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guys i am new to Linux and wanted to know the details of working of Linux from the very basics I have started using the basic terminal commands but still i want to know them better and how it works Can somebody suggest some reference i can use ,some book or material that can provide me some insight to Linux.

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marked as duplicate by vasa1, Mitch, user68186, Alaa Ali, guntbert Sep 11 '13 at 19:46

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or even...… – fossfreedom Sep 11 '13 at 11:39
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You can find alot of tutorials online. The most important step is to

  1. Learn the basic commands and how they can be used.

  2. Try to configure new services in Ubuntu and troubleshoot them

  3. Going towards shell scripting (it's good to know how to write shell scripts)

  4. Hang around in Ask Ubuntu ask questions and answer others problem.

Here are some links you will find useful

Using the terminal


Ubuntu Geek

The geek stuff

All the best :D

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wow..i checked out some of the mentioned links...these are really helpful thanx a lot dude... – Saber777 Sep 11 '13 at 12:15
Your Welcome :D – Tarun Sep 11 '13 at 13:30

Start with the official Ubuntu book ( and then when you ready for something deeper try Ubuntu Unleashed (

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From the first link: "Covers the latest version of Ubuntu--Ubuntu 6.06LTS" so I've downvoted your answer. – user25656 Sep 11 '13 at 11:50
I was informing the user of the book, the series. It is up to the poster to choose the latest book, obviously. It's not my fault that the official Ubuntu book page is outdated. – isupportopensource Sep 11 '13 at 11:54
the ubuntu uleashed will surely be helpful once i get some experience with the basics...thnx for the link. – Saber777 Sep 11 '13 at 12:29

On the terminal thing, I can't really find the site I'm looking for, but this might be handy:

If I find the tutorial I'm looking for, I'll edit this.

Best of luck man!

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Yeah ..!!! tutorials will be awesome .will be grateful if u could send a link for those . – Saber777 Sep 11 '13 at 14:27

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