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Old 11-07-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Never used linux before.Please give me some guidance on what book or manuals I should

buy.I have just got Ubuntu 12.01 and find it very interesting but still struggling.I have managed to set up 2 emails and used Gramps a little with gedcom but my failure is I know not a thing about Linux,totally in the dark and only a very average Windows user but what should I buy or find on the internet a book/s or free beginners tutorials.I have just bought the Ubuntu Made Easy by R.Grant and Phil Bull and find very good for ubuntu but I need to find out more about linux system so That I can use this better.
Thankyou this is my first go at this
Old 11-07-2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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You can just click on "Linux Tutorials" in the Main Menu (located on the right of your screen when using LinuxQuestions. There will be plenty of further suggestions found in the items there.
Have fun.
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Welcome to LQ!

Links I like to recommend to new users;
Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
For when you do happen to have issues or questions then;
FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.
"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.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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Hi. Or, the library's Linux Bible comes with hands on ISOs you can also download here plus in the first link of my signature... I also like.

Good luck, have fun.
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Another website and book, useful for command line stuff:

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Slackware Essentials is a good book to have on hand also. It's mostly for Slackware, but it can be used for a wide variety of distributions.
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Learning Linux isn't a matter of reading random tutorials, it's about deciding on something you want to do, and then researching how you would do it. Guides like those posted above might help occasionally (rarely), but chances are you'd be better off just Googling for what you want to do and going from there.

The best advice I can give you is to use the machine like you would any other OS, and when you run into something you'd like to do but can't figure out how, Google it. When Google fails you, check the guides linked above, when they fail you, post on LQ to ask for assistance.
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