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I've been running Ubuntu 13.04 since June 2013, and upgrading to 13.10 as we speak.(Note I own total 3 laptops.) My goal is to have one complete Linux machine and one dual boot, and third well (he is a newer Lenovo with Windows 8.1 and is touch screen.) but I want to learn Ubuntu life and further myself with using it for everyday use, but I'm not very fluid in Linux usage and hoping to find people who have a love for teaching others how to be one with the BEST OS IN THE WORLD! Hope I've got few people wanting to teach or give good instruction for success.

~Mike Cheney~

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Jorge Castro, Aditya, Florian Diesch, qbi, guntbert Oct 29 '13 at 20:59

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Okay, Welcome to Ubuntu. Do you have a particular question that you wanted to ask or that I may have overseen? – LiveWireBT Oct 29 '13 at 9:34
The only thing I can pick out of that is that there is a want to learn Ubuntu, therefore its either too general or is a possible duplicate of… – NGRhodes Oct 29 '13 at 9:58
possible duplicate of How do I install Ubuntu? – Jorge Castro Oct 29 '13 at 17:23
Pretty much learning proper terminal use, for example I tried to do Samba and messed that up, but I noticed people suggest groups and forums so I will do just that. Thank you for advice and input. – Michael Raymond Cheney Oct 30 '13 at 6:21

The best way to learn anything is to use it. The internet is a great place to learn and find all sorts of useful information but no one is going to hold your hand. I would recommend that you install Ubuntu on one of your laptops and use it as much as possible.

Use it as your main machine and you will be surprised how quickly you will either bite-the-bullet and learn how to do things or give up trying. As long as you do not give up you WILL LEARN!

In addition to this site there are many more decent sites where you can find info:

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Visit a Hackerspace or a Linux User Group

While the internet provides you with many useful resources, there is nothing compared to meeting people in person and learning from looking over their shoulders. Show them what you have found out by yourself and ask them questions on how to go further from there.

I heartily recommend you to visit a Hackerspace or a LUG.

Unfortunately I was unable to find a generalized approach how to find a nearby LUG. But there are listed Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo). Else, you might want to try to ask at your local school or university. If everything fails, Google is your friend.

This page will show you the nearest hackerspace.

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Love the advice and going to do just that. Thank you very much and have wonderful night. – Michael Raymond Cheney Oct 30 '13 at 6:19

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