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Old 06-06-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
mark spears
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I want help


Please i would want someone who would like to assist me as i start to use linux because i am naive to this platform.Also want a step to step approach to this platform called linux i mean a self explanatory article or tutorial thank you.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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Please i would want someone who would like to assist me as i start to use linux because i am naive to this platform.Also want a step to step approach to this platform called linux i mean a self explanatory article or tutorial thank you.
Welcome Mark Spears to LQ

Here you will find each and every kind of help about RHEL. If you have any query regarding Linux you may create a thread and you will find so many answers. I myself not an expert but i can guarantee about this forum.

Kind Regards,

Shahnawaz Uqaili
 
Old 06-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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Hi mark spears and welcome to LQ!
As Shahnawaz Uqaili said, here on LQ are alot of people who knows very much about Linux, RHEL, CentOS, ... .
But some tips for the future, when you start a new thread, never use something like you used now (i need help, help me, ...) such threads are mostly ignored.
Also, be a little more specific of what you want to do or what the problem is
Give us your specific OS, version, ... .

Hopefully you'll have a great time at LQ !!

Have a nice day



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Old 06-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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You might want to read Linux is NOT Windows.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
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Hi mark,

Welcome to LQ. You are at a right place to learn Linux.
If you have any query you can anytime post a new thread any surely you will get quick response to that thread.

You can also learn many things on google.

You will surely have bright future ahead if you learn Linux quickly.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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Please i would want someone who would like to assist me as i start to use linux because i am naive to this platform.Also want a step to step approach to this platform called linux i mean a self explanatory article or tutorial thank you.
First you may want to read all the documentation provided from your linux OS. E.g. if you choose Red Hat or Centos, check the official documentation on their respective sites. To learn about the command line (shell) usage, independently from a specific linux distribution, a good starting point is http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php. For specific questions about a specific problem you encounter, LinuxQuestions is the right place to ask.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 12:33 PM   #7
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tommcd said,
"It is often said that Slackware is the best distro for learning linux; and I agree with that.
Using Slackware has taught me a lot more than I would have ever been able to learn from using Ubuntu.
There is an old saying in the linux world:
'If you use Red Hat, then you know Red Hat. If you use Slackware, then you know linux'."

As such, one recommendation is Slackware Essentials

Welcome!
 
Old 06-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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You should start by learning how to use basic commands and for example get familiar with file and directory ownership/permissions. I strongly recommend using the archlinux wiki. I've learned almost everything I know about linux there.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 02:05 AM   #9
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and BTW, facebook, gmail and yahoo are NOT called distributions, as is shown on the left side of your first post.

OpenSuse, Ubuntu etc. are NOT Linux. They are "distributions" of Linux. That means, Linux is core kernel, only. Novel and Cannonical are "companies" which have build "distributions/flavours" of Linux like OpenSuse and Ubuntu. This means that have built softwares like "package managers", "desktop environments", "mailing clients" etc. which "facilitate" the human interaction with the kernel.

You might like to Google out the above words in italics.

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