View Full Version : [all variants] What hepled you learn ?

March 10th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Right now I do have an Xubuntu 9.10 server up and running, but I am very much a beginner so I'm looking for some book recommendations on ubuntu and apache. Are there any I should avoid because they are out dated? Also, I'm courious, what helped you learn in the beginning?

Yep, I know I have a long road ahead of me.

Lastly, many thanks to those on this forum and the ubuntu-server IRC channel. I've been well helped and hope I can learn enough to do the same some day. Cheers!

March 19th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Doing actual projects will help you the best.

try setting up an actual website, then add a second domain to the server, then try hosting email server...

I think this will be the best way to learn.

March 19th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Agree !
It's what I did, you can learn quite a lot like that.
Every time I had a problem, i've try to find the solution on the web.
Step by step I was able to self-host everything I needed.
I've also write several tutorials on my blog (ie, see my signature) to explain in detail how I did it.

March 20th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Doing actual projects will help you the best.I'm going to elaborate on this: doing actual projects that you need and then using them will help you the best.

If anything else works at all, it's a miracle. :)

brian mcgee
March 20th, 2010, 06:37 AM
+1 to diving into needed projects!

Also, aggressive googling! If you need to do something, chances are someone has done it before. The only books I've purchased:

Agile Web Development with Rails
Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization

Not sure how much still holds, but check out http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/ (http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html)

brian mcgee
March 20th, 2010, 06:38 AM
Also, howtoforge.com is a good starting point for tons of stuff.