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    I don't know much yet

    Hi, all
    I've been using Ubuntu (now, Lubuntu) for a number of years now. It is a great tribute, in a way, to the distro that I have't learned much- it just works.
    My problem is this: sometimes, when I post, an answer is posted which I can implement easily. At others, the answer consists of multiple lines of code and instruction which leave me bewildered. Often, my attempt to solve a problem this way fails-obviously, I am doing something wrong.
    Can anyone recommend a kind of Ubuntu for beginners who want to learn more?
    The documentation is very clear indeed.
    Other stuff, I just don't understand yet.
    My perception (which of course, may be wrong) is that there's nothing in between information for complete beginners and for those who are already very comfortable with the command line.
    I know this isn't at all urgent- but are there any suggestions, please?
    Regards
    David
    Last edited by nifty542; November 17th, 2012 at 08:32 PM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: I don't know much yet

    See the command line learning resources sticky at the top of the forum. There is wide variety of information there from beginner to fairly advanced. Commands are many times the easiest approach to a problem because they often work regardless of desktop environment or are only slightly modified.
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

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    Re: I don't know much yet

    Take a look here. I am pretty sure that you will find at least one link which is suitable for you =). The first and the second one are pretty good IMO.

    Ubuntu for beginners who wants to learn more? Perhaps try Debian. I find Ubuntu much more user friendly than Debian.

    If you want to learn more, I would go with Crunchbang, or Arch linux. Keep in mind you can make live usb, so there is no need to install them.

    Regards.
    Last edited by GreatDanton; November 17th, 2012 at 04:14 PM.

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    Re: I don't know much yet

    There is a lot of info in this thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2057339

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    Re: I don't know much yet

    Quote Originally Posted by nifty542 View Post
    My problem is this: sometimes, when I post, an answer is posted which I can implement easily. At others, the answer consists of multiple lines of code and instruction which leave me bewildered. Often, my attempt to solve a problem this way fails-obviously, I am doing something wrong.
    If you have questions about commands you're asked to run, please ask them. Someone sincerely trying to help will not be put off by this, but instead be glad that you're making an effort to learn. None of us were born knowing bash (well, I certainly wasn't!)

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    Re: I don't know much yet

    Hi, all
    Many, many thanks for the replies, which are, as always, constructive and helpful.
    I shall follow through the suggestions in the next week or two ( am currently very busy with work) and try to improve my knowledge of what I already believe to be a superior operating sytem compared to Windows.
    Thenks, again
    David

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