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Old 08-17-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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Smile Need help knowing Linux.


hello.
Guys I'm new here and I wanna learn completely about Linux.


If someone could help be personally will be appreciable.!
 
Old 08-17-2017, 07:11 AM   #2
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hello.
Guys I'm new here and I wanna learn completely about Linux.


If someone could help be personally will be appreciable.!
Haven't read it all but, this looks good: https://www.tecmint.com/free-online-...for-beginners/
 
Old 08-17-2017, 07:17 AM   #3
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Hi, welcome to LQ !

There is no need of personal tutorship. Learning Gnu/Linux depends on one's intimacy to the system, therefore, the shortest way is to install one and play with it with a good pdf tutorial offline. Thus, you proceed to select and download from here an ISO of whatever distro appeals to you. Download a good tutorial for offline use from here or choose from the many works available here.

Finally, if you ram into some unsolvable problem post them here, as there are plenty of kind people to keep you going.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

m.m.
 
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:04 AM   #4
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Another thing to look at now is VirtualBox, a free "virtual machine monitor" that just happens to be backed by one of the biggest and wealthiest software companies in the world.

VirtualBox will let you install Linux in a "virtual machine" that will run in a window on your present host operating system – Windows, OS/X, Linux, whatever it may be. You can now safely experiment with Linux to your heart's content without breaking anything. What your VM perceives as "attached disk drives," your host knows to be "great big files." And so on.

Not sure which flavor of Linux you like best? No problem: set up a couple of VMs and try 'em both!

Furthermore – it's very efficient. CPUs today have hardware support for virtualization. Most of the web-sites and so on that you see today are actually virtual. "The Cloud™," as we call it, is made possible by virtualization.

I frankly don't "dual boot" anything. (Why bother, anymore?) I just buy external (USB 3.0, FireWire, Thunderbolt ...) disk drives for my convenience, bumped the RAM of my host computer up a little bit, and run VMs.

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Old 08-17-2017, 09:22 AM   #5
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Welcome.

I'd try a few of the live images for some of the popular beginner-oriented distros. Linux Mint is one of them. Like the others it comes with several pre-set options such as a pre-installed Desktop Environment. With Linux Mint you can choose from XFCE, MATE, Cinnamon, and KDE for the default. But like any other distro you can add, remove, or re-configure the packages until it looks like what you want. So for example, you could start with Cinnamon and add KDE and switch between them until you decide on one over the other. They will be different, but a better kind of different.

However, after trying out the Live images for a while, I'd recommend moving to one of them as your main system. If you feel compelled to retain a legacy system for whatever purpose, it would be best kept as a guest in a virtual machine (VirtualBox or Qemu) on the GNU/Linux host. That gives you daily practice with the GNU/Linux system so there is no excuse to slack off and has the added advantage that when the legacy system screws itself up, you can just roll back to a previous known-good snapshot with a click or two.
 
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:43 AM   #6
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Learning any OS is a job that's never done! Basically, you learn what you need to know. If a problem crops up and you can't find the answer, some-one here usually knows it: then you know a little bit more. For some initial thoughts about the change-over:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

This will tell you about Linux Mint, in what is probably its best version
https://linuxmint.com/documentation/...glish_17.3.pdf

Every program has its help button, and often a website. For example, the LibreOffice site offers free book-sized manuals on all parts of the software. To find out about available software, look here
https://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives

The command line can be very useful later on
http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashGuide
https://linux.die.net/

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Old 08-24-2017, 06:50 AM   #7
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Guys I'm new here and I wanna learn completely about Linux.
Buy a used machine to experiment on fearlessly. Read good documentation. Read it again. Choose a distribution. Partition your hard drive. Repartition it. Install your system. Configure it. Reinstall it. Do it again. And again. Break things. Learn how to fix them. Break them again, etc.

Rinse and repeat (except the "buy" part).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._distributions
http://www.tldp.org

A good manual to start from: Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide [PDF]
 
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:51 AM   #8
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hello.
Guys I'm new here and I wanna learn completely about Linux.

If someone could help be personally will be appreciable.!
You can look at SlackwareŽ-Links section Linux-Newbie for links to information that may help you in the adventure of learning Gnu/Linux.

Quote:
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We Know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."- Samuel Johnson
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:24 AM   #9
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https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...y-live-builds/

Also with other links below:
 
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