First Linux Course - Discussion Topic

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by lfgOpenSource, Sep 13, 2023.

  1. lfgOpenSource

    lfgOpenSource New Member


    New here, and new to Linux. I don't have enough experience with linux to be at the point where I have any substantial Linux-related questions - As this was the provided resource for our class, I just wanted to make sure I could post here.
    I guess I can start with: 'As a student just getting started with Linux, what are the main configurations I should get familiar with (or major considerations when assessing a specific config), and could you recommend a good online resource to begin exploring them?"
    - We are exploring desktop installations, and doing virtual labs.

    Thank you.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2023
  2. pyte

    pyte Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    That is a very wague question to say the least. The question is what are you even using "Linux" for? Do you use it on a Desktop as a classic Desktop Operating System, or do you use it in a virtual environment like a virtual machine or WSL, or do you use it on/for servers?

    So the question is what purpose are you using linux for? Is there a specific requirement you want to fulfill?

    There are a lot of guides out there for free on the internet that are directed towards beginners. Loads of video and blog ressources, books and websites.

    If you have any specific questions feel free to ask!
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2023
  3. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Am I the only one who that course instructor really annoys? He or she has for years assigned new course participants as homework to post on howtoforge forum. I do not see how that is proper use of a valuable forum.
    Anyway, if you have Linux questions, find the answer in this thread where previous course participants have found answer to their question:
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  4. lfgOpenSource

    lfgOpenSource New Member

    Among the many guides available out there online for beginners - could you recommend... one?
  5. pyte

    pyte Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    For example these Youtube Videos:
    - from FreeCodeCamp (6hours)
    - from LearnLinuxTV (1 hour)
    - from Joseph D(7 hours)
    Written Guides:
    - (Linux Foundation Guide - For expirienced users)
    - - Crashcours for Beginners (Packt)
    - - Learn Linux qucikly (Packt)
    -,+9th+Edition-p-9781118999875? - Linux Bible (Wiley)

    A handson approach is the most useful thing tho. You can learn only so much from reading. Trying and making issues and fixing them afterwards is a fast way of learning
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