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Old 01-08-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation Learning linux.

I've just installed linux (Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger), at first it seemed really much alike windows. But when I came to such things as installing programs and some admin tools I realized how different it is. I need to learn how to handle this new OS and for that I need some help!
Anyone know of a good tutorial, which will take me trough the very basics of linux, and eventualy all the way to the more advanced use of linux such as the terminal.

I've tried google it, but the tutorial I've found has either been to advanced or to easy and :P I need a tutorial that will take me all the way.

Some links, please
Thanks for you time.
Old 01-08-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Ok, here is somthing, that I told another guy a few days ago. I think it fits to you, too

Originally Posted by Flesym
Hi also from me!

First of all: Congratulations to your great decision! -I know that Linux can be very (very!) frustating at the beginning, but believe me when I say, that it's definitely worth all the sweat an anger - so do yourself a favor and don't give up!

My advice is: Don't try to install software or klick around to see what happens..., this shouldn't be your first step (maybe your second or thrid, but not the first). The most vital thing you shold learn (before everything else) is 'bash', or at least it's basic commands. Whatever you want to do, you won't get very far without it. I think most people will agree that Linux is (unlike Windows) not controlled via mouse and menus, but by keyboard and bash. The Mouse may be good if everything works fine and nothing needs to be changed (even then the keyboard is faster, as you'll surely see). But without knowledge of how to run scripts, move files, mount devices, change permissions, setting up soft- and hard links you will collapse over your first (little) problem. So first of all learn bash! Here is a starting-point to do so:

Just open a terminal and follow this guide step by step, play around some hours and then search the web for a more advanced tutorial. Also an important thing, but much easier to learn, is the directory-strucutre under Linux, which is quite strict and should be followed from the very beginning to avoid misconceptions and a messed up system. This is also explained in aboves Tutorial. Another advice: Don't(!) use a file-browser, at least not now. Always use a terminal to get familiar with it and 'bash'; and before you can say "bash" you will see that this is much(!!) more powerful and faster than every browser on earth!

When you are able to manage all this, you are a big step further, and will see that it's really much easier than it seems now. Go on by playing with your configuration files, set your system up for your needs and then, not earlier, install RealPlayer, which then will be a breeze for you and make you smile at your current situation.

Keep going
Old 01-08-2006, 02:09 PM   #3
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more good links are over here:
Old 01-08-2006, 02:15 PM   #4
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Okey thanks for the reply, think I got a little more clue what I got to do.
Just hope I'll make it, had to learn HTML 3 times before I got it because I always quited when it got hard :P Hope I've grown up ^^
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Originally Posted by Throntel
Okey thanks for the reply, think I got a little more clue what I got to do.
Just hope I'll make it, had to learn HTML 3 times before I got it because I always quited when it got hard :P Hope I've grown up ^^
One step at a time......
Try things, poke around, push buttons. When you get stuck, read a book.
Since you are using Ubuntu, check out Ubuntu Forums. also look up the Ubuntu getting started guide--it will be linked on the main Ubuntu site or on the forums site.


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