November 28th, 2001, 04:30 AM
Linux Help(also posted in newbie questions)
Hey everyone, real newbie here. Know more than some basic's on comps.My os is win98 if that should help. My big goal is to start learning Linux.I know nothing on linux,unix,etc. and am looking for advice, if you guys could give me linx that have books on linux for beginners or just plain text file sites that would be great. Im 16years old so its hard to find a real understanding book,text file. Should i be getting into Linux,or Unix? Dont know much about either the 2 only that they were created by Linus Traverold or somthing To be getting into exploring the internet world or hacking i guess i should say, should i be learning linux or unix? So many questions. Any help would be great. signing out.
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bassic-(Basic) Big Time Newbie.
November 28th, 2001, 05:03 AM
I do have a PDF on a Linux book for "beginers." It can get very detailed which is great. Its about about 800 pages and around 8meg. I can mail it to ya if ya send me your email.
November 28th, 2001, 05:12 AM
Ok you must first realize age doesn't matter I know kids who are 8 years old, that can do anything with linux/unix. Very good newbie question.
I would say Linux/Unix are very good to get into. Today most of servers run on some sort of Unix and if youre planning to become an ultra elite hacker, or maybe a system admin I would definetley say it's worth it. To get started I would get a shell account, maybe try a hacker wargame. And get a good book. To me since I was raised on windows, Unix kind of reminds me of the MS-Dos prompt but way better. You can do alot more.
some good links
http:\\www.happyhacker.org (This one I got to list, it's an original
November 28th, 2001, 05:18 AM
Re: Linux Help(also posted in newbie questions)
Originally posted by Bassic
I know nothing on linux,unix,etc. and am looking for advice, if you guys could give me linx that have books on linux for beginners or just plain text file sites that would be great. Im 16years old so its hard to find a real understanding book,text file. Should i be getting into Linux,or Unix?
I think that freeOn has answered your question rather well...
I too am a Linux newbie (although I'm alot older than 16!). The only advice I can give is to be patient and don't give up. You've made the right choice in asking for help here, though. People such as freeOn, petemcevoy, linuxcomando, obi and even miss mittens seem more than willing to help 'nix newbies such as ourselves.
Good luck and stick with it...
November 28th, 2001, 06:07 AM
I have one link to add to the previous list...
it has good info/tuts for newbies, also, please look in the Tutorial forum for MsMittens installing linux tutorial... also good info...
November 29th, 2001, 05:32 AM
Hey thanks alot guys. Shell accounts eh? Might have to find out what those are,have heard of them before. All this, Suse , RedHat, Mandrake, so many choices, but we need a certain choice, for a real beginner, Suse,RedHat,Mandrake? Will look into the sites tomorrow, bed time is aComing'. any good stores on the net that sell unix/Linux books for beginners, heard of oreily.com i will post a poll for the type of linux i should learn, just to get opinions. Thanks for the help!
bassic-(Basic) Big Time Newbie.