May 15th, 2004, 08:54 AM
ok, i actually just got started with linux myself. I have a laptop that was just begging to be played around with. So i got my sister to burn a copy of RH9 for me (i was offline at the time). Couldn't for the life of me get that thing to work. Until i hit the library (yay for free i-net) and looked around online for some help. So i printed a bunch of laptop-specific info and went to work. I got it to install... then i said "ok, now what?" i was staring at a command line with no idea what to do.
After another trip to the library I came home with one book: "Running Linux" distributed by o'reilly. That book was the single most helpful tool i had (with the man pages of course). It doesn't really go into security aside from "don't use root" and "give root a complex password" but for me it was a great stepping stone (having had no *nix experience earlier).
Also, i might have just missed reading this, but did anyone suggest the linux documentation project? http://www.tldp.org/ lots of great howtos and other stuff.
doesn't it feel good to be one step closer to being free from microsoft?
You are so bored that you are reading my signature?