Can anyone suggest some basic material that I could read to get a better handle on linux? Or maybe a youtube video or what not? Anything is good.
I would like to better understand the logic and design behind the OS. Figure that would be a good start. Or would it be better to grab some reading on terminal commands? Im not sure so just throw some stuff at me please(not literally)
there is so much available i hardly know where to begin, these are
mostly generic and applicable to all distros. These three will give
you several days of reading
Free E-Books http://tinyurl.com/r3wrcr/
Linux Documentation Project http://tldp.org/index.html
specialized search http://www.google.com/linux
and, then there are just loads of info specific to openSUSE available
via http://en.opensuse.org/Documentation and/or
If you wanted print form, there are hundreds of books available. And you don’t even have to get something new either.
When I took a Unix Operating Systems class 2.5 years ago, we used a book that was then 6 years old. The book taught the basics really well, and I was actually surprised I was still able to use and apply a lot of the stuff on brand-new distros. I still use it as a reference, and I’m teaching my GF out of it. Since its such an old text book, I think the asking price is around USD $1 or so.
So even in printed form, basic materials could be had for a couple dollars (or free if you know where to look )
Another good option is to browse through the man pages at the command line.
> Can anyone suggest some basic material that I could read to get a
> better handle on linux? Or maybe a youtube video or what not?
> Anything is good.
> I would like to better understand the logic and design behind the
> OS. Figure that would be a good start. Or would it be better to grab
> some reading on terminal commands? Im not sure so just throw some
> stuff at me please(not literally)
The linux documentation project http://tldp.org/guides.html has a
great document called “Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide” It
was last updated in June 2008. Hope this helps.