First of all my name is Kevin, aged 19 and living in Belgium - Europe.
I've studied and graduated in network management this year, yet I feel like I don't know enough yet. I'd like to specialize in security as it's in my eyes the most fascinating subject in a computer network.
Now after googling and browsing a lot to find a decent community, I found this website.
It looks like my thoughts were right, and I do have a lot to learn about this all.
Some of you (if not most of you) think 'oh no, another guy who wants to become a hacker', well you're right, I do want to become a security expert and hopefully build a career with it.
Since one has to begin somewhere, here are some first questions, if someone would want to answer them, that would be great!
1) I am currently using windows xp, I will get myself a new machine and install Ubuntu on it, is Ubuntu any good or are all distributions basically the same except the way they work?
2) Currently I have no programming skills whatsoever. I don't want to go off and start using tools that do everything for me, giving myself the idea that I'm doing great, so what language should I start with?
3) Are there any tutorials for complete beginners such as myself to start with on this website? I've been browsing in the tutorial forum earlier, but by the looks of it, it's directed to those that are already skilled in the world of hacking.
Hopefully I'll learn a lot in this community, as I'm eager to get started.