New to Linux and need help learning

Westmenti

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Hi, i am new to linux and IT, i wish to learn and start up a career, i really need help. thanks and waiting to read from beautiful people like you guys,
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Tolkem

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Hi, i am new to linux and IT, i wish to learn and start up a career, i really need help. thanks and waiting to read from beautiful people like you guys,
thanks
What is it exactly you're asking for? Start by learning the basics, depending on your learning style, choose a method you think will be more helpful, i.e. I learn faster by reading than by watching videos, although I do watch them too but I read first about the topic the video is about. Create a VM with VBox, VMware or qemu, install a Linux distro and start playing with it. Check some of the many forums/blogs/YouTube channels and anything Linux related available on the web. If you know people who use Linux, talk to them. Go here https://distrotest.net/ which is a website and I quote
you will find many operating systems,
which you can test directly online without a installation.
This is a nice place too https://distrowatch.com/

Hope this helps! :)
 

MatsuShimizu

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Welcome to Linux.org @Westmenti. The best way to get started is to have the distro installed on your PC itself and test it for yourself, rather than just reading. There are various distros to choose from, but for beginners, I think you should go for Linux Mint or Ubuntu. The installation process of these distros is straightforward, just like you install Windows. And, if you have any issues, you can search your questions on Google, and most likely, your issues are already solved at Ask Ubuntu or Linux Mint Forum.

Linux Mint: www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Ubuntu: www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
 

daydream

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I honestly recommend installing VMWare OR Virtualbox and using a straight forward to install and use distro such as Ubuntu or something based on Ubuntu since they are beginner friendly. becoming familiar with the terminal and learning more about the system you're using. Once you are confident enough in your knowledge of Linux you can install it on your machine and set up your home system to match your desires. A book which has helped me learn a lot is the "Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible" which I recommend for learning about the command line and scripting in bash. Joining communities such as this also helps when you want to expand your knowledge on Linux as a whole.
 

Nelson Muntz

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The best way to get started is to have the distro installed on your PC itself and test it for yourself, rather than just reading. There are various distros to choose from, but for beginners, I think you should go for Linux Mint or Ubuntu.

Linux Mint: www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Ubuntu: www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
+1 what @MatsuShimizu the best way to learn Linux is to use Linux and the more you use Linux the more you will learn about Linux.

Here's another place to start.
 

daydream

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but @daydream if someone is new to linux is not installing virtualbox more advanced than beginner ? i think booting a live os on usb bare metal is easier and uses less resources than virtualbox ?
heh, true, I just recall getting into linux through Virtualbox originally and then experimenting through live boot and eventually using it as a main which has worked for a lot of people
 

Westmenti

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Welcome to Linux.org @Westmenti. The best way to get started is to have the distro installed on your PC itself and test it for yourself, rather than just reading. There are various distros to choose from, but for beginners, I think you should go for Linux Mint or Ubuntu. The installation process of these distros is straightforward, just like you install Windows. And, if you have any issues, you can search your questions on Google, and most likely, your issues are already solved at Ask Ubuntu or Linux Mint Forum.

Linux Mint: www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Ubuntu: www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
Thanks you so much for your response
 

Westmenti

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What is it exactly you're asking for? Start by learning the basics, depending on your learning style, choose a method you think will be more helpful, i.e. I learn faster by reading than by watching videos, although I do watch them too but I read first about the topic the video is about. Create a VM with VBox, VMware or qemu, install a Linux distro and start playing with it. Check some of the many forums/blogs/YouTube channels and anything Linux related available on the web. If you know people who use Linux, talk to them. Go here https://distrotest.net/ which is a website and I quote

This is a nice place too https://distrowatch.com/

Hope this helps! :)
Thanks for your reply, i am very delighted, i will go thro the websites you listed, the truth is i am a novice in IT but i am very interested in learning and someone recommended i begin as a Linux administrator, so i wanna try to read about it and get certified.
 

Tolkem

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but @daydream if someone is new to linux is not installing virtualbox more advanced than beginner ? i think booting a live os on usb bare metal is easier and uses less resources than virtualbox ?
I started using VMs rather than "experimenting" in bare metal. They say "nothing can happen while in live USB" but truth is many things can happen, so I really think using a VM is easier than trying something you're not familiar with and which can damage the pc and whatever OS is installed in it if not careful enough, and if you're a curious person you might find yourself in a hard spot; mount your Windows partition and do funny things within it, next thing you know, there's no windows anymore. Besides, VBox is fairly easy to learn and use, is not like qemu(unless you use virt-manager)where you have to use the command line, although I do prefer qemu than VBox now. :)
 

daydream

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I started using VMs rather than "experimenting" in bare metal. They say "nothing can happen while in live USB" but truth is many things can happen, so I really think using a VM is easier than trying something you're not familiar with and which can damage the pc and whatever OS is installed in it if not careful enough, and if you're a curious person you might find yourself in a hard spot; mount your Windows partition and do funny things within it, next thing you know, there's no windows anymore. Besides, VBox is fairly easy to learn and use, is not like qemu(unless you use virt-manager)where you have to use the command line, although I do prefer qemu than VBox now. :)
yeah, I always found it better to use VMs personally to mess around with linux because I could make a few VM's while still actually being in Windows as well as having VMs consisting of multiple distros, without the risk of messing up partitions and so forth.
 

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