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Best way to learn linux

Postby techslate on Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:15 am

What is the best way to learn linux? Many people are difficult to learn linux due to is coding. As a beginner where should one start to learn linux. Which is the best learning resource to take a step by step approach.

Please share all your links and I will filter the one which is best. Code academy teaches how to code in a lucid way. Similarly there should be a way to learn linux in an easy way.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Best way to learn linux

Postby trapperjohn on Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:00 am

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Re: Best way to learn linux

Postby TBABill on Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:18 am

You can also watch various forums, what people report as problems and how they go about resolving them. Eventually the terminal commands and steps to resolve problems become familiar enough that you know where and how to look for answers to your own issues, how to do various administrative tasks and how to go about really customizing your setup.
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Re: Best way to learn linux

Postby cwsnyder on Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:08 pm

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Re: Best way to learn linux

Postby mr-S^b43 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:02 am

Personally i would suggest:
Grap yourself an image of Slackware

Try to configure the system to "Mint Standards", meaning the system feels like a Mint System.

On a Slackware system all packages are "Vanilla". This means the packages/programs are as deliverd by the developper. No interference from a Distro Team.
All packages usually needs to be compiled, there is no dependency check by default.

Slackware teaches you the basics on how a "Linux" system is setup and how flexable it can be. Once you got a hang on Slackware, 98% of all Linux based distros should not be a problem for you to handle or program for.

One word of caution: Slackware is not an easy. You will have to pull up your sleves and learn. Slackware will not kill you, but it will have a bloody good shot at it :wink:
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