New Linux Technician/User need help to learn Ubuntu

Asked by bontle on 2012-10-31

HI

I am a technician at my department , I have worked on Windows all my life , but my new job requires that I support Linux .

I would like to learn more about Linux , Partitions etc.

Different email clients and How one can know more about Linux.

Thank You

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said :
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Linux is no more difficult to use than Windows but it is different. For most everyday users the Linux experience is running GUI programs so not that dissimilar to Windows but for support issues a lot of things are done from a command line

Its hard to advise in too much detail without knowing more.

1. Which versions of Linux do you need to support
2. What do you need to support? Is it just typical end user problems or do you need a much deeper knowledge

This book is a good start

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubuntu-Linux-Toolbox-Commands-Debian/dp/0470082933/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1351677102&sr=8-42

And there are lots of tutorials on the web
http://www.linux.org/tutorial/view/beginners-level-course
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/
https://help.ubuntu.com/

for a start

It is worth getting to know the forums for each version you need to support. You have already found one of the Ubuntu forums but there are others. You need to be slightly careful because the forums are open so there are all levels of experience here but most people are happy to help and you soon get to know who the most experienced people are.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Just install the OS and use it, you will learn as you explore the OS

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :
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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Damn that's a lot

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :
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In the meantime, I have moved the user guide links to this location:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ExternalGuides

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