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k4mt3l
Who that could I linux.

But free .....
FunFunkyFritz
First of all you should install a free linux distro, and then get your hands dirty by experimenting with it. For that you'll need some documentation. Here is a starting point. http://tldp.org , http://www.google.com/linux

If you really want to know what's going on under the hood you should try the LFS distribution. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ or another distro that you build from source code. E.g gentoo.org.

Please note that what I've mentioned here won't teach you anything on what's going on inside the kernel. That's a completely different challange.
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Well the FreeBSD Manual has one of the better Unix tutorials out there.
http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html
TheGeek
If you can i suggest using IRC for some really good discussions on linux and how it works.

I have found that the IRC network FreeNode has a lot of good channels on linux. The one in particular that i frequent is #linuxhelp.

If you need an IRC client for windows i suggest Xchat.

Other than that i would recommend Google.com/linux.

For your first distro i highly recommend either Debian or Fedora. However, if you feel like being adventurous i say get slackware. Its what i started on and now whenever im messing around with another distro, i always try the commands from slackware before i remember that im not in it anymore. Slackware is a lot harder than a lot of distros out there to setup, however, i have found that i feel like i learn more when i have to try harder rather than using easy distros and just having it work.
turbohead
If you are new to linux, you'd better use a livecd to install it.
And I surpose Ubuntu, the desktop version is easy to install and use.
01000101
turbohead is right, you need to start with a live cd to make sure your computer is even linux compatible.. some hardware components (graphics cards/Ethernet cards/etc...) arent compatible therefore cant be used.. my flavor of choice would be a LiveCD Knoppix 5, and you can later install it if you wish.. knoppix comes w/ kde so it will be an easy and painless transaction from windows/mac..
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