New to linux

benjiga69benjiga69 Junior MemberMember Posts: 23 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello, I know very little about linux but would like to learn more; how it operates, how to use it, how to install it, ect. I was just wondering if studying for the linux plus exam is a good place to start to get aquainted with linux. Also I was wondering which version of linux would be good for a beginner like myself, and maybe where I could download it? Any and all suggestions appreciated. :)
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  • TeKniquesTeKniques Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hi,

    I think Linux+ is a good place to start. After that I heard the LPI certifications are much tougher and a better "overall" testing of the skills used with Linux.

    http://www.lpi.org/en/lpic.html

    As far as distributions go, there are so dang many of them.

    http://www.linux.org

    Some of the most popular: Red Hat, Suse, Debian, Mandrake - there are a lot more.

    You can also check out Unix stuff:
    http://www.freebsd.org
    My Fav
    http://www.netbsd.org
    http://www.openbsd.org

    Good luck with learning Linux.

    :)
  • benjiga69benjiga69 Junior Member Member Posts: 23 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am from Medford also! I am currently in school in Walla Walla Washington. I am coming home for the summer to work for one of my friends that has a contracted IT company for software and network support for small medical businesses. Small world huh! Anyway just noticed your from Medford. Thanks for the info.
    That which is easily obtained, is lightly esteemed!
  • janmikejanmike Senior Member Member Posts: 3,076
    Good luck with the Summer job!

    Red Hat Linux is now a commercial product. But, the open source is called Fedora and, to make it really good, the Red Hat team is supposed to continue contributing to the open source version. I would recommend that you start with the Fedora distro because you're practice and study will get as close to what you will encounter in the work place as possible.

    Best of luck!
    "It doesn't matter, it's in the past!"--Rafiki
  • qsubqsub Senior Member Member Posts: 303
    You can get some Linux distros here.

    www.LinuxISO.org

    If you grab the "KNOPPIX" distribution. It's live on CD so it's self boot through CD and doesn't do any installations or anything. If your running a P4 or something, it should take probably 3mins to load up. Then after that, everything will run fine.
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  • qsubqsub Senior Member Member Posts: 303
    You can get some Linux distros here.

    www.LinuxISO.org

    If you grab the "KNOPPIX" distribution. It's live on CD so it's self boot through CD and doesn't do any installations or anything. If your running a P4 or something, it should take probably 3mins to load up. Then after that, everything will run fine.

    I would recommend Fedora Core 3 for new users. It has a pretty easy installation process. Whereas distros like Slackware had me "assuming/guessing" what I was doing was correct.
    World Cup 2006 - Zidane - Never Forget.
  • DarklyWiseDarklyWise Member Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
    http://distrowatch.com/

    should answer your questions most linux flavors - even shows them by popularity...

    If you really want to learn - don't get anything with GUI - start at the command prompt. Slackware, *BSD are good choices - not easy, but you will have to do your homework icon_smile.gif

    I started with slackware back in the late 80's when it came on a 'few' floppies - now those were the fun days! 1200bps... ugh :)
    A being Darkly Wise and Rudely Great
  • TeKniquesTeKniques Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    benjiga69 wrote:
    I am from Medford also! I am currently in school in Walla Walla Washington. I am coming home for the summer to work for one of my friends that has a contracted IT company for software and network support for small medical businesses. Small world huh! Anyway just noticed your from Medford. Thanks for the info.

    :D crazy. I just moved here from Eugene and took an IT job fresh out of college. My bro lives in Ashland so it was a good move for my family and I. Good luck with everything icon_cool.gif
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