disagree, is that your best bet is to start with one distribution, e.g., Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch or whatever, and learn it. Then, even though, the next distribution will be different, while learning the first one, you'll have gotten familiarity with some of the shell commands, which will be the same, and the basic concepts. For example, my work is all RH based, including Fedora and CentOS. So, I know yum and rpm pretty well. However, I don't know apt and dpkg all that well.

(Yum and rpm are the RH package management tools, apt and dpkg are Debian/Ubuntu tools)

Still, if I need to do something many of the commands given yum and apt are similar and I can also often quickly find it by typing into google, for example

dpkg equivalent rpm -qi

(Hrrm,OK, turned out to be a bad example, as the first few hits have Debian developers fighting about whether something is stupid or not, but hopefully, the point of it is clear.)
 
Old 10-03-2009, 01:40 PM   #5
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Hi,

A few links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 10-03-2009, 02:24 PM   #6
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Linux Newbie Admin Guide has been discontinued

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While I was reading this post I checked out the various links. The Linux Newbie Admin Guide has been discontinued. The other links work. Thanks for posting these.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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Hi,

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While I was reading this post I checked out the various links. The Linux Newbie Admin Guide has been discontinued. The other links work. Thanks for posting these.
I just checked the 'The Linux Newbie Admin Guide' and it was still available.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 02:34 PM   #8
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Really? I got a 404 and when I went to the top I got:
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linux-newbie
Project hosting terminated
As of April 2009 dotsrc.org (formerly SunSITE.dk) has been in the process of shutting down the project hosting part. Since we started open source hosting more than 10 years ago, Sourceforge, Freshmeat, Launchpad and a bunch of others have emerged. We don't see the big need for us doing this any more, and will focus on other services.

If you are the project owner of linux-newbie please contact staff (at) dotsrc.org to get a copy of your project data.

To make sure users will still be able to find this project in the future we will be happy to setup a redirection to the projects new home.



Regards,
Dotsrc.org Staff
 
Old 10-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #9
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This link to the Linux Newbie Administrator's Guide works though.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #10
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Hi,

I checked all my links and I'm able to get to the guide with no problem.

Show me the link with the termination notice please.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 03:25 PM   #11
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One more, but it's practice that does it...

http://www.linux.org/lessons/
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:04 PM   #12
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just slowly use it more and more and get used to it
its not that hard (well, software installation is rough)
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #13
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I get a 404 at http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/html/...its%29|outline which is the link in your post (#7)

And the quote is from http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/
 
Old 10-04-2009, 02:25 AM   #14
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Im a newbie and using a book called "Begenning Fedora from Novice to professional" its a good book from apress.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 04:33 AM   #15
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There are various books available on
http://www.linux-books.us/.

So far, I note that most of recommendations have been for books concerning command line linux usage. This may or my not be appropriate for the OP (I'd argue that you should learn something about the command line whatever your focus, but some people shouldn't start by focussing too heavily on the command line because they will mainly be using a GUI), and nothing that is distro-specific. Obviously there isn't much to go on as far as what distro the OP has chosen and whether command line should be the op's main focus, so more info might elucidate some more targetted info.
 
  


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