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Old 06-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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My introduction and intention

Hi guys I am definitely a newbie to Linux and would love to know as much as there is to know about Linux so that I can navigate and use source to it's fullest.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

If you have a specific qn, best to open a new thread for each one. See the Sticky notes.
In the meantime, have a read of the threads here in Newbie section, especially the many many(!) 'what's the best distro' threads.
Short answer; its up to you; there isn't a globally 'best' distro.

Here's a good site to see what's available
Good cmd line intro and also explains a bit about how Linux works; good background material, even if you think you'll never use cli.
A quick explanation of 'Linux is not (a free version) of MSwin' ; worth a read

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It depends what you want to use it for and learn from it. Sounds like you want to be able to either manage it or program within it.

I recommend both reading introductory books as well as playing with one or more distributions. Many times the book, or reference you read makes examples using a specific distribution, therefore loading that distribution is helpful. I also recommend that you just have a spare PC which you use to install Linux. There are a lot of Live distributions available which run from either CD or USB stick, I just learned from installing and using Linux on a spare PC until I learned enough about it to be able to consider more involved projects.


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