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I Need Help to learn linux

By mostafa_ismayel ·
hi all
how is every body
i'm asking for help to learn linux
i've used MS Windows for more than 7 years and now i'm finding difficulties to learn linux
I need any one to lead me to the right way to do it
thank you all

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by tr_waddell In reply to I Need Help to learn linu ...

Well... I know of one good site that has quite a few tutorials on working with linux:

really if you think about it though how did you learn windows? You need to just use it for a while and explore (mess around) with some of the features it has. I've been using redhat for around 3 years now, and while i did read quite a few articles about features and how-to's mostly it was experimenting that did it for me.


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One more link

by LK-G In reply to

This ones guides you into the World of Linux.

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User Guide to Using the Linux Desktop

by hemanta_naik In reply to I Need Help to learn linu ...

Please visit :

This user guide is meant as an introductory guide for a user
to use a modern personal computer (PC) running the Linux
operating system. The main aim is to provide a self-learning
guide on how to use a modern Linux desktop system. It
assumes that the user has no prior knowledge of Linux or PC
After going through the guide the reader should be in a
position to start using a Linux desktop for both personal and
office use. In particular she should be able to:
? access the Internet and use the WWW and Internet email
? manipulate and manage files, folders and the file system
? produce and print simple documents and presentation

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get down to the core

by house In reply to I Need Help to learn linu ...

As much as I don't like the author, O'Reilley's Learning Red Hat Linux is a good way to start.

Personally, I am getting down to the core before I try to decipher the GUI. When Windows came about, I had already been working with dos for years. A key understanding of the core folder structure will go a long way in regards to learning the OS. I've heard many people give reference to "Linux in a Nutshell" by the O'Reilley publishers. I have not been through it myself, but it appears to be the place to start.

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Find a LUG in your area

by jdclyde In reply to I Need Help to learn linu ...

LUG, Linux Users Groups are all over the place. Ususally have monthly meetings.

People here are usually more than happy to help save someone from the evil clutches of M$. (lol)

also, google is a BIG help.

Are you looking for a graphical desktop, to learn the command line, or a little of both? Decide what you want to do with the system before you get started. If you don't have a goal, you will do the install (easy) and then it will be "what now?"

Best of luck!

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by apotheon In reply to Find a LUG in your area

I enthusiastically concur: join a LUG. That's the biggest single help you'll likely have in learning Linux. Get on a LUG mailing list, and ask questions. Don't take it personally when someone tells you to RTFM. Start, most of the time, with a question like "What should I read to learn about this?" rather than "How do I do this, step by step?" You'll get along better with LUG members if you show you're willing to research and try solutions on your own. If you seem to really want to learn, rather than just having answers handed to you, you'll get a lot of help when you really need it.

Good luck.

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How to CORRECTLY ask for help, and get it

by jdclyde In reply to seconded

Here is a great reference.

There are also many other links and references that will get you up and going. The only thing that will limit you is you.

Eric Raymond is a big advocate of the Linux movement. If you ever get a chance to hear him speak, do it. He isn't much to look at but he knows his stuff.

Good luck.

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weird comment

by yoohoosue50 In reply to How to CORRECTLY ask for ...

he isn't much to look at is not appropriate anywhere.

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best way:

by Jaqui In reply to I Need Help to learn linu ...

1) rip windows off the computer, put linux on, default to runlevel 5 ( gui mode )
start doing what you did with windows.
then the underlying differences are out of the way.
as you learn more you can start exploring the underlying differences.
2) use the man pages.
command prompt: man [ name of command ] | less
*this will page the output through the less file reader *
3) read the how-tos, as needed only.
if you try to much the techno babble in them will confuse you.

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My advice....

by Choppit In reply to I Need Help to learn linu ...

1)Pick and download a distribution to learn with ( I'm not in a position to recommend any, but I chose RedHat 9.

2) Buy yourself a book suitable for your level of confidence. I'd recommend the SAMs Teach Yourself in 24 hours range if you're not confident or one of the Wiley Linux Bibles if you want more depth.

3) Install distro

4) Play, get comfortable with GUI. Try to use it as you would Windows.

5) Decide what else you'd like to do with your new Linux box.

6) Read the book, search the web as needed.

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