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Old 03-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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looking for a tutorial

Hello, has anybody come accross any tutorials for doing several tasks that go with a single distro.
Old 03-15-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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I think your question is too vague for most people to answer it. Here are some guesses that might work for you:

1. Go to and download webmin, a free system administration tool that runs through your browser and provides easily understood support for most "tasks," whatever those might be...

2. Put specific questions to Google. If worded right -- usually a little experimentation will help here -- you can find specific advice about virtually anything related to Linux, but don't try to just search for info on "Linux tasks." I tried that just now and got 2,800,000 hits.

3. Go to and buy a book or two. I have Running Linux and Linux in a Nutshell. They make a good pair; between the two of them you have a pretty good shot at getting at least some progress in figuring stuff out. Latest editions are for 2002-2003, which might seem dated, but the basics haven't changed much. You can always use man and info pages on your current system to check on changes in the options that go with a command or other feature, once you've gotten the basic hang of things from the books. O'Reilly may have other stuff that suits your own needs better. They are the outstanding publisher for Linux, bar none.
Old 03-15-2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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Maximux1u2, cool town you live in, camped there on a couple of my motorcycle rides out to Alberta over the years. Raellis beat me to the question here. If you are a little more specific on what "several tasks" you are interested in, you will find many people offering a wealth of info. In the mean time you may even find a local linux users group (lug) in your area, or at least some local people with some experience, check this out:
Old 03-16-2005, 03:40 AM   #4
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in general you will find everything you want here

but if want some guide for a specific distro then try the distros forum as it usually has alot of tips and howto

for ubuntu there is

P.S. : and yes you were a little vague , try to be a little specific the next time

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:44 AM   #5
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In my opinion, this is the best guides around for linux newbies:

Some Mandrake links for you:

Some good misc. stuff you will want to know, mostly covered by guide above anyway:

Also, watch for links in members signatures on LinuxQuestions forum, often used for directing newbies to useful resources

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Old 03-16-2005, 11:44 AM   #6
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Registration is free and you then get access to the certification exam tutorials. They cover BASH, networking, installing, and lots of other stuff in nice bite-sized tutorials.


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