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I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start?!

Postby Capeorigins on Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:07 am

Hello, I am a "noob" 8) I have been trying to do alot of stuff with rom's on my android, I have been installing roms, roms and more roms, I really want Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for my phone, and I pretty much know that my phone is not going to get ICS unless it is unofficially ported. So I thought why dont I try and learn Everything about linux and android, and since I know that android is linux, I thought Id learn linux first, that way I can help with porting ICS to my phone. Well I recently started using linux mint 13 (Maya), and I can tell you this, I LOVE LINUX!, and I am still "Trying" to learn linux, however I dont know exactly where to start, I have been learning terminal commands from this website http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/index.html. It is really helpful but I still dont feel like I'm learning the right stuff. So if anyone can give me some pointers it would be very helpful.

Sincerely, Cape
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:07 am

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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby /dev/urandom on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:07 am

You can't "learn Linux". Just do it.
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby Aging Technogeek on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:24 am

First, read this to get a feeling for the philosophical differences between Linux and Windows:

viewtopic.php?f=61&t=5714&start=0

A good, short explanation of how Linux works:

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/how-linux-works-ultimate-guide

A list of some of the most highly recommended books about Linux:

http://www.junauza.com/2011/12/recommended-books-about-linux.html

A list of over 1000 links to for any Linux question you can think of:

http://loll.sourceforge.net/linux/links/
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby Capeorigins on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:10 pm

Hey guys, sorry, been busy , Thanks, ill look em up
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby ardchoille on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 pm

Another good resource is The Linux Documentation Project:

http://www.tldp.org/
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby nextdistroplease on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:47 am

Searching and reading is always good advice.

Install linux somewhere. You'll want something to get your hands dirty with. (More on that later.)

My curiosity and specific desires drove me into what I researched and learned.

I use some programs that use "a lot" of resources. Therfore, while my computers have "plenty" of RAM, I wanted a light desktop environment. So I researched "Desktop Environments".

"Oh look, there is a difference between Desktop Envirnoments and Window Managers. Interesting."

When I learned about Openbox I installed it. It needed to be configured <- that forced me to research and learn about editng configuration files.

Configuration files can exist in various locations throughout the Linux directory system <- that forced me to learn more about the Linux directory system and navigating through it.

Actions within certaiin directories can only be done as root <- that forced me to learn about "sudo" and the appropriate terminal commnads <- that forced me to learn about terminal commands. (I was already interested in the terminal, though.)

Long story short: I started with Trisquel about 5 or 6 months ago. It did much of everything for me. Today I am essentially running Debian sid with a Minty undertone. (I think I found my distro.)

I used to be interested in the lightest gui file manager. Today, the terminal and Midnight Commander are my primary file managers.

Back in the late 70's and 80's personal computers were new and exciting and you could do what you wanted with them. Windows, MAC and patents took that away. Linux brought the excitement and "exploration" back. It's a whole new world.

Your own curiousity and time constraints might lead you down a simialr yet different path, but you have to get your hands dirty.

As actor / comedian Stephen Fry has said, "Use a GNU/Linux operating system on your own computer." You will find a virtual universe to explore at your leisure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_mS4CIXcLY
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby Habitual on Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:02 pm

Capeorigins wrote:...but I still dont feel like I'm learning the right stuff...

Sincerely, Cape


Cape, http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/index.html looks like an excellent place to begin to get Linux Skills.
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby DrHu on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:52 pm

I suppose the best general answer is just start, or if you seriously being influenced by advertising eg Nike just do it!

The easiest method is just to search for new user help or guides on the Internet for Linux, there are too many to mention
    And probably one of the best first steps:
    --read any distribution supplied documentation
    --engage in their forums..
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Re: I wanna learn everything Linux, dont know where to start

Postby vrkalak on Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:55 pm

I have put together this Thread, with your question in mind.

Have a read and look through the many and various links/sites mentioned.

Linux: Tricks of the Trade > viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355

Also, have a look at: Linux Newbie 101 > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=790485
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