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    New to linux but understand the basics

    So I have been messing around with ubuntu for some time now and I understand the basics installing packages and navagation via terminal
    I was wonder where I guess the linux vets would go from there on expanding and learning more and more? sorry in advance if this has been posted a millon times lol rather new to the forums thanks in advance!

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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    See as this question has nothing to do with the forum, moved to the Cafe.

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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    Check out the NewDocs link in my signature. Over 1,000 pages of reading to get you started.
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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    You could read this free magazine (pdf), something might interest you. You could even contribute your own experiences.
    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    Not that I am a Linux expert in any way but most things I just learned by doing something and Googling for help (and sometimes ask on the forums). Is there anything you might want to write a script for? That could be a great start for learning more about Linux and especially about shell scripting.
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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    for me figuring out how to do things i want to do is a never ending learning experience especially when it changes with a new lts.
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    Quote Originally Posted by coldraven View Post
    You could read this free magazine (pdf), something might interest you. You could even contribute your own experiences.
    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/
    A very good source for info ^. Also try OSAlt by nixie pixel on you tube. Last but not least OMG ubuntu and Webup8, These are good sources for learning things in Ubuntu and linux in general.
    Why aren't you on #ubuntuforums on irc.freenode.net?
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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivertune View Post
    I was wonder where I guess the linux vets would go from there on expanding and learning more and more?
    The point of learning more is so that you can do more. So pick something you've never done before and find out how to do it. Set up a server, install a caching proxy or an APT mirror on it. Install Quickly, learn Python and create an application. Get some old Pentiums for free and set up a thin client system. If you're feeling really masochistic, grab a copy of Linux From Scratch and start wading through it. There are a million ideas for projects to push yourself.

    In short, pick a project that sounds interesting and have a go. Learn by doing.

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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    ^^^ Brilliant post Paqman

    For me personally, I did a gentoo install. if you want to really get a practical sense of how your GNU/Linux system works a command line install is pretty sweet. It's one down from linux from scratch, but in a nutshell you'll start in ubuntu's command line (or the gentoo install environment if you wish - if you already have ubunut installed, just start in ubuntu ) partition your disk, expand tarballs, mount partitions, chroot, learn about DHCP networking, wifi networking in the CLI, compiling a kernel, using CLi based browsers, package structure, configuring Xserver, and then finally buildng a custom desktop.

    Thats if you want to learn the structure of linux - you basically are the installer - but it is a lot of work, and the actual pay off is relatively little; does being able to build a car make you better at driving it?

    if you're getting on with the common CLI commands, I'd really recommend getting started with bash scripting to reinforce what you've leanred and play some more

    following steps as paqman says are gonna be python ... perl as well if you'd like to oneday work in linux, but for now, just just come up with projects to force you to learn to do new things!

    Best of luck

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    Re: New to linux but understand the basics

    I've been trying to get some of the source code to Linux to edit it and essentially play, but they don't have nice little packets that are labelled "Entire Kernel Code" and "Entire Cinnamon Code". You could try something like that.

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