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dadoprso
March 8th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Hello,

What is the best forum to just browse and read? I want to expand my general knowledge of linux and development, but I don't have any specific questions or goals right now.

General Help, Community Cafe, 3rd Party Projects?

Thanks,
Dado

cortman
March 8th, 2012, 06:57 PM
If you're wanting to learn the CLI, there's a sticky thread at the top of this forum with lots of resources listed.
Otherwise, just read threads. Read ones that you totally don't understand, and google and wikipedia the terms the posters use. You can learn a lot just by observing other people's problems and solutions.

Ms. Daisy
March 8th, 2012, 06:58 PM
Depends on what you want to learn. I'm a fan of the thread
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1909108

Which is a huge collection of links to help you learn bash & terminal.

dadoprso
March 8th, 2012, 06:58 PM
If you're wanting to learn the CLI, there's a sticky thread at the top of this forum with lots of resources listed.
Otherwise, just read threads. Read ones that you totally don't understand, and google and wikipedia the terms the posters use. You can learn a lot just by observing other people's problems and solutions.

So I should stick to the beginners forum for a while? What's the next 'step up' per se?

dadoprso
March 8th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Depends on what you want to learn. I'm a fan of the thread
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1909108

Which is a huge collection of links to help you learn bash & terminal.

Awesome! I'll check it out.

As for what I want to learn... I don't know. At work we use Java and Flex, but we run Windows. I'm just trying to learn. I am very young and I just want to learn as much as I can.

QIII
March 8th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Although I provide help where I can, it is probably the case that I learn more here than I could possibly give back.

I generally check out "New posts" because I find a variety of things from all the forums. But they move down fast, so I usually read back through a few pages back.

Ms. Daisy
March 8th, 2012, 07:16 PM
I hope you have Ubuntu installed on something, be it wubi, dual boot, or a virtual machine. Best way to learn is to do IMO.

winh8r
March 8th, 2012, 07:22 PM
If you are going to learn more about commands then a very useful tool to help you is CLI COMPANION, it is a fully functional commnad line terminal but has the benefit of having a built in "command library" which you can add your own commands to and also describe what each one does in your own words.

There is a link in my sig below "Make using the terminal easy" which will help you install it.

As the others have said, just browse through various threads and keep looking in the Beginners section and you will pick up a lot of useful information.

Another good way to learn is to have a second computer (it does not have to be a "latest model" any old computer should do) and then you can practice things and modify settings without worrying about messing up your main computer if you make a mistake or accidentally delete something. You can just re-install the OS on it and start again.

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One invaluable document to read is rutebook which is in the repositories, this will allow you to understand computers and linux from the very basic stuff right up to the more technical aspects.

To get it just open a terminal and enter: EDIT**** May not be available in repositories in 11.10
see post #10 below for alternative method


sudo apt-get install rutebook

then launch it by using this command:


firefox /usr/share/doc/rutebook/html/index.html

you can save it as a bookmark in firefox or create a launcher to it.
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I hope this is of some help to you.

Good Luck

bogan
March 8th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Hi!, winh8r,

I just tried to install 'rutebook' from your tip above, what I got was:
sudo apt-get install rutebook
[sudo] password
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package rutebook is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'rutebook' has no installation candidat Any ideas??

Chao!, bogan.

winh8r
March 8th, 2012, 07:55 PM
I think you should be able to get it in the software centre too, I am running a 10.04 machine at the moment so I don't know if it is still in the 11.10 repos.

But you can also get it from here :

http://packages.debian.org/lenny/all/rutebook/download

as a .deb package.

Hope this helps.

dadoprso
March 8th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Although I provide help where I can, it is probably the case that I learn more here than I could possibly give back.

I generally check out "New posts" because I find a variety of things from all the forums. But they move down fast, so I usually read back through a few pages back.

New posts. That sounds like a logical choice. Thanks.


I hope you have Ubuntu installed on something, be it wubi, dual boot, or a virtual machine. Best way to learn is to do IMO.

I have Ubuntu dual booted with Windows on my machine at home.


If you are going to learn more about commands then a very useful tool to help you is CLI COMPANION, it is a fully functional commnad line terminal but has the benefit of having a built in "command library" which you can add your own commands to and also describe what each one does in your own words.

Thank you! I'll look into this tool.

bogan
March 8th, 2012, 10:34 PM
Hi!, winh8r,

Thanks for the 'rutebook' Tutorial info.

I did not know how to use a .deb file, and 'rutebook' did not show in 11.10 Software Center or in Symantic, but I found it from 10.04 LTS Software Center and copy/pasted it to 11.10.

All SET!

Chao!, bogan