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Old 01-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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I am new to using Linux. I have set up Debian 'Lenny' on my machine at home. I work in the computer industry but I am not soo techie so I want to find the best way to learn Linux from scratch.

What would be the best source of documents to find what is available in Lenny eg. software and how to install them, how to configure package manager, configure wireless adapters, use UNIX commands for linux and install Apache, MySQL and PHP?

That's all for now. Any tips, help would be appreciated!

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Linux From Scratch is a tiny distro inteded so that you... well build and configure everything from scratch(surprise?).. It just gives you the foundation of a have to build the walls and paint the house as well as choose the furniture...

perhaps debian lenny is just fine for now! For installing appache i thought it was something like :

apt-get install lamp-server (or only lamp(am not shure))
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Here are some sources I found helpful:

About dot com's intro to Linux. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but the information is solid.

The Slackbook. It's Slackware-oriented, so it's very good on basics, such as permissions, file structure, and the like.

Garrels's Introduction to Linux. Extremely detailed and very thorough.

Lenny is a good, solid, stable choice. It's my second choice after Slackware.

Learn it. Then you will be ready to explore other distros.

As for learning how to use a webserver, I would suggest XAMPP, as long as you aren't planning to open it to the internet.


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