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    I'd suggest you consider either CentOS or Debian (or Ubuntu LTS) if you want to play from a server perspective as I find Fedora moves too quickly to be used effectively on a server.

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    ok i will give a few a go in a VM, anyone got any more suggestions about learning comamnds?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Do a real life project, preferably one which can be expanded on; for example a file server, set up samba, then get LDAP working, then SSO, then backups/snapshots, etc...
    Yes :-)

    If you possibly can, use a Linux machine as your main machine - you'll find out how to do things because you need to and that's much more of a driver than just working through unrelated tutorials etc. If necessary, keep a windows machine under the metaphorical table and just remote desktop into it.

    My "real world" project at the moment is MythTV - I must get round to writing up what I've done because I've learned a lot with it.

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    Use Putty (or any other good termial app) so that moving between windows doesnt mean having to release focus of the VM window every time you need to read a manual etc. Also means you can copy and paste in long commands, dont over do it though or else none of the commands will stick in your head.

    And i like WinSCP for file transfers/editting config files
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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    My "real world" project at the moment is MythTV - I must get round to writing up what I've done because I've learned a lot with it.
    Oww MythTv, forgot about that.

    Could be a good way to justify having a physical PC devoted to linux.


    Routers another good one, but you have to be prepared to fix it when it breaks/you break it. Had great fun tonight when my router stopped allowing http through. As it so happens i had mistakenly bought a wireless router rather than an access point and it had arrived today. Worked out alright in the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Use Putty (or any other good termial app) so that moving between windows doesnt mean having to release focus of the VM window every time you need to read a manual etc.
    Also worth installing Xming - a free X server for Windows; you can then do GUI stuff as well as command line.

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    I've just removed the GUI from my 2 linux boxes - no need for a GUI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I've just removed the GUI from my 2 linux boxes - no need for a GUI
    Now, I'm old enough to remember editing graphics without a mouse (PXED on a 380z, anyone?) but doing it without a GUI - well, "respec'" is what I think the young people say :-)

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    lol - Nothing like that is done on the linux boxes - thats what Samba is for

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    Hi all, bit of an infrequent visitor to this forum.

    I have really just embarked on a similar project - trying to finally get to grips with linux and ubuntu in particular (i.e. got my hands on the LPI "in a nutshell" book)

    I am in no way an expert but I have installed and uninstalled ubuntu a few times, always as a dual boot and on one occasion as a multiple boot environment. I have recently just found this on the ubuntu forums and it is literally hot off my printer - Main page - Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

    It's probably a good startlng point for the OP as is the ubuntu forums, a place that has helped me out of more than one ubuntu cockup on my part

    Hope it helps

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