Before you begin the training, please note the following:
- The posts will focus on technical information only. In other words, I will not be discussing the history of Linux in any of the posts. If you are interested in learning about the history of Linux, here are some sites that discuss the topic.
- A well-written article from Rajib Hasan on the history of Linux
- Wikipedia article on Linux
- Wikipedia article on GNU
- The posts will not discuss how to install distros of Linux, nor will it discuss how to run distros in Linux using Virtual PC software or remote access software. If you are having trouble with installing Linux or if you are having trouble running Linux, consult the distro's documentation or do some research on the web.
- To enhance your learning experience, you should have access to a computer that has a distro of Linux installed on it. From my experience, most Linux users I know really like Ubuntu. You can get a copy from http://www.ubuntu.com
- Because this is not a distro-specific tutorial, there may be some steps in the tutorial that are vague (ex: "If you are in GUI mode, open your command window."). Before you begin the tutorial, be familiar with how to navigate through the distro of Linux that you are using for this tutorial.