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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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Last Review by HH_ACN - posted: 02-27-2017 02:15 AM
I have tried quite a few Linux distros, but after (finally)
getting around to Debian, I have found THE distro.
Although the installation itself was more complex than most
of the others, I did get it sorted out.
A high priority for me is the root user account, which Debian has. Had I known that sooner, I would have been here sooner.
A struggle learning how to get the missing RealTek firmware
but with help from ardvark71, I'm up and running.
I love the ease with which Debian recognized and configured my
Brother printer. No frustrating struggle with the Brother
driver download site, just connect the printer, power on
and go. Other distros may still come and go but Debian is
on my machine to stay.
Debian, try the rest, use the best.
Goodness comes at a cost.
Here at Slackware it's reading, in English.
- Those who read will understand.
- Those who understand will learn.
`There is no substitute for knowledge.`
- Those who know can do it right.
`Uninformed decision comes from wrong assumption, and we all know what assumption is `
Once I noticed a striking resemblance of a DVD-player-box and a computer running Slackware:
They'll run until the hardware deteriorates and get obsolete
- as boringly and as reliably as imaginable.
No bugs, no annoying `critical update: download 3GB each month!`, no software breakdown, no bit-rot, nothing.
Just reliant and boring operation.
Ran across this review section after downloading a new 14.0 iso. after my slack 14.0- disc is wearing thin from constant use.It needed to be replaced, Slackware is everything you want in a distro.that does its best not to emulate Windows production schedule. Wine is recommended is this case, even then it doesn`t emulate Windows either ;D
I am sure the other more user-friendly distros work for those to give them what they need, of course I tend to little biased starting with Linux Unleashed Slackware 3.1 after a long sad bout with Bill Gates OS . I made it back to Linux, never really considered any other distro as slack is what I cut my Unix/GNU/Linux Teeth on. Ive had the little BSD devil whispering at me.. but I`m a Slacker.
As mentioned above http://www.slackbuilds.org has a plethora of choices to choose from the folks deep inside the info files, which have written developed and support their programs to SlackBuilds have been very helpful.
Slackware lets you think, with a wide array of options.Then rewards you with the knowledge of a job well done. LQ is a Guide among Guides. 1st choice in looking for answers after seeking docs on the disk.
THANKS To Linus Torvalds!, Pat Volkerding!,LinuxQuestions.org! =)