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best way to learn linux

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7 hours ago, Tomberry said:

yh but i have school and i cant afford to spend time trouble shooting instead of working 

Use your virtual machine and solve problems as they come up.

hi does anyone have any good ways to learn Linux (webistes,vidio series ect) i will be using a virtual machine and have to experience

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I suppose diving head first and googling (or Duckduckgoing) if you encounter any issue is a pretty good option.

 

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If you want a trial by fire, setup a mainline Arch/Gentoo install manually. You're exposed to a lot of different Linux concepts that way, and it is a pretty good way to get to know what exists. The Arch Wiki is your friend. It's not for the feint of heart, but if you want to learn Linux relatively quickly and you are a fast learner, this is probably the fastest way to be somewhat competent in a Linux system. 

 

If you want a less trial by fire, it really depends on what your goals are. The way I personally started learning it was to install Ubuntu server on an old machine and host a Minecraft server for me and some friends. It was basically learning how to set everything up to do that, and every time I needed to do something, I just googled "how to do ____ in Ubuntu" and followed the tutorials that showed up. If you want to eventually daily it, try doing all your daily tasks in the VM, see what works and what doesn't, and just google how to do ___ every time you do. Eventually you'll find that you're googling less and less and you're getting more and more better. Basically, install a distro and just try to get it to do what you want it to do, googling as you go along, and eventually you'll be proficient. 

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If you want to actually learn, make it your main operating system. No dual booting or VMs.

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19 minutes ago, Tomberry said:

hi does anyone have any good ways to learn Linux (webistes,vidio series ect) i will be using a virtual machine and have to experience

Just sit down and use it. It is easier than moving from Win7 to Win8 or jumps like that.

 

How do I know?

 

My partner was using Windows7 then 10, had been using Windows for decades. October 2018 Microsoft wiped the disk of a million users. Everything had been previously backed up to a Linux disk. Having been using Widows the previous evening she was now, next morning, using Linux Mint. Simply carried on using her computer as she always did. Emails, documents, spreadsheets for business work, watching and downloading videos and song sheets for violin practice and her ukulele instrumental group. Tax, and other business work when necessary.

 

Personally I tried Linux Mint on an old computer a decade ago. I realised after a year I'd only booted the faster Windows machine a couple of times so moved the disk across and carried on using Linux Mint. Since then I've done about 50 installations.

 

A classic case, a woman could was having trouble getting her assignments done. I removed the Windows disk, fitted an SSD with Linux Mint on it into her laptop and she got her work done, passed her exams and got a job.

 

So, what is your problem? Just install Linux Mint Cinnamon and use the computer as you usually use a computer. Yes, it does help if the desktop is set up logically but that is simple enough to do.

 

Yes, I have written up instruction sheets with suggested apps and layout and procedures.

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1 hour ago, Tomberry said:

hi does anyone have any good ways to learn Linux (webistes,vidio series ect) i will be using a virtual machine and have to experience

The Arch wiki helps me a lot when i encounter issues on the Arch based distro that i use (Manjaro).

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4 hours ago, Levent said:

If you want to actually learn, make it your main operating system. No dual booting or VMs.

yh but i have school and i cant afford to spend time trouble shooting instead of working 

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7 hours ago, Tomberry said:

yh but i have school and i cant afford to spend time trouble shooting instead of working 

Use your virtual machine and solve problems as they come up.

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Assume I'm using Linux as you would assume other people use Windows. Using since 2016, daily driving since 2018. 

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