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Old 06-08-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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new to linux, where to start with?

i had 2 yrs working exp in hp-ux , and now i would like to learn linux , where to start with any document links can i get?
Thanks in advance..

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Hello, welcome to LQ and welcome to the wondeful world of Linux!
I personally started here:
While it is focused on Slackware linux, it is as close to a pure linux system as it gets, mainly because most (if not all) packages in Slackware are unmodified and if you want to configure something, you do it via tweaking the config file on your own without any wizards and third-party tools to do it for you. Other than that, it depends on what distribution you'd like to use. Most of them have a great wiki (ubuntu, archlinux for example) with lots of beginner pages. Pick your distro and head to their site. If you stumbe upon any difficulties, step by at LQ and we'll do our best to give you a hand. Have a great day now!
Old 06-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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Not all of these may apply to you, but to help you get started:

Please READ this before posting!

Before you post: What to include in a Hardware question.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

Linux is Not Windows

linux beginners guide

The Linux Cookbook

Linux Newbie Admin Guide

Linux Self Help

Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

Linux Documentation Project

Rute Tutorial & Exposition

Linux Command Guide

GNU History Library website

How to install from source

Linux alternatives to M$

How to use a M$ app on Linux

Using dreamweaver on Linux
finding help on your computer:
<PROGRAM> --help

man pages

Bash Guide for Beginners

Bash Reference Manual

Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

bash shell Net

Understanding the cat command
live cd
Most came from LQ! (onebuck and others)
Chess Griffin's Linux Reality pod casts
if you have the bandwidth:

LAMP software bundle

Building a LAMP Server

Easy LAMP Server Installation
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You might want to take a look at The Linux Documentation Project. There's a tremendous amount of information there.


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