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Old 02-12-2018, 09:29 PM   #16
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Start playing with Slackware, it is one of the last true *nix distros left and offers a great way to truly learn how to use *nix rather then be used by it.

PS: live in the CLI, when you can comfortably do everything from CLI then GUI can be a tool and not a crutch.

That's a good idea. Thinking about it. Don't know if that's biting off too big a chunk though. I'll probably install it over the weekend and see
naaaaa just take little bytes and you'll getter figured well enough.

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:03 PM   #17
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As someone hinted above, try to answer qns here at LQ (& elsewhere on the web).
This will force you to install/understand all sorts of SW & techniques.
Try to understand/check other people's answers.

PS: bookmark www.linuxtopia.org - lots(!) of free to read books/manuals etc.

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:26 PM   #18
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As someone hinted above, try to answer qns here at LQ (& elsewhere on the web).
This will force you to install/understand all sorts of SW & techniques.
Try to understand/check other people's answers.

PS: bookmark www.linuxtopia.org - lots(!) of free to read books/manuals etc.
Yes I'll make sure to check out any answers to questions that pop up here
 
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But first figure out the solution to the question just start with the simple ones.
 
Old 02-13-2018, 10:58 PM   #20
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Yes I'll make sure to check out any answers to questions that pop up here
That's a great plan, it's amazing how few people actually give back to LQ. To many come here for a "drag and drop" answer, and on finding that they might have to think a little for themselves, they just throw everything to the wind.

Have Fun!
 
Old 02-13-2018, 11:55 PM   #21
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Well, trying to answers qns here (not just in the Newbie forum either) definitely forces you to learn a wide range of stuff
Definitely won't get bored...
 
Old 02-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #22
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Although computers serve up a plentious share of ... ... ... ... ... ... what I still enjoy about working with them is that you never stop learning. Especially now that we have ready access to copious computing power that has become very cheap. (It didn't used to be that way.) And with the proliferation of the Internet and the market success of "open source, cooperative development," all of us stand on the shoulders of giants.

What started out as my hobby, when I was a young kid and the "personal computer" really didn't exist yet, continues to engage me now that I'm an old phart. And, except for the "old phart" bit, that's a very nice thing to be able to say.

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Old 02-18-2018, 06:49 PM   #23
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One thing though about browsing the questions and trying to understand them, is that there are many questions by and for system administrators.

I'm in school and there's no way I'm going to be working in system administration for at least a few years (and maybe at all since it doesn't interest me). Does anyone have any ideas about how I can learn about it without really having any kind of administration environment that I can use to get experience in it?
 
Old 02-18-2018, 07:29 PM   #24
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SysAdmin just means setting up services, users etc ie not just using apps like Office.

Just play around on your own system.
A good way to get used to network related services like email, nfs, ssh etc is to setup a couple of VMs, then you have your own private datacentre
 
  


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