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#1 oblio2231

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:21 PM

I hope that everyone is having a great start of the year!  I'm excited to be starting 2017 with Bodhi 4.0.0!

 

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As a computer enthusiast, I have found Linux has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have come across outside of learning Cisco's IOS.  Countless times I have set things up on my PC (running Linux), blown it up, searched how to fix the issue, blown something else up messing around, chatted on IRC for a solution, blown something else up, poked around the forums for help....ad infinitum.  Love it.  Wouldn't trade if for anything.  Waiting for a windoz update to fix an issue that they broke was not my thing anymore...

 

I have attempted to use other streamlined distros and have found their communities to not be as helpful or welcoming (how dare you ask a question of a forum for help at a non-expert level...tisk tisk...).  It is through this very "slim" nature of Bodhi that has really aided in my learning of Linux - the basics without bloat!  And while I am certainly no Linux expert, I am light-years past where I was 16 or so years ago as a young person running SUSE Enterprise on a homemade computer with a barely functional dial-up connection...guessing if I could figure out syntax through guess and check... 

 

So enough ranting...what have you found to be most useful to learn Linux?

 

Personally, blowing up Bodhi and fixing it has helped a lot - playing with the command line has also helped me better understand what my system is doing and how.  I also found the edx/Linux Foundation's LFS101 "Intro to Linux" class to be helpful with areas that I didn't have much previous exposure to.  Other than that, trolling the forums/IRC for Bodhi and trying to be helpful has taught me a lot.  Even if questions others pose are not issues I have personally experienced, searching and digging into these new topics has been and is a great learning experience.

 

So what has helped and inspired you?


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A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:36 PM

Good question. Why not to read some answers:

 

http://forums.bodhil...-good-at-linux/

 

PS: All the best in New Year for you as well :)



#3 oblio2231

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

Good question. Why not to read some answers:

 

http://forums.bodhil...-good-at-linux/

Thank you - I missed that in my searches!  I'll check it out!


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#4 oblio2231

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:59 AM

Anyone use the Linux Bible

 

I have come across it at various points in my life...most recently saw it at a Barnes and Noble the other day and considered getting it...I generally do not like self help books with the name "Bible" or "Dummy" in their titles. 

 

Is it a handy reference?


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