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Old 07-30-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
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Newbie needs Guidance

Hello. I have recently installed my first distro of Linux (FC5 dual booting with xp and server 2003). I wish to have a full, comprehensive study guide on hand to help me in my transitioning from the windows environment to the linux. Anybody know of any good sites or ebooks that give a little more than a few tidbit articles, leaving me to piece information together browsing the web? Or atleast, can someone give me an outline as to what I should study first, for example:
  1. Filesystem and directories
  2. YUM
  3. Repositories
  4. Installing software
  5. Linux version of a Registry?
  6. Setting up apache, ftp, mysql...

Much thanks,
Old 07-31-2006, 12:02 AM   #2
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rute is pretty comprehensive and a great place to start...and it's rpm based, so it's very fedora core friendly....
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Another good website to get a lot of differnet information is The Linux Documentation project.
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The Fedora manual
Linux in a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Trial and error---seriously, the best learning tool for many. Try different menu commands, explore and experiment. If you data is backed up, the worst that can happen is you would have to re-install.
Reading books often gives more value after you have spent time tinkering.
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Looks great, thanks for the replies.
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