Every once and a while people ask me for advice on how to learn Linux. My answer is always: use it. There's no substitute for using it every day. Break stuff and fix it. Learn how to get help from the community and get involved. It'll feel natural before you know it.

Dec 31, 2021 路 3:38 AM UTC

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Replying to @vwbusguy
Def should use it. But also make some flash cards, because even after years I still don't remember a lot of commands I use occasionally. Just for some reason they never stick in my head when I only use them maybe once a month.
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I break my system often and get mad and fix it lol
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This is how I learned FreeBSD
Replying to @vwbusguy
Yep! This is a great way of going about it! I've helped a number of friends begin using Linux, and while I'm always happy to help explain things to them or guide them, I always make sure they have the tools to experience everything themselves and get used to it as well!
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Replying to @vwbusguy
This is the answer to how to learn just about anything.
Replying to @vwbusguy
That's exactly how I got started, by using Linux as the only installed OS on my laptop. There were hurdles in the beginning for doing even basic tasks. The community definitely helped.
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I got a old Lenovo Thinkpad to install, break and test Linux with.
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My first Linux machine was a ThinkPad T23, running Fedora Core 4.
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It's easy put Slackware current, brake glibc after update馃榿, and repair with single user mode... Put Gentoo and understand how to compile software, install Arch and use.