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I WANNA LEARN LINUX! ! !

By aspiring_one ·
Can someone please point me in the right direction? I have no experience with Linux thus far, only NT.

Where should I begin?

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by avachon In reply to I WANNA LEARN LINUX! ! !

Hi, take a look at http://www.destinationlinux.com You'll see a heading called linux 101 which will get you going. There are glossaries, discussions about different flavors of linux, guidance on training, etc. I'm not sure if www.leapit.com offers linux training, but you might look there as well for free training. Also, just type linux into your favorite search engine and you'll see a tremendous number of offerings including where to download the OS if you don't have it already. Hope this helps.

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by jcmcintyre In reply to I WANNA LEARN LINUX! ! !

Hi there

First, you need to install a linux distribution. I suggest you use a dual-boot configuration until you become familiar with linux.

The OS may be downloaded, or purchased online cheaply. There are also several magazines which include free distributions.

Your first step should be to learn the linux file system. It's not like NT. You need to learn what mount points are, how to control user access.
Get yourself a good book. there are plenty out there. Find one you like.
There are also lots of good tutorials on the web. Tech repeblic is good for new users, and so is www.linuxhelp.org
The only way you're going to learn linux is to use regularly. Some of the more popular distributions (distros) are Red hat, mandrake, and slackware. Get a version and dive in.

Good Luck

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by biggreydog In reply to I WANNA LEARN LINUX! ! !

The first thing you should is get a distribution and install it. the first one should be a real easy one like caldera. I'd reccomend a duall boot system. At this point you'll be tempted to dive right in and learn how to do everything with the gui. DON'T! live at the command line for awhile. learn to use man pages and Howto's almost every question you will ever ask about linux/unix has been asked a thousand times over. most of these answers are already on the computer. get comfortable with them.
Get a good book on your distribution. Don't fall for the flashy learn in twenty minutes deal. get a book by weight. the sort that you might worry about getting a hernia.

then stay up late at night breaking things and learning how to fix them. borrow friends machines and do installs on them. build a network at home. break it then fix it.
that should put you in a good position to take off.

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by zbrain75 In reply to I WANNA LEARN LINUX! ! !

Install Redhat Linux on a test computer so you can experiment with it. Use Redhat since it is recommended by many experts and myself as the best distro to start with since it is easy to install and get started. Jack Wallen, the Linux expert on this website also recommends it.
Begin by learning how to learn Linux as a user. Use the various resources available including documentation from the Linux Documentation Project, GNU manuals, howtos and more. The following link provides a Linux UsersGuide that should help get you started:
http://ctdp.homestead.com/files/os/linux/usersguide/index.html
Also their "Linux Web Links" section has some of the more important links for Linux documentation.
Once you learn how to use Linux, learn how it works and you will be able to be a good administrator.

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by yarik In reply to I WANNA LEARN LINUX! ! !

Just go to URL
www.linuxdoc.org and check for "getting started" and "installation guides". Then you can go through "Sysadmin" guide and "netadmin" guide. (all those will be available locally on your system after installation (on Red Hat system check /usr/doc/LDP.) Also there are a lot of HOWTOs for particular questions.
Getting some books won't hurt :)

Best regards

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