Where to begin with Linux
Posted on 2005-04-26
Earlier I asked a question about the .net enviornment and linux. So I started looking at something called mono. But I am afraid that I really need to learn more about Linux before even considering Mono. If I read correctly, there are many different flavors of linux. Suze, Fedora, Red Hat etc. Needless to say, I'll need to learn Linux as well...but where to begin? Is there a particular flavor of linux that lends itself to Mono?
Also, there is Linux Programming. Coming from the windows world, I wasn't aware that one could "program" in or around linux. Still no clue. Flipped through the pages of "Linux for dummies", and saw that one could change the promt to anyting one likes. Is that an example of programming linux?
Aside from the fact that Linux is much more stable than windows, are there other compelling reasons to switch to linux? Remember taking a course on linux many many years ago and playing wiht vi. what a nightmare.
anyways....that's just for starters....