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www.linuxquestions.org


That website is EXTREMELY helpful, and I'm sure you'll find whatever you need.
    
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Originally Posted by Allsop78 View Post
Hey, I'm a long time Windows user, been using computers and Windows since the 3.11 and DOS days. Hell, my very first computer had a green monochrome monitor, two 5.25 FDD, and like DOS 2 and stuff.

Well, when I was in High School, my buddies used to use LINUX and would sing it's praises, but I wasn't patient enough or skilled enough at the time to use it. With my new build, see sig, I put Vista and Ubuntu 8.04 on it.

So, I'm in Ubuntu right now and would like to ask, if there is a good website with "How Tos" for LINUX. I don't want to flood the forum with threads for every little question I have.. And yea, I know about Ubuntus web site, but it feels like going through M$ knowledge base. Am looking for something better.
UbuntuGuide.org has some good info

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hmmm. dont want to be the mean one to point out the rules, but I know tahts not legal since I asked a questoin about it here on OCN and got a list of "thats illegal"
It's against the EULA. Whether the EULA has the force of law is something that has not been tested in court
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Don't be afraid to post your every little question here on OCN. Everyone else does it anyway lol
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Yeah. Any time you have a question, just ask. THG will always be here to help you
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I would say it depends on what you're trying to learn.

Using Ubuntu (in GUI mode) itself is fairly straight-forward and most half-way competent Windows users shouldn't have much of a problem adjusting. Ubuntu is designed to be newb friendly, so most everyday taks can be done from within Gnome.

If you're wanting help with drivers or hardware, then as others said, go to the Ubuntu forums for help with installation and troubleshooting. Ubuntu has, probably, the largest and most frequented forums of all distros.

If you're wanting to learn "what makes Linux tick" then you will need to learn the Bash shell. Learning your way around Bash as a beginner may seem daunting, but you will be glad you did in the long run. It's really not that difficult. The first thing I would do is learn all about the Linux file system, how it is laid out, and how to navigate within it from the shell. (The Linux file system is actually more intuitive than Windows). I would then move my way to the basic commands (ps ls cat cd grep etc,.)

I wouldn't worry too much about screwing up any root files as a beginner with Ubuntu since the distro does not allow superuser mode by default (that's the main thing I DON'T like about it and why I don't use it, but I do understand why they set it up that way).

If you don't want to shell out $$$ for a book, I would recommend reading the following online book one chapter at a time. Once you imbibe and understand one chapter, move on to the next. This is pretty comprehensive and should teach you almost everything about Linux except how to program.

http://www.linux-tutorial.info/modul...ent&pageid=224
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Howto Forge is good for setup, i ran there guide and got a boot time of 4 sec from bios logo to desktop and firefox open
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