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kk_loke86
Hello, I am a newbie who is going to learn Linux by myself... Can anyone tell me when should I look for tutorial from the Net? Which books is best for references?
Loghete
Well,

there are hard-to-use Linux distributions, and easy-to-use ones. If you've ever used an Operating System before you should be able to get into, for example, Ubuntu very quickly. It's the most user friendly Linux I know of.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

The download as well as good help on how to get started is there.

I can't name any specific things you need to 'learn' about Linux, just try Ubuntu and you'll get used to it quickly.
MrBlueSky
Here are some links:
http://www.unix.org.ua/orelly/unix/lrnunix/index.htm (online version of "Learning Unix" from O'reilly)
http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/intro-linux.html
http://linuxbook.orbdesigns.com/
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz (very good)
http://theseoconsultant.com/suseblog_img/easiest_linux_guide_ever.pdf (pdf, very easy, basics only)

The best book to buy as a desk-top reference is propably "Linux in a Nutshell" from O'reilly: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxnut4/#top
LostOverThere
If you get an easy-to-use distro, like Ubuntu, like Pete said, Linux is just as easy (if not easier) to learn then Windows or Mac. The way Linux is going at the moment, you rarely have to use the command line unless you really want to.
{name here}
If you want to actually learn how to use a computer with a *nix installed and not live in Ubuntu fairyland where you have your hand held for practically everything, the best tutorial I've ever encountered to using a *nix system is the FreeBSD handbook and it's newbie guide located on the documentation section of their site at http://freebsd.org/ . Before, Unix made absolutely no sense to me. Then I read this documentation and it started to make sense to me, and I could at least use the command line, use virtual terminals, scroll lock, and edit config files. A little more reading and you can probably do much more.
carlospro7
yeah, ubuntu would be a really good linux operating system to get started with, also if you don't yet want it installed you can try knoppix. I learned linux by using it, and not really through tutorials. Then i'd search for what i needed on google.
LostOverThere
carlospro7 wrote:
yeah, ubuntu would be a really good linux operating system to get started with, also if you don't yet want it installed you can try knoppix. I learned linux by using it, and not really through tutorials. Then i'd search for what i needed on google.


Uh, Most Linux distributions come with Live CD's. Smile
greatfire
toughen up and learn it the only correct way to learn anything, trial and error. They make helpfiles for a reason
attila123
I use howtoforge.org
lastelement0
like its been said in previous posts, ubuntu is your best bet when it comes to easy to learn linux. their new distro 8.04 Hardy Heron is very nice. and if you happen to run into any issues in regards to your hardware, there are two great resources for information/help: ubuntuforums.com and the ubuntu IRC channel. in both you can find someone who can assist you with whatever issue you may have.

i've made the switch from windows over to linux about 6 months ago and i'm very happy about it. i haven't felt the need to dual boot, but i did set up virtualbox with xp on it as i needed xp to run some tools for one of my courses.

other than that i have been able to find programs that provide me the same functionality as their windows counterparts so that has aided greatly in making it a smooth transition.
bissoboa
If you:
- really want learn linux
- know a bit what you've got inside the case of your PC
- have got internet and spare time to spend actively
then ==> you can try gentoo

gentoo is a very interesting linux distribuition, and my favourite

note that it will take time to set up and master
but worths the effort Smile
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