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Kasinator009
June 5th, 2010, 04:28 PM
I am fairly good with computers but I am very intimidated by even basic principles of code. I am looking for someone to teach me the ins and out of linux. my goals are to to learn the command line like a second language, learn some sort of programming language (that way I can at least understand some other programming languages), and overall security. I will pay cash for you troubles and would really appreciate and sort of live contact via IM or skype or whatever else.

dv3500ea
June 5th, 2010, 09:19 PM
I read somewhere (some research) that people are more likely to do things for free than if they are paid a small amount - don't worry, you don't need to pay anyone.

Try looking here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam. There are IRC channels to help beginners.

I would recommend searching the internet for linux command line tutorials (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=linux+command+line+tutorial&aq=f&aqi=g2g-m2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=) to start off with. There is also sure to be video tutorials on sites like youtube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=linux+terminal+tutorial&aq=0).

Once you've learnt the very basics of the linux command line, then you can move on to programming. You probably want to start off with dynamic languages such as ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/), python (http://www.python.org/) or perl (http://www.perl.org/).

Have a look at the Ubuntu Forums > The Ubuntu Forum Community > Other Community Discussions > Development & Programming > Programming Talk (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=39)
section of the forum and post any specific questions you have or read the threads about how to start programming.

Kasinator009
June 6th, 2010, 06:47 PM
I read somewhere (some research) that people are more likely to do things for free than if they are paid a small amount - don't worry, you don't need to pay anyone.

Try looking here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam. There are IRC channels to help beginners.

I would recommend searching the internet for linux command line tutorials (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=linux+command+line+tutorial&aq=f&aqi=g2g-m2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=) to start off with. There is also sure to be video tutorials on sites like youtube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=linux+terminal+tutorial&aq=0).

Once you've learnt the very basics of the linux command line, then you can move on to programming. You probably want to start off with dynamic languages such as ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/), python (http://www.python.org/) or perl (http://www.perl.org/).

Have a look at the Ubuntu Forums > The Ubuntu Forum Community > Other Community Discussions > Development & Programming > Programming Talk (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=39)
section of the forum and post any specific questions you have or read the threads about how to start programming.

Thanks for the help thusfar! Do you know of any other live Communication areas I can use for further education? The IRC appears to currently be closed. I really never took a good look at the wiki. That Is already a huge help! thanks so much!

dv3500ea
June 6th, 2010, 07:02 PM
Here is a general tutorial for IRC on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat
and here is a list of Ubuntu related IRC channels: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList
Personally I have never used IRC so I'm not an expert on using it. Just make sure you've set everything up correctly.

Edit: I just had a look at the #ubuntu-beginners-team and there seem to be users on there.

rcayea
June 7th, 2010, 02:31 PM
I am fairly good with computers but I am very intimidated by even basic principles of code. I am looking for someone to teach me the ins and out of linux. my goals are to to learn the command line like a second language, learn some sort of programming language (that way I can at least understand some other programming languages), and overall security. I will pay cash for you troubles and would really appreciate and sort of live contact via IM or skype or whatever else.

As for learning code, I know it sounds cheesy, but I am learning Python quite easily with a book called, Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids (and Other Beginners.

I like it because the author doesn't make assumptions about what the reader may or may not know. Also, it is a fast learning tool. you should check it out. Here is amazon's link:
http://www.amazon.com/Hello-World-Computer-Programming-Beginners/dp/1933988495/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275917379&sr=8-1

duanedesign
June 8th, 2010, 01:42 PM
This is a great resource (http://www.nongnu.org/lpi-manuals/) for learning all about Linux. They are manuals to prepare you for LPI Linux Certification

Python is definitely a good programming language to learn for Linux programming. Recently some of us on the Beginners Team set out to learn Python. I made a wiki page (http://okiebuntu.homelinux.com/okwiki/pythonquest) for us to use as a place to list resources and tips. I have a few tutorials listed as well as tips for setting up Gedit to do Python programming.
Quest for Python (http://okiebuntu.homelinux.com/okwiki/pythonquest)