Seeking Helpful Information About Linux

Experts-Exchange Forum:

I would like to find a resource(s) out there that can give me great information on Linux - such as the basics, setup and administration.  Anyone know of any good links that can help me out?  I need to ramp up real quick on this topic.

Thanks,

Joe
jdr1237Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

elbereth21Commented:
Hi jdr1237,
there are tons of links, but I'd start from Linux Documentation Project (http://tldp.org/guides.html). There you'll find PDF books for newbies, but also for network administrators, all really self-explanatory and informative.

Elbereth.
0
ygouthamCommented:
0
xberryCommented:
Lots of initial guide and basic links:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux_For_Newbies
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

ranadastidarCommented:
just read red hat mannual from www.redhat.com that ll help u a lot.
0
kyle_in_taiwanCommented:
Or get bittorrent and pull off any one of the multitude of Linux books that can be downloaded from there.

Personally, i just downloaded a Debian install disk and started googling all the information i needed from on the 'net;  Debian has an *excellent* community of support, and there are just boo-koos of Debian-centric pages out there that'll tell you whatever you want to know about whatever you want to do.  

I certainly can't say the same for RedHat, though.  Even after playing around with four or five distributions, i still find it very difficult to find out the information i need to do some of the more esoteric stuff in RedHat.  

On that basis alone, i'd recommend going with Debian -- or Ubuntu -- as a much more learner-centric distribution than RedHat or any of the others.  If you just take the plunge and put a base-system down somewhere, you can immediately use that to start learning however much you want about the GNU/*nix systems.

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jdr1237Author Commented:
Everyone - thank you for the information.  This will help as a starting point.

Regards,

Joe
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.