I've recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my oldie ThinkPad, along with Python-interpreter idle and obviously Python.
I'm looking to learn the basics of this programming language, but I've had no luck finding a conclusive beginners guide for the most recent Python that doesn't require knowledge of previous coding language.
I know how to use the GUI and use terminal for installation or basic tasks, and I have a basic knowledge of BASIC (goto, print, input, if, next, etc.) But absolutely no knowledge of Python or any other coding.
If someone could briefly explain or point me in the right direction to a guide, that would be great!
Also, if anyone can recommend a better language to start off with for a beginner, I would be very interested. However, from what I've researched it seems Python is the most supported cross-platform and in general?
Thanks in advance.