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rabray wrote:Install linux on a laptop or your home system and get started.
DrivinTin wrote:In my opinion if you are going to really learn linux you don't go with Ubuntu or some other drop in install. Go grab the min install cd of Gentoo and work your way through the install guide. Not only will it help you setup a base system, but Gentoo has an amazing amount of HOWTOs and a great community for trouble shooting issues.
hell_razor wrote:Ever heard of learning to crawl before you walk? Throwing a new user in a minimal install in Gentoo may not be the best way to get a long term user. I would say that installing any current mainstream enthusiast distro (ubuntu,fc,suse,etc) would be sufficient. It will allow the user to have ease of use and still allow the user to compile code, update the kernel, etc. at their own pace.
This is kind of like learning to ride a motorcycle for the first time on a modern sportbike...it can be done, but may also result in a quick death.
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