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Old 08-23-2010, 05:03 AM   #1
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Linux Lab and Exercises - Sources - Please Help

Hello everyone,

I am a Linux newbie and would like to have some exercises to practice what I am learning.

I don't know if you are acquainted with the book "RH033 Red Hat Linux Essentials", but if you are, then these are the types of exercises I am looking for. Unfortunately, I don't have this book, I just saw a few examples of what they have :-(

Do you know of a website or any other source from where I can take similar exercises for practicing?

I am reading a lot of info, but without something to help me put theory into practice, I feel I can't really absorb anything.

I really appreciate your help!

Thanks in advance,

Old 08-23-2010, 05:18 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with this Red Hat book, but here's something I used to teach myself how to use Linux a few years ago:

It doesn't consist of exercises, but it explains how to get stuff done under linux with the commands for you to try out. It also gives the impression of being a bit dated and focuses on the command line, but if you want to be really productive under linux, then you need to learn exactly that. I found it very helpful.

Good luck!

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Old 08-23-2010, 05:30 AM   #3
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Hi Ahmed! Thanks, I do use quite a lot and you are right, it is helpfull indeed - BUT - I still lack the putting into practice part. For me it is very very hard to learn theory without exercises to follow up - my brain just doesn't absorb stuff that way :-(

If anyone else knows about a place from where I can get LABs/exercises, I would be extremely grateful.

Thanks in advance.

Old 08-23-2010, 06:54 AM   #4
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Hello Linux.Girl,

I have read few Linux books. I am not aware of "RH033 Red Hat Linux Essentials" and the type of exercies in this text book.

Long back I was also in the same situation. There are lot of good tutorials available in net to Practice, which helped me a lot.

Here are few links to help you
Covers Most of the basic Server setups
Advanced bash Scripting Guide
Old 08-23-2010, 06:56 AM   #5
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I find I learn by doing stuff too.

Why not give yourself an aim: "Setup a webserver securely"

then find out how to do it!
Old 08-23-2010, 07:14 AM   #6
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+1 djsmiley2k

and another way is read LQ and solve question at your end asked by newbie.
Because here you find variety of question/problems faced by use.
Old 08-23-2010, 07:20 AM   #7
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Hello everyone,

Many thanks for all your good ideas, I will definitely try them all and let you know how it goes!

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Smile linux practise book


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surf on google you will get a lot.


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