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Ignite420 09-03-2013 10:40 PM

need help learning Linux...if any one can point me in a right directions
i need to learn Linux to get in to the job i am applying for. newbie. need a how to guide for Linux ( red hat, Ubuntu). where can i download the software and practice some things..
any help appreciated.


gilead 09-03-2013 11:11 PM

You'll have to pay for Redhat to download it - CentOS is a free version. Ubuntu has several flavours (kubuntu, etc.) but the Ubuntu download page is here.

You don't say what sorts of tasks you want to learn - can you give us some more info about the job tasks?

Ignite420 09-03-2013 11:17 PM

Thanks for replying so quickly..!!
Tasks are mostly as Linux administrator..!! Provide application support

gilead 09-03-2013 11:53 PM

A good general guide is rute - I'm sure others will have preferred tutorial sites as well. The more specific you can make your questions, the more specific the answers will be. Do you have somewhere you can install the software (virtual machine, physical box) yet?

pan64 09-04-2013 12:38 AM

It looks like you need to learn bash first, to be able to do anything else. A good source can be:
In general you can start here too:

jdkaye 09-04-2013 01:13 AM

Go to Distrowatch and you will be spoilt for choice with about 80 zillion (ok, I exaggerate) different distros to choose from. You can start by burning a few LiveCD's and playing around with them until yo get the feel of things and develop a preference for one or another distro.

kooru 09-04-2013 03:55 AM

Welcome to LQ!
TO start i always suggest Linux Mint and study on

brianL 09-04-2013 04:01 AM

Another useful site:

onebuck 09-04-2013 07:06 AM

Member Response

Welcome to LQ!


Just a few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at '
Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
I like to recommend Slackware, not a hold your hand distribution but the Slackware forum is very helpful & friendly.

Hope this helps.

jdkaye 06-13-2014 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by stefandordevic (Post 5187497)
Hi, welcome to, first.
You could try, if for a place to practice with Linux, TrueAbility has some helpful hands-on modules for free, so you could have a shot and see on real examples how to work with it.

The last post before yours was posted a long time ago so I don't think the OP is still monitoring this thread.

jamison20000e 06-13-2014 06:32 AM

Hi. I also say Distrowatch (live, virtual machines (VM,) installers) but keep in mind most (if not all) can have different desktop environments (DE) and\or window managers (WM.) The second link in my signature for more... best wishes and have fun. :)

neilcpp 06-13-2014 06:35 AM

The way I learned about Linux was to use it daily as my operating system. If you use it (rather than trying to study it) I think that will force you to learn by experience.

Habitual 06-13-2014 08:03 AM

It's an old saying, but a wise one. R.T.F.M. ;)
No amount of reading will replace experience, and the only way to get experience is to use Linux daily.

TB0ne 06-13-2014 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by stefandordevic (Post 5187513)
Ok, but maybe he will receive mail notification.. Or someone else will find this useful.

Or maybe the OP will also realize that you've posted 9 different times, and SEVEN of them link to the same site, and figure out you're spamming LQ. The only two threads that don't point to that site are your introduction post, and the one here saying he'll get an email notification.

Poster/thread reported.

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