View Full Version : [ubuntu] On a epic Journey to become a Linux Guru!

September 16th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Hello all i have been using linux for some time know and i have learned tricks like sudo apt-get install, but i have not really learned alot and By guru I just mean someone who can install linux, then make it work with hardware. Then install packages, patches, and applications. Set up a webserver, database and mailserver. then yesterday i came across http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/ the pocket guide and it seems awesome so far. But is there any other article's i can get into maybe ones that go deep into how terminal works? etc... well anything would help and would be greatly appreciated.
I will keep this thread alive until i reach my goal of becoming a LINUX GURU!

September 16th, 2009, 07:29 PM

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more suggestions.

September 16th, 2009, 07:30 PM
I regularly check my "Linux in a nutshell" book from o'reily publishing. Otherwise just use google and the "man" command and you should learn everything you need.

September 16th, 2009, 07:39 PM

This is a good resource: http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090405061458383/20oftheBestFreeLinuxBooks-Part1.html

September 16th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Psychocat's tutorials.


After reaching a couple of thousand posts on this forum, then you can call yourself a guru.

After guru is motu--master of the universe.

September 16th, 2009, 08:27 PM
It's all well and good to read the guides listed above, but what's also helpful is to stay updated on the state of the art in linux. For that, I recommend to listen to linux/ubuntu podcasts.

Currently, I listen to:
Linux Outlaws(http://www.linuxoutlaws.com/),
The Linux/Computer Action Show(http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/),
and The Ubuntu Podcast(http://ubuntupodcast.net/).

Oh, and of course, read Slashdot(http://slashdot.org)

September 16th, 2009, 08:53 PM
I like this guy!!!

September 16th, 2009, 10:42 PM
holy smokes guys i was not ready for these types of quick and adequate responses but i LOVE IT! when i get home from work i am going to get down and nerdy on all of these guides! and sooner or later i will be able to help the ubuntu / linux community the way i have been helped!

September 17th, 2009, 04:50 AM
That's how I started. Post #1.

Podcasts are a great way to get up to speed on what is going on.

Helping others in these forums will also sharpen your guru skills. Sometimes just searching the forums for answers because new folks don't understand how to search or what to search for.