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Thread: What hepled you learn ?

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    What hepled you learn ?

    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!

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    Re: What hepled you learn ?

    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.

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    Re: What hepled you learn ?

    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.
    Freedif.org, news & tutorials on self-hosting services.
    Idipops, the social network for the services

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    Re: What hepled you learn ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonabyte View Post
    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.

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    Re: What hepled you learn ?

    +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/

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    Re: What hepled you learn ?

    Also, howtoforge.com is a good starting point for tons of stuff.

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