Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Getting started with Linux
- On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 05:01:05 -0000
"jimburt372" <jimmy.burt@...> wrote:
> This is my first post, and it may be out of line, if so INah, forget it, your post is entirely appropriate.
> Any pointers, or sites, books, whatever recommendationsWell, a good foundation in basic commands as issued through
> would be very much appreciated.
the command line is invaluable. Without it you will be
puzzled by a lot of what you are asked to do in response to
your questions here, etc.
It can be achieved through the numerous online resources out
there or alternative one of the many books available. I used
to like 'Sams Teach Yourself Linux in 10 Mins' as it was
easily digestable and contained enough of the basics (but
not too many) to whet the newbie's appetite and get them up
and running. I think this may be out of print now, but there
is a Unix equivalent that is (no surprises here) virtually
the same book.
A book that goes a little further is 'Sams TY Unix in an
Hour'; alittle more in-depth and again, easily achievable.
Anyway, I hope you rediscover the same enjoyment of
computing as I did through LInux!
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to
catch up. - Steven Wright
- On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 05:01:05AM -0000, jimburt372 wrote:
> the 'what to do next' part. I need to learn how to shut off unneededWell, you can do the first by running redhat-config-services, you should
> daemons/services, identify what services/daemons that are associated
> with what activities, etc... Bsasically the "real stuff" for doing
get a bit of explanation about each service that appears there and you can
usually get more by running
And even more in /usr/share/doc/
FWIW, I leanrt unix by looking in /bin/ and running man on the commands in
there, but I was a student with too much time on my hands :)