Learn Unix/Linux

By adminmichael ·
Does anyone have suggestions on the fastest and easiest way to learn Linux/Unix on your own? Ive been wanting to take time to learn it as it seems like something fun to get to know how it works inside and out.

Also what Uniux/Linux Operating System would be the best to learn that would give me a feel for most unix or linux platform.

Any help would be appreciated.

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by mdbizzarri In reply to Learn Unix/Linux

I would recommend:
Google is your friend, and what may work for me, may not work for you. Linux Mint should be a good OS to try. It has the look and feel of Windows, and you can play around in the command line. Learn the file system and how it compares to Windows. It is different, but there are a lot of similarities. Also, don't go crazy on installing games and programs, as that could get in the way of learning. Just try to make it a working server or firewall on your network. That will give you real world experience, and forces you to learn the OS.
Play around with your .bash_profile and learn how to set up aliases. Those will help you out when you login to the command line. Case in point, instead of typing $ cd /usr/local/Secuirty, you can set up an alias so that when you type $ sec, it takes you to that directory.
Install and break it, have a goal of what you want the box to do, set it up, then wipe it out and do something else.

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